We are David and Nicola Holland and we’ve called Southbourne our home for more than 20 years.

We're passionate about our local community and decided to open The Wight Bear in 2015 because of our love of real ale, and the obvious need for a venue that wasn’t full of fruit machines, loud music, and TVs but instead focused on the important things in life – good beer, good conversation and good times.

We've got a great team of Beer Handlers who you will meet when you visit us - ask them any questions you have about the beers as these guys know their stuff and are as passionate about the Bear as we are.

We’ve adapted our little business over the years to embrace the ever changing beer scene and the needs of a descerning bunch of local customers. Standing still is not an option for us!

We hope you enjoy our vision of a beer haven. We work very hard to make it something special. Peace and love.