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Inn on the Beach Restaurant

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97 Sea Front, PO11 0AS, England
023 9246 0043
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely seaside ambience with friendly and helpful staff

The Inn on the Beach is a lovely seaside restaurant, decorated in a coastal/marine style. It is very welcoming and has lovely sea views. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even going to the trouble to find out about the National Watersports Festival for us. The ambience was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Vanessa W
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Inn on the Beach is a lovely seaside restaurant, decorated in a coastal/marine style. It is very welcoming and has lovely sea views. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even going to the trouble to find out about the National Watersports Festival for us. The ambience was very pleasant and, with a wood burning stove, I can imagine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited for lunch. Our order was mixed up but the manger sorted it out quickly and efficiently. My wife had Moules Frites and my boys and I all had cod and chips. The view across Hayling Island was fantastic and the food very good. Would return if on the island again.

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the mix up but I'm delighted to hear that it was sorted out quickly and that you had a 5 star experience with us anyway! We very much look forward to seeing you again next time you're on Hayling Island! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really lovely views with binoculors to use. We had pizza which was enjoyed by us all. Highly recommended. Lovely interior.

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased that you had an enjoyable time with us and look forward to your next visit. More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

They did not let us down. Another great meal overlooking the Solent with the sun slowly setting. Friendly, helpful staff. A great meal with my family to celebrate my 70th birthday. Meal sizes very generous, so I tend to ask for smaller portions. Staff always obliging. This place has so much room to eat inside or out to take advantage... More 

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and for choosing to spend such an important birthday with us! I am delighted that you had such a good time with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon and for many more birthdays to come! More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If we had not been having a birthday celebration I would have sent the food back and left!! The whitebait was overcooked, the lamb shank dry and tasteless. My partner had steak which he said was the worst steak he'd ever had. We will never eat there again!!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We only had coffee on a lovely Sunday morning, but was great we could relax with pets in tow. I enjoyed the colours and tones of the building and outdoor furniture against the blue sea and sky and that alone relaxed me. We didn't eat as was a bit early for lunch but I had a look around inside and... More 

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you! What a lovely, sunny review! We take great pride in our establishment and a lot of careful consideration has gone into the aesthetics, so I'm delighted that you found them to be so relaxing! We look forward to welcoming you all again soon for a meal. More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The views are excellent ,food very good and service quick with a smile! We have visited many times this summer ,the best place on the island if you are visiting. If hungry the pizzas homemade are fantastic. If lucky you get a seat in one of the half moon windows with unrivalled views often of the kite surfers.

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us with 5 stars! We are extremely lucky to have such views and are so pleased to hear the feedback from our customers - if only we had a window seat for everyone! We very much look forward to seeing you again and are more than happy to reserve one of our... More 

Stevenage
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Booked on the Tuesday for our trip for my wife's birthday on the Saturday night. When we got there, struggled to find someone to speak to. They couldn't find our booking, we had requested a table with view as it was special occasion, and they tried to cram us in the corner. They really we up themselves and couldn't give... More 

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Kent, England
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The slow service at the bar is the only thing that lets the place down. Food is awesome and you can eat inside or al fresco weather dependant

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Carole M, Owner at Inn on the Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear you caught us on a slower day, it is quite unusual. I am delighted, however, to learn that you consider our food awesome! I hope that we will see you again very soon. More 

Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the second time I have come to this eatery to dine and I did have reservations. We ordered the fish cakes which had very little fish, were tasteless and dry. We had to ask why our food was not served after a 50 minute wait and they did arrive 5 minutes later but with no apology. It was... More 

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  • Address: 97 Sea Front, PO11 0AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hayling Island
  • Phone Number: 023 9246 0043

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