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The Crab & Lobster Inn

32 Foreland Fields Road, Bembridge, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Worcester
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Crab and Lobster normally and over many holidays we have eaten here. When looking for somewhere to stay, I found this and thought it would be of the normal high standards. We stayed for 2 nights. Disappointed. Positives: the beds were amazing. I am fussy with pillows and beds and these were fab. We had a particularly... More 

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Hampshire
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this tucked away pub a number of times over the years as we have always considered it to be one of the best places for a pub meal on the Island. We have particularly gone there for the sea food platter. This years visit was a little disappointing. Our sea food platter was swimming in oil and... More 

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bed and breakfast has the great advantage of having an excellent inn downstairs that serves Goddards Fugle and an awesome cooked breakfast to help you recover in the morning. Get up early in the morning and stroll down the beach to the Lifeboat station before breakfast and take in the sea air. No better way to start the day.... More 

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to pot your review. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We utilise all of our reviews as part of the training and development programme so, thank you on behalf of all the team here at the pub, and we do hope we have the opportunity... More 

London
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad i had googlemaps ...hard to locate but excellent food and well known by locals. Good to escape tourist places near the beaches. Staffed entirely by 17 year olds who were efficient with service. Worth a walk down to the beach to work up appetite

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. In reference to your comment on our staff all being 17, I would just like to clarify that we do indeed employ many local young adults during the summer whilst they are home from university and college as we believe... More 

Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night for a birthday dinner and right from the start, there were problems. Having booked in advance, we were shown to a back room with a large party of at least 20 and 2 more small and cramped tables. The one we were given would have held possibly 2 and an infant. We asked (party of 4... More 

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very sorry to read how you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. I would be very grateful, as a local, if you could please contact me at the pub directly so we can discuss your experience in greater detail. I look forward to hearing from you.... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have gone to Bembridge every year for as far as I can remember ( 21 years and counting) and the Crab and Lobster is always a firm favourite when choosing a place to eat. The prices are good and the quality of food is great (scampi and chips always an all round favourite). The fish is without a doubt... More 

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted that you have been coming to us for the past 21 years, and I and the team all hope you continue to do so for many years too come. We pride ourselves on providing excellent food and service, and are always looking at ways to... More 

uk
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and a very popular Gastro Pub - i had the fish and chips - excellent - you,ll need a car or taxi unless your lucky on your location choice for hotel/ B and B but local taxi firm were great though - it's right in the beach so great for a walk by the front

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am so delighted to read how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We utilise all of our reviews as part of our development programme and I will pass your lovely comments onto our team here at the pub. I do hope we have the opportunity... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I did review the crab and lobster a while back after a trip with the other half , and it was great, you turn up and it's like a mad rush for a table with a great view , always busy . I'm not entirely sure if the business has changed hands but , it's not particularly busy on the... More 

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your review. I am very pleased to read through your comments that your did still find the pub a great place to come to dine. Your review, did not state when you last visited but I can reassure you that it has had the same owners for the last 7 years so I am... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I have just had the most tasty hot seafood platter for two this afternoon, the staff were very friendly and they even had smiley faces which is quite rare now a days. I will definitely recommend here to all my family and friends and will certainly return for another tasty meal x

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crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We utilise all our reviews as part of our training and development programme and your comments will be passed onto all my team. Thank you once again for posting your review, and I look forward to... More 

NORTHANTS
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stopped for lunch and took the dogs , they went wild on the beach which stretches for miles when ride out , had lovely lunch crab cakes and chips to die for ! Would recommend especially if you have dogs , they are still worn out a day later !

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crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We constantly look to improve our customer experience and I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to welcoming you back to the pub the next time you visit the Island Regards & Best Wishes Carole Duty Manager More 

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