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The Old Thatch Tearooms

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4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden...
A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden offering 'the best Cream Teas', sandwiches, snacks, traditional fare and cakes. Many items on our menu are Gluten Free.
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 19
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  • 3
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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
Must Visit

We were on holiday in shanklin Isle of Wight and went into the tearoom what a wonderful tearoom each room was done out in different colour and the garden was something special it was done as. Fairy Grotto. The scones were to die for and excellent tea the staff were very pleasant a must visit if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jean E
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were on holiday in shanklin Isle of Wight and went into the tearoom what a wonderful tearoom each room was done out in different colour and the garden was something special it was done as. Fairy Grotto. The scones were to die for and excellent tea the staff were very pleasant a must visit if you go to the... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for recommending my 'very special' Teashop and secondly I am so glad you enjoyed your Cream Tea sitting in the Fairy Garden, it is such a pleasure when I see my Customers enjoying themselves. Hope you visit us again in the not too distant future. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Patricia More 

Mapledurham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just fantastic. A lovely peaceful retreat with a fairy garden! Just lovely. Cream tea was superb. Waiting staff were excellent and they let me purchase gluten free cake to take out. Lovely, lovely place - so pleased we called in

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

It absolutely lovely when our Customers really enjoy everything about my Beautiful Teashop and it was a pleasure to serve you and I am so glad you enjoyed your Take a Way GF Cake. Look forward to you visiting again. Patricia More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this beautiful tea room in June 2015 on our family holiday, the food was lovely - fresh fruit scones with clotted cream and jam and delicious tea cakes. The garden was beautiful and tranquil and very comfortable - everyone was very friendly and made us feel very welcome - we will definitely be going back next year! It's... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

I am so glad that you and your family all had such a lovely time in my Beautiful Teashop and I thank you especially for writing your review. I look forward to you and your family visiting again next year. Patricia More 

Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a gem! Wonderful afternoon spent relaxing in the Fairy garden with tasty food from the extensive menu, a good bottle of wine with warm hospitality from Pat & Charles, just perfect! We will be back, thank you.

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

So glad you had such a happy and relaxing time in our Teashop and thank you for sharing your experience with tripadvisor we really appreciate that. Looking forward to the next time you visit. Patricia More 

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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Probably a traditional dilemma - a visit to the IoW and somewhere to eat. I scoured TripAdvisor and came across the Old Thatch. As my partner needed gluten free and we were going to explore Shanklin further during the day, it certainly ticked the boxes of food and location. On top of this the decoration inside was really lovely, the... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and I am so glad we were able to please all of your food intolerances, which makes us feel extremely glad. It is so nice to know that our Customers also appreciate all aspects of what we offer in our Beautiful and Unique Teashop. Hope to see you again when you next visit... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Me and my girlfriend an family went here for lunch..... Found it to be very nice the lady what served us was really nice and polite even offered me more soup witch I said no to at the time but afterwards wished I had of said yes hehe. Food and tea was good . The garden and lay out of... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and maybe you will find the time to come back again for more soup! I am so glad you liked my Teashop and hope to see you again soon. Patricia More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very helpful and friendly staff, prompt service. Lovely cream teas. Very good value for money. In very pretty well tendered gardens.

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of my Teashop and I am so very pleased that you loved my Teashop. I hope that you have an opportunity to visit us again. Patricia More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a lovely place! Pink, blue or Green tea rooms, lovely homemade cakes😊 enchanting outside Fairy garden. Very well run by the owners, a definite must visit for afternoon strawberry tea

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of my lovely 'enchanting' Teashop and also for your recommendation to visit. Hope you have time to visit again. Patricia More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited the old thatch tearoom during June 2015 with my wife and son (who has to follow a strict gluten free diet). The food was great and the staff were very knowledgable about coeliac disease and the care needed to not cross contaminate. We had good weather and had a table in the garden area - which was really nice... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and it was such a pleasure to serve you, especially little Thomas who is coeliac. I am so pleased that you visited us on two occasions which tells me that we are doing everything right, dealing with intolerances and also giving our customers a most enjoyable experience. I was also so delighted with the... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stayed in the Isle Of Wight for a week-and visited The Old Thatch Tearooms twice during the week.. (Would have been more if we had had time!).. We only had the traditional cream tea, (2 scones each and a large pot of tea between two of us), but it was so worth it and definitely good value for money!!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am so very pleased that we made your holiday extra special visiting my Beautiful and Unique Teashop. I look forward to meeting you again later on in the Summer and hope that you can taste more that we have to offer on our menu. Patricia More 

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Additional Information about The Old Thatch Tearooms

Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 865587
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 16

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865587

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

Description

A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden offering 'the best Cream Teas', sandwiches, snacks, traditional fare and cakes. Many items on our menu are Gluten Free.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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