List of Isle of Wight warm welcome spaces

About Isle of Wight Warm Welcome spaces

There are warm welcome spaces across the Isle of Wight. Many of them are open all year.

Please use the list to find one that's suitable for you. Please check that the warm welcome space you want to visit is open before you go.

Complete the online form to add your warm welcome space to the list below. It takes about 5 minutes.

East Wight

Brading Youth and Community Centre, High St, Brading, PO36 0DH    
Monday and Thursday, 10am to 1pm.                        
Website: Brading Community Partnership 

Brading Methodist Church, 54 Station Rd, Brading, Sandown PO36 0DY
Open all year round

Tuesday 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Community Café, refreshments & chatter, homemade soup from 11am to enjoy with others or take away. All welcome.
Tel: 01983 407201 

Warm and Well, St Helens Community Centre, Guildford road, St Helens, Ryde, PO33 1UH
Opening 10 January 2024
Every Wednesday of each month, except the 1st Wednesday in the month. 11.30am to 2pm. 
Free soup and roll, refreshments, activities and conversations

St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde PO33 1BP
Open all year round

2nd and 4th Thursday each month 12.30pm to 4pm.
Free soup and a roll, hot drinks, activities including board games and crafts, info about local services and organisations.
Website: St Johns Church 
Tel: 07749 492739

Ryde Library, George St, Ryde PO33 2JE 
Open all year round
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, Wednesday 10.30am to 7pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5pm. Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free crafts, hot drinks.   
Website: Ryde Library
Tel: 01983 823825 

Men Only IOW @ Rodger & Steve's Place, 134 High Street, Ryde, PO33 2RJ
Open all year round
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 2pm
Warm space to sit, relax, food provisions, good company. Free refreshments. A safe, warm, non judgmental place for men to come and spend some time. Laundry provision onsite. 
Website: Men Only IOW
Tel: 01983 722737

Aspire Ryde, Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BN
Open all year round         
Tuesday to Friday 11.30am to 1.30pm. 
Seating, chat, access to advice, and a free hot meal. Other groups and activities which people use as a warm space.    
Website: Aspire Ryde
Tel: 01983 716020

Ryde Veterans Lounge, High St, Ryde, PO33 2HT
Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm.                       
Website: Veterans Hub Isle of Wight

Cuppa Club, Ryde Methodist Church Hall, 14 Garfield Road, Ryde, PO33 2PT
Open all year round

Wednesday 1pm to 3.30pm. 
Free refreshments, friendly chat, activities like board and card games, jigsaws. Open to all ages. 

Johns Club, Oakfield Football Club, Slade Road, Ryde PO33 1EG
Open all year round

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm.
Welcoming warm place with entertainment, TV. Paid for refreshments. 
Website: John's Club
Tel: 01983 865865

St James's Church, Lind Street, Ryde, PO33 2NG
Wednesday 12:30pm.
Warm lunch, warm welcome and good news of God.
Email: office@stjamesryde.com

MAD-Aid DOT Community Room, 11 York Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6QY
Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Warm space, friendly chat, low cost hot drinks and cake, second-hand book swap.
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/madaiddot/
Tel:01983 200648

East Side Curve, York Avenue, East Cowes PO32 6RU
Open all year round
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm (Community Activities permitting).

Friendly welcome, free tea and coffee, community library, general advice, public computer access, newspapers and board games.
Website: East Cowes Town Council

St Mildred's Church Coffee Shop, Whippingham PO32 6LW
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.30am to 3pm.
Tea and coffee, rolls and homemade cakes. Warm location and friendly atmosphere.

Newport, Cowes and West Wight

West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH
Open all year round
7 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday open at 7am. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday open at 9am. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday closes at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday closes at 3pm. 
Café open. Pay it forward scheme means you can have a free hot drink if you can't pay. Donations welcome. 
Website: West Wight Sports and Community Centre 
Tel: 01983 752168

Portland Inn, 2 Worsley Road, Gurnard, Cowes PO31 8JN
Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 10.30pm
Warm place to sit, friendly chat, friendship group afternoons.
Website: The Portland Inn
Tel: 01983 243300

Three Bishops. Main Rd, Brighstone, PO30 4AH
7 days a week, 11am to 10pm 
Friendly chat, hot and cold drinks and food available to buy.
Website: Three Bishops
Tel: 01983 740226

Green Meadows, Colwell Road, Freshwater, PO40 9GG Open all year round
Tuesday 11am to 2pm. 
A nice warm space, advice, company, soup and a roll and hot drinks.
Email: carol.stone@southernhousing.org.uk
Tel: 01983 753005

Our Place Community Café Freshwater, Community room at West Wight Sports & Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH
Open all year round
Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm. 
Community drop-in café for anyone and everyone. Free refreshments (donations happily accepted!), support and advice available. Free Community Lunch 12.45pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Website: Our Place - West Wight Sports and Community Centre 
Tel: 01983 240722

Our Place Community Café Totland, Christ Church, Alum Bay New Road, Totland Bay, PO39 0ES
Open all year round
Monday 2pm to 3pm. Closed bank holidays. Community drop-in café for anyone and everyone. Free refreshments (donations happily accepted!), support and advice available.
One-to-one digital support available on the first Monday of the month.
Website: Our Place - West Wight Sports and Community Centre
Tel: 01983 240722

Freshwater Parish Hall, 12 Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9HZ
Friday 1pm to 3pm apart from some holidays. 
The West Wight Community Market including: tea, coffee and cakes every week, soup once a month, food from supermarkets on a pay as you feel basis from 2pm by The Real Junk Food Project IW, a craft table, drop and swap table, coffee and chat table and eco refill scheme. 

