We plan to visit IOW but do not want to make the same mistake as our recent visit to wales.Though we stayed in a lovely dog friendly cottage, there was only one pub, which didn't allow dogs, and as the weather was not its best, drinking outside was not favourable. Can anyone advise the best area/place to stay, not over-run with children, but not so remote that you have to drive everywhere. Will probably be out of season, 3-4 nights, maybe even risk December. A pub/eaterie in walking distance from accommodation essential. Please help.