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Pointer Inn

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High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
01983 865202
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An amazing lunch, in an amazing Pub, with amazing food!!

We caught a train from Winchester to Portsmouth, a catamaran over to the Island, and the Isle of Wight train to Shanklin to meet a darling friend for the day. She wanted to take us to a snazzy restaurant and suggested "The Pointer", as she had heard good reports about it. Boy, she was not wrong. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
SweetM0lly
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We caught a train from Winchester to Portsmouth, a catamaran over to the Island, and the Isle of Wight train to Shanklin to meet a darling friend for the day. She wanted to take us to a snazzy restaurant and suggested "The Pointer", as she had heard good reports about it. Boy, she was not wrong. We just loved this... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After friends recommending The pointer to us we thought wed go and celebrate our anniversary x The service was excellent from start to finish. We booked a table and pleased that we did as very busy even on a Monday evening! We choose two dishes from the specials board and were impressed with them both. We shared a strawberry pavlova... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have just come back from having a fantastic meal here. When we arrived the car park was full but with luck a car pulled out as we came in. My wife said it would be a good idea to check for a table before we all (4 of us) got out. Waitress was very friendly but apologetic that they... More 

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London, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing dinner at the pointers, would highly recommend the new church pie...it's yummy. Also have to say the service here is absolutely fabulous.

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Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting the Island for years but this was our first visit to The Pointer Inn. Wow what a fantastic pub made to feel very welcome on arrival even with our dog service was quick and the food was well presented & tasted delicious. We all agreed the best meal we have had on the island! We will... More 

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Shanklin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic meal here. We were a party of 10, service was 1st glass along with the food and drinks, all meals and puddings were delicious and very reasonable for such high quality. Would HIGHLY recommend.

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Awesome food at a good price A visit in the pouring rain was rewarded by the offer of a 'reserved' table provided we were fiished within an hour. Two portions of "Emily's Mum's Risotto" and a "Bordeaux Burger" arrived and were greeted with delight. The Vegitarean Risotto was commended by both guests as "Superb and Delicious" and I can vouch... More 

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London
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was a wet Monday evening and we headed out of Shanklin to find somewhere to eat. After 15 minutes we pulled up outside the Pointer Inn. I was going to look at the reviews prior to going in but I couldn't get a signal so based on the fact that there were cars in the car park we decided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really delicious lunch here today... The signature pie was wonderful and we heeded advice we'd been given, ordering from the light bites menu (still very generous) so that we had room for the incredible desserts! A fantastic spot for a meal - an exceptionally reasonably priced too. Best dining experience we've had on the island.

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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We returned here for another meal today. If anything, standards have risen! Someone has noticed my comments in an earlier review about scallops. This time they came on an exquisite, subtle sweet potato puree with thin strips of crisped chorizo - really, a quite spectacular dish, beautifully presented and the scallops now with their coral (which last time they lacked.))... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown  >  Newchurch
  • Phone Number: 01983 865202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?