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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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Today
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
A must for all Isle of Wight visitors

What a gem! We had noticed it as we drove through the village, very pink and looked inviting. We were amazed when we went inside. Rooms are themed green, pink and blue with beautiful and quirky décor. Even the walls leading to the toilets were decorated with quotes about tea! We ventured into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Karen R
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What a gem! We had noticed it as we drove through the village, very pink and looked inviting. We were amazed when we went inside. Rooms are themed green, pink and blue with beautiful and quirky décor. Even the walls leading to the toilets were decorated with quotes about tea! We ventured into the garden - how lovely! They had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your really wonderful review of my Teashop, it is so nice when my Customers enjoy their experience and you and your Guests certainly enjoyed every aspect. I look forward to welcoming you back when you bring other members of your Family to enjoy all that there is to offer in my Beautiful Teashop. Thank you... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My Fiancé and I stumbled on this little gem by chance. Having had a look through the menu (and it being a miserable day) we decided on Queens tea for two - and it was decadent! Tasty finger sandwiches, huge scones, fresh cream and jam and a huge slice of cake - all served on gorgeous China! Definitely recommend!

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

Thank you for your lovely review it is always very much appreciated. Regards. Patricia More 

Martock, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went here last week whilst holidaying. It was amazing, having visited shanklin a few times this is the first time we stopped. We went with our two children 5 and 1 and it was lovely. The staff were really nice and the food was amazing. I had a cream tea and husband and kids had chocolate cake. I've uploaded... More 

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

Ahhhhhh thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to write your review. We all try so hard to make sure everyone enjoys their experience in my Teashop and I am so glad that we really hit the spot with you and your lovely family. I do hope that you are able to visit again next year... More 

United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We popped in here late afternoon as we had been enjoying Blackgang Chine and wanted a snack to keep us going until dinner later that evening. As we were staying in Shanklin and explored the centre it looked a cosy place to enjoy our snack. After locating a table to accommodate the 5 of us in a pretty, quaint "blue"... More 

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

I have thoroughly read your review and it is obvious that you have no idea how my business runs. Firstly through experience you were advised to choose another table because you chose a table that happily seats three people and I am always concerned that someone will get burnt if they are trying to juggle teapots on too small a... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a couple of hours walking around the area we stopped for afternoon tea - a variety of scones available, all served warm, with homemade jam and a lovely pot of tea. Well worth working up an appetite for!!!

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

Thank you for writing your review of my Teashop and I am pleased, after working up an appetite, you enjoyed our food and the surroundings. Hope to welcome you again when you next visit the Island. Patricia More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lovely crab sandwiches followed by tea and scones - all freshly made to order. Very sweet interior and lovely location in Old Shanklin

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to my Teashop and enjoyed all that we had on offer. Hope to see you again when you next visit the Island. Patricia More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
558 reviews 558 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is CRAZY! We were visiting the Isle of Wight for a day and being gluten free, thought we'd visit The Old Thatch Tearooms as the trusty internet told me they had great gluten free options! When we walked in it was like going to grandma's house. One room is BRIGHT pink and frilly with ornaments all over every... More 

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

Oh my Gosh, you certainly have covered everything with your review and I do thank you for taking so much of your time to do so. If you have an opportunity to visit the Island in the future you will be most Welcome to visit my Teashop again and taste some more GF delights. Patricia More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

A fine and friendly tea shop. With thatched roof and typical, well decorated/designed interior. Staff are very friendly. An excellent menu accompanies tea served just as it should be.

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

I am so glad that my Teashop was everything I hope it will be for a perfect Customer experience. Hope you are able to visit again next season when you will be sure of a just as friendly welcome. Patricia More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visit this delightful tea house with our family & two young grandchildren while on Isle Of Wight. We had lunch there. A tasty experience, friendly service. The Restaurant was crowded, but each table was treated as if they were the only people in there. Thank you for a memorable experience. If you go to Shanklin, go & try this... More 

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

This is what it is all about, I strive all the time to make a visit to my Teashop a unique enjoyable experience and I definitely hit the spot with you, you really understood what it is all aout and I thank you so very much for your wonderful review. Patricia More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Found this Tea Room on TripAdvisor decided to visit as it was highly recommended . The look of the place was very quaint and pretty, I really liked the different coloured room. Service was good and food was nice . But have had better on the island.

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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 pleased we are above average in your estimation. Patricia More 

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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 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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