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The Old Thatch Tearooms

4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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Ranked #3 of 60 restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this beautiful tearoom in June 2014 from South Africa with friends who've settled in the UK & had the most divine scones with clotted cream & coffee in the lovely fairy garden, would love to have spent more time there as the owners were so pleasant & the surroundings so peaceful, but only had 2 days to see... More

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Midlands, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We actually come back here each year we come to the IOW. My girls kept begging to go back to the Fairy Garden place so we went yesterday. Some of my favourite holiday photos were taken last year near the fountain in these gardens so I was eager to get back. The Fairy Garden has been hugely improved and my... More

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

Well, thank you so much for your wonderful review covering everything regarding my beautiful Teashop. I also thank you for the really good advice regarding my outside tablecloths which are due to be renewed next season. I will definitely take on board what you have said and try to source a different more shabby chic look. Thank you once again... More

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Mum and I came back to Shanklin having been disappointed elsewhere where we found this delightful picturesque tea room. My diet was fully catered for and mum had plenty of choice as well. The owners were very caring and the husband had a great sense of humour. We were so impressed that the whole family went back later for one... More

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

I am so glad you and your Mum had such a lovely time in my Teashop and enjoyed all there is on offer. I look forward to your next visit to the Island and thank you for your wonderful review. Patricia More

Leicestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely tearooms , lovely home baked warm scones,the.apple and ginger scone was delightful, the grandchildren where cater for including books for them too look at, the service was very good offered a blanket to put round my shoulders as it was a little chilly outside a lovely touch, will be back to try something else on your lovely menu... More

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

I am delighted that you so enjoyed yourself in my beautiful Teashop and I look forward to welcoming you again very soon. May I also thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your wonderful review. Patricia More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

if you want a cream tea in a real tea room, look no further. Pretty from the outside, thatched roof etc, inside is just so charming with china teapots around the walls. The cream tea was delicious,2 scones, jam and cream and a pot of tea in a proper teapot and sugar bowl with tongs, perfect. Then go outside and... More

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

Oh I am so glad you had such a lovely time in my Teashop and I thank you for taking the time to write such a good review. I hope it will not be too long before you are able to visit us again. Patricia More

Isle of wight
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a lovely lunch here last week. This pretty restaurant serves good food, nicely presented and excellent pricing. I took my cousin for lunch as she was visiiting from Canada. The only thing that spoils it... is the background music that went from reggae to 'the anniversary waltz' to 'Young hearts run free' while were there.....it ruins the atmosphere...please sort... More

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

Thank you, yet again, for your wonderful review of my Teashop. Next time you are in and I am so glad that as a Local you visit us often please have a chat with me regarding the music and I will see what I can do for you. Patricia More

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Charming service at this old style tearooms,nothing was too much trouble.Delicious cream tea with my family.Our young grandson was brought over a basket of books and crayons to play with. Sandwiches,tea and cream tea served on lovely China tea plates and cups. We look forward to another visit in the not too distant future. The Isle of Wight,a lovely destination.... More

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

I am so glad that you and your Grandson enjoyed your visit to my Teashop and I look forward to welcoming you when you visit next time. Thank you for taking the time to write such a good and informative review. Patricia More

Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We always find a cream tea whilst on holiday and we had decided this would be our place as I love old buildings with charachter - I was not dissapointed. Inside is three different themed rooms and the fairy garden is lovely. The owner has done a fantastic job. We woulnd't have seen the fairy garden if she hadn't pointed... More

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

You are most definitely right the building is grade II listed circa 1690 about the oldest building in Shanklin and I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit including my Fairy Garden and Cream Tea. Thank you so much for your review and I look forward to welcoming you again. Patricia More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having travelled around the world with my job I can truly say iv not experienced anything like this. The tearooms are decorated in different colours, quaint and so relaxing. My mother and I came by it by accident and I'm so glad we did. Although we did not eat there I saw the delicious cakes on offer and observed what... More

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

What a wonderful review covering every aspect of what my beautiful Teashop offers to Customers. Thank you for your observations and, in particular, taking the time to write it all down. I look forward to meeting both you and your Mother again on your next visit to the Island. Patricia More

Selby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very good tearoom with a garden made to relax in service is very good and food is excellent

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

Thank you so much for your review it is very much appreciated. Patricia More

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