St Mary's Church Hall, Carisbrooke High Street, Carisbrooke PO30 1NN
Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm   
Friendly chat with free tea, coffee and biscuits (donations welcome).
Website: St Mary's Church, Carisbrooke
Tel: 01983 520884

Carisbrooke Priory, 39 Whitcombe Road, Newport PO30 1YS
Open all year round

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 4pm. 
Warm space to sit in, drinks and food (paid for).       
Website: Carisbrooke Priory 
Tel: 01983 523354

Newport Parish Centre, Town Lane, Newport PO30 1JU Open all year round
Friday 10am to 12.30pm. 
Friendly chat and newspapers with free tea, coffee and biscuits (donations welcome). Pop up sessions from Age UK digital, Living Well and Footprint Trust.
Website: Minster Church of St Thomas, Newport 
Tel: 01983 523354

Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council 64 High St Newport PO30 1BA
Open all year round
Friday 9.30am to 12pm
Friendly warm welcome space, free refreshments and light lunch.   
Website: Isle Access
Tel: 07522 558999

Wessex Cancer Support, 21A, Lugley Street, Newport PO30 5HD
Open all year round

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm. 
Friendly chat, puzzles, seated exercise and crafting, free tea and coffee for those with or affected by a cancer diagnosis.                
Website: Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre 

Newport Congregational Church, 98 Pyle Street, Newport PO30 1UH 
Open all year round
Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments, free food to take away, clothes rack, Wi-Fi.      
Website: Newport Congregational Church
Tel: 07909 590370 or 01983 522526

Lord Louis Library, Orchard St, Newport PO30 1LL  
Open all year round

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm. 
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities.              
Website: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 01983 823823

Holyrood Hall, 70 High Street, Newport, PO30 1BA
Tuesday and Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 12pm, 6pm to 8pm.

Church on the Roundabout, Coppins Bridge, Newport. PO30 2BX     
Wednesday 10am to 12pm, Thursday 6pm to 8pm           
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments        
Tel: 01983 717967

Carers Centre, Riverside Centre, Newport PO30 2QR The Salvation Army Hall, Pyle St, Newport, PO30 1UJ
Open all year round         
Thursday 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Friendly chat, free tea, biscuits, advice for adult unpaid carers, a safe space for carers and the people they care for.        
Website: Carers IW 
Tel: 01983 533173 

The Salvation Army Hall, Pyle St, Newport, PO30 1UJ 
Open all year round         
Friday 10am to 2pm
A space in a warm and friendly environment for people in housing crisis to speak face-to-face to those who can help.       
Tuesday 11am to 1pm. A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments.        
Website: Rough sleepers advice  
Tel: 01983 526312

Castlehold Baptist Church, 81 High Street, Newport, PO30 1BH  
Open all year round
First Friday in the month 10am to 12pm.
Knit and Natter, small donation towards tea and coffee.
Friday 10am to 12pm, tea, coffee and biscuits. 
Monthly Messy Church each month with hot meal for adults and young people.
Tea and coffee every Sunday.

Website: Castlehold Baptist Church coffee mornings
Tel: 01983 521751

The Living Room at Revive Community Hub, 82/83 High St, Newport, PO30 1BH    Open all year round
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am to 1.30pm.       
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments.
Website: The Living Room | Revive Newport
Tel:  01983 522596

Music Craft CIC, 98 High St, Newport, PO30 1BQ
Monday, 1pm onwards.   
Coffee, chat and free craft session.           
Tel: 07593 257317

Unitarian Meeting House, High St, Newport PO30 1SS
The Artful Drumming Café with Nature Therapy Isle of Wight.
Saturday morning 10am to 12.30pm       
For families. Free hot buttered toast, endless cuppas, good company and fun and laughter.               

John Cheverton Centre, Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, Newport, PO30 2ER 
Open all year round            
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
A warm space with café seating or comfortable armchairs and reasonably priced food and drink from our cafe (hot and cold options). Charity shop with reasonably priced clothing plus support and company from staff and volunteers.               
Website: Mountbatten Isle of Wight 
Tel: 01983 529511

Northwood Scout Hut, Wyatts Lane, Northwood, PO31 8QA  
Second Thursday in the month 2pm to 4pm (in association with Northwood Church), free coffee & chat.
First Thursday in the month 10am to 12pm (in association with Northwood Church), free coffee, craft and cake. 

Northwood Village Hall, 364 Newport Rd, Northwood, PO31 8PL
Open all year round
Tuesday, 1:30pm to 5:00pm. 
Warm welcome, free hot and cold refreshments, support and advice, games, DVDs, books, Wi-Fi, community food vouchers.

