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Steamer Inn

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18 Esplanade | PO37 6BS, Shanklin, England
01983-86-26-41
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming sea front pub

Great location just opposite the beach & sea, you can sit outside (under cover if wanted) or inside, traditionally decorated and full of character. Whilst we only called in for morning coffee the food we saw coming out looked really appetising. A great little find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
AnnEandCharles
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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Possibly the best pub meal we have ever had! Great choice of menu, Huge portions, really tasty, lovely staff and atmosphere, couldn't fault it. Will definitely be returning before the end of our holiday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a recent trip to Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. It is set back just from the beck and offers wonderful views across the bay. They have a brilliant menu which includes using local fish and produce. We had the garlic chicken which was top notch and the service was at just the right pace for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great location just opposite the beach & sea, you can sit outside (under cover if wanted) or inside, traditionally decorated and full of character. Whilst we only called in for morning coffee the food we saw coming out looked really appetising. A great little find.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Cheerful helpful staff and fast service, even though they were busy. The speciality burgers we had were excellent value. Really tasty and huge portions. From what we could see, other customers were doing equally as well. Good menu, but most things come with chips, rice or bread. There are also salads.

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Karen More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this free house/restaurant/hotel by accident after having a family game of crazy golf a few hundred yards down the road & we’re glad we did! After viewing the menus of the Steamer & it’s neighbours, the Aqua Hotel & the Waterfront Inn, we chose this one as it was lively, had the most guests & quite frankly... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very in depth review. It was a lovely read and I'm so glad that you where happy with every aspect of the experience we delivered. Hopefully we will see you again and you will be just as happy again. Many Thanks, Karen More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

lovely lunch I ordered the smaller fish and chips and was plenty so the large must be huge, quick service presented well and staff very friendly.

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Karen More 

Sandown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lovely looking restaurant with a nautical feel overlooking the sea at Shanklin. Although the meals are very large and at a reasonable price, the quality needs improving. Having said that, the staff are very polite and attentive and provide a good service in a very popular location. Also, there were too many mains on the specials board that were... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm sorry you where not happy with the quality of your meals. We pride ourselves on our level of service and quality of products. Recently I believe we have let ourselves down a few times and steps have been taken to guarantee an improvement in all area's that have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good menu and nice to sit outside on a sunny day, menu has a good range from sandwiches to large dinners, reasonable prices

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Thank you for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Karen More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

warning - make sure you are hungry when visiting The Steamer, the meals are big. It was quite busy on the occasion of our visit but service was good, including a mid meal check to ensure everything was okay. It was. This is not the cheapest place to eat but there is value in the meals and the beer is... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ate here on our last night of our hols, we pondered, pondered and pondered again where to go, having drank here the day before and enjoyed the views we decided to give it a go... Glad we did..friendly AND SMILEY! staff, it really does make a difference. We had a table overlooking the sea front and a few beers before... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our seafood dishes and your comment about the Tartar sauce has been passed onto our head chef. Thanks again, Karen More 

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Additional Information about Steamer Inn

Address: 18 Esplanade | PO37 6BS, Shanklin, England
Phone Number: 01983-86-26-41
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: 18 Esplanade | PO37 6BS, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: 01983-86-26-41

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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