SMOKIN' JACK'S is a Jack Daniel's theme pub, decorated in Tennessee whiskey style.

We sat in the beer garden and enjoyed the sunshine, although by time our food arrived the sun had faded so we moved inside where it was busy with families.

We had a young friend along with us, so we made an uncharacteristic foray onto the extensive children's menu. His dinner was a cheese slider, which comes in a choice of blue, red or green. Yes, you must choose.

Natural bread-coloured bread is not an option. Blue was the choice here, and two cute little burgers with cheese came out.

Isle of Wight County Press: Burger, chips and sauce, with a twist at Smokin' Jack's in Wroxall.

As promised, they were very blue. The nipper powered through them with pleasure, pausing only to point out that actually, as a Liverpool and Saints fan, he would have preferred red.

But what about the grown ups' food? Mindful of Pride Month, we had to try the Unicorn Burger. This was a spectacular burger with two sirloin maple steak patties, bacon, and cheese; served in a rainbow bagel with maple syrup. The multi-coloured bagel was extraordinary, and if it was maybe a little chewy the impressive visual effect couldn't be denied. This memorable burger pile came with fries and a pot of standard ketchup.

Alongside we had a Mac and Cheese Stack. This was another pair of burger patties, topped with macaroni cheese, bacon and more cheese. A visually entertaining presentation, with the chips served in a cute little Jack Daniel's-themed chip tin.

This was a feast that satiated, and delivered what it promised.

Isle of Wight County Press: From the child's menu, a blue cheese slider.From the child's menu, a blue cheese slider. (Image: Matt and Cat.)

Isle of Wight County Press: At Smokin' Jack's in Wroxall.At Smokin' Jack's in Wroxall. (Image: Matt and Cat.)

Especially if you like cheese.

Smokin' Jack's is the village local, and a valuable community amenity. The new incumbents have put much work into the venue, with Jack Daniel's logos and the flag of Tennessee almost everywhere you look.

The menu, too, has been given some thought. It is a unique offering on the Island and likely to remain so. If anything, it's more like a kids menu for grownups. This is not a place to come and eat if you want fine dining or a locally-sourced foraged meal.

The food at Smokin' Jack's is unapologetically frivolous, stuffed with artificial colourings, and given ridiculous names. The cheerful, slightly chaotic, family-oriented service helps too.

This is an authentic pub where visitors will feel welcome and comfortable, and we did too.