Website: Northwood Parish Council
Tel: 07961 829159

Cowes Library, Beckford Rd, Cowes Po31 7SG
Open all year round
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10 am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.
Free Wi-Fi, free computers, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities, casual chess, refreshments for adult activities. 
Website: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 01983 293341

The Apex Church, St Faiths Road, Cowes, PO31 7HH
Open all year round
Tuesday 8:30 am to 11:00am, drop in for coffee Thursday 10.30am to 12pm.
Breakfast, a cuppa and some company in a warm safe place.
Email: hello@theapexchurch.org
Tel: 01983 221222

Freshwater Library, School Green Rd, Freshwater, PO40 8AP 
Open all year round       

Monday, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. 
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, free activities.      
Website: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 01983 752377

Gunville Methodist Church, Gunville Road, Newport, PO30 5LS
Friday 10.30am to 1pm. Nellie's Coffee Afternoon, Wednesday 2pm to 4pm.
Warm drinks, cakes, soup, toast (Fridays). Friendly chat and information.
Website: gunville.org.uk
Tel: 01983 529697 or 07734 743683

Oasis Drop In Centre, Freshwater Methodist Church, Brookside Road, Freshwater PO40 9ER
Mondays 10am to 12pm except for bank holidays. Enjoy a meal on the first Monday of the month. 
Warm drinks, biscuits, knitting/craft group, scrabble and other board games, jigsaw table, friendly atmosphere. 
Tel: 07582 054201 

Brighstone Methodist Church, 2 Wilberforce Road, Brighstone, PO30 4BD
Open all year round

Monday 10am to 12pm.
Coffee morning.
Email: laypastormike@outlook.com

The Bay

Lake Methodist Church, Sandown Rd, Lake, PO36 9JT
Open all year round       

Tuesday from 2pm.
Music, games, bingo, knitting, colouring, tea and biscuits £2.
1st Thursday of each month; Community lunch 12pm.
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month; Café Library 10am to 12pm.            
Website: Lake Methodist Church diary 
Tel:  07817 154147

Sandown Library, High St, Sandown PO36 8AF 
Open all year round

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.      
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities.        
Website: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 01983 402748

Christ Church, The Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9ET
Open all year round (opening hours may change during the spring and summer)
Mondays 11am to 1pm. 
Soup and a roll and somewhere warm to relax and chat.         
Website: Christ Church, Sandown 
Tel:  01983 639280

Age Concern, 50+, 106 Regent St, Shanklin, PO37 7AP
Open all year round
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. 
Warm and friendly welcome. 
Low-cost lunches Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Snacks and Soup, Tuesdays.
Light refreshments, Thursdays.
Tea, Coffee and chat always available.
Free Wi-Fi
Vectis radio podcast with 50 Plus Centre

John's Club, 62 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6JN
Open all year round
Monday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm.
Support, advice, drinks and food (paid for).
Website: John's Club Isle of Wight       
Tel: 07724 074984

Sandown Methodist Church, York Road, Sandown, PO36 8ET
Open all year round
Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Free refreshments, but donation welcome.
Website: Sandown Methodist Church 
Tel: 01983 407201

South Wight

Ventnor Library, High St, Ventnor, PO38 1LZ
Open all year round

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. 
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities.      
Website: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 01983 852039

St. Johns Church Hall, 45 Coombe Park, Wroxall, PO38 3PH
Friday 10am to 1pm.
Warm space, soup and a roll, friendly chat.
Email: jennywalker28871@hotmail.com

Better Days Café, 64 High St, Ventnor, PO38 1LT
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Warm environment, tea and coffee, hot soup, jacket potatoes, games, jigsaws, books and a huge friendly welcome.         
Website: The Better Days Café

Edward Edwards Library, Old School House, Church Street, Niton, PO382AZ
Monday 2pm to 4.30pm. Wednesday, 9.30am to 12pm.
A warm space and a warm welcome, hot drinks available. Display of local history material, magazines and newspapers to read, blankets to keep you extra cosy and books to read and borrow.
Email: janeclutty@hotmail.com
Tel: 01983 730748

Wellbeing Café, Salisbury Gardens Ventnor, PO38 1EJ
Open all year round

Monday and Wednesday 10am to 2pm, Friday 12am to 4pm.        
A safe space for people with anxiety or mental health issues.       
Website: Ventnor Well-being Café

St Catherine's Church, 11 Church St, Ventnor PO38 1SW
Open all year round

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm for tea, coffee and biscuits.
Thursday 12pm to 2pm, free hot lunch.

  • Free drop-in chat, support sessions and activities for anyone of any age and in any circumstance.
  • A safe environment to access support and advice or simply for a chat. 
  • Signposting to other organisations.

Organisations who come along include: Veterans Outreach, Barnardos, Ventnor Community Shed, Baby Box Isle of Wight, Ventnor Community Pantry, People Matter IOW, Living Well & Early Help, Citizens Advice, Wessex Cancer Trust & Ventnor Community Foodbank.

Ventnor Our Place is on the 4 Thursday of every month (except for July) 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Email: tony@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Tel: 07932 890679