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The Taverners

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High Street, Godshill PO38 3HZ , England
01983 840707
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Quality dining without the price-tag!

What can I say, fantastic food, great service. Superb value! It's been a while since I dined here. Hence the short review but will be sure to return on my next visit to IOW

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lee C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say, fantastic food, great service. Superb value! It's been a while since I dined here. Hence the short review but will be sure to return on my next visit to IOW

Thank Lee C
Chale, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Every time. It's a high quality restaurant with a relaxed pub vibe. The beer is good too.

Thank kkevvin
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As an early Saturday evening walk up, all the tables appeared to have been reserved however, we were placed on a table which had a later evening reservation and were able to enjoy our meal without being hurried. We had a pleasant meal. The menu is short, but thoughtful and changes depending on what is in season and on the... More 

Thank MLRP001
Cowes, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not been to The Taverners for a few years, been missing out! A Feb Wednesday Evening, pretty quiet, very welcoming and nice atmosphere. OK, we know it is an eatery, but it still feels like a pub, which is a good thing and hard to achieve. The food was excellent. I had the Suet Crust Beef and Ale Pie, which... More 

Thank TIMoftheWIGHT
Wroxall, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited the taverns on a number of occasions. Sometimes just for a drink whilst out for a dog walk, sometimes for dinner with friends. Great pub, excellent eclectic menu and friendly service. very impressed!

Thank Marie S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pie was awesome, lovely tender beef, rich gravy, perfect pastry. The chips I think cut almost like a roast potato. Just excellent!! Special starter of game terrine with real ale chutney was equally pleasing. Keep up the good work

Thank Kyle R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I'm very thankful for a considerate wife who always drops me off here before she goes shopping. She leaves me to enjoy a quiet pint and a pot of scratchings while she browses the shops.

Thank Trevor H
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the Island for "Twixmas twixed and between period" as always we headed for the The Taverners before anywhere else, reserving our window "darling remember Godshill" table, perfect, spoilt for choice as always we decided to peruse, therefore with my J2O and my wife's vat of Pinot, peruse cogitate and ultimately select we jolly well did. Going straight for main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been many many times, we have a holiday home in the village so it's our local for the summer. Under Lisa and Roger the Taverners has been transformed. The menu is mostly family favourites, a twist here and there, but it's always cooked and presented to a high standard. The pub itself is lovely, cosy low ceilings exposed beams.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I had read the great reviews and was almost worried ...what if it didn't meet my expectations? Well...I can honestly say it is the best meal I have eaten in a very long time. A warm greeting, lovely setting...plenty of room. I had pork belly with faggot and red cabbage and bubble and squeak.omg..amazing..faultless..cleared my plate. Hubby had a super... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Godshill PO38 3HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Godshill
  • Phone Number: 01983 840707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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