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97 Sea Front, PO11 0AS, England
023 9246 0043
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  • 45
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  • 25
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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
Most recent review
Beautiful setting but slow service

We visited as part of a prebooked large family party. The service was very polite and friendly but very slow. The table was so cramped against an adjacent table that the waiter couldn't reach at least 8 of the guests meaning that other guests had to pass plates and drinks along which was far from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LC180660
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited as part of a prebooked large family party. The service was very polite and friendly but very slow. The table was so cramped against an adjacent table that the waiter couldn't reach at least 8 of the guests meaning that other guests had to pass plates and drinks along which was far from ideal. We thought the food... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We sat on the table overlooking the sea, crashing into the shore, it was wonderful. The staff especially the lady behind the bar was lovely and very accommodating. The food was more expensive than most pubs/inns and it was ok. However, we had a lovely time.

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Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely location but let down by not having light lunches on the recently changed menu. Mains too big and starters too small for lunch. We came away without eating 😧. Fine for the evening but then you can't see the view! Pleasant staff, lovely place.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Just visited Inn on the beach. I have been a few times over the years because the location is great. Service is really good and tge beer selection At the bar is spot on. My only issue is the food choices. There is not really a light bite lunchtime option, other than pizza to share but if you have nobody... More 

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london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A great place to go for a drink and/or something to eat ! The Inn on the Beach was very clean, staff were very friendly and helpful, and food was excellent. Well done to all that works there, keep it up !!!!! The views on the beach were lovely. We first went to the Ferryboat and i must say, it... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We work hard to make sure that people have a great experience at our place, so I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have visited the "Inn on the Beach" and have enjoyed the ambience and the menu on a number of occasions. Today was the first day of a new menu and were disappointed that there were no light bites as before. However we ordered a "gourmet cheese and chutney sandwich which arrived with a small cup of chips, assuming from... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your meal, but your feedback is appreciated and your comments taken on board. I hope that you'll come in again soon to give us another try. More 

Bagshot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went for lunch here with my GF and some of her family on the 28th of Feb, We all had a really lovely meal and a nice time and would recommend the food, all of our meals were lovely and there was a nice selection of Ale. The only downside was that my GF's nephew had a ball as... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and am sorry that the young man was spoken to rudely; this is very unusual for our staff. I do hope to see you all again soon. More 

England
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Inn on the Beach is literally on the beach on Hayling Island. From the upstairs bar & lounge there are great views along the shore line & across to the Isle of Wight. The bar offers a good selection of wines, beers, lagers & soft drinks. There is also a good standard menu supported with specials of the day,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our local breweries and are glad you enjoyed their ale and our food & service. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had a cheeky overnight motorhome stop. Delighted to find Inn on the Beach within 3 mins walk!! Very pleasant and friendly bar man. Food homemade, delicious and piping hot. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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

So pleased you found us! Thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

overlooking the sea and the Isle of White, quite a wide menu and good service, reasonably priced. whether with family or with friends

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

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

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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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