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Steamer Inn

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18 Esplanade | PO37 6BS, Shanklin, England
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value eatery

good wholesome freshly cooked food to cater for most tastes and value for money. Great location overlooking seafront/esplanade and good quality of service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
del1Bedfrdshire
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leighton buzzard
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
leighton buzzard
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

good wholesome freshly cooked food to cater for most tastes and value for money. Great location overlooking seafront/esplanade and good quality of service.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Never fails tonight instead of fish and chips decided to b a bit more adventurous and have the belly buster burger ! And wow lots of chunky chips and garnish ! 3 burgers standing tall in the middle of the plate surrounded by chunky chips and garnish ! OK look at the price but value for money ! They say... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad the Belly Buster lived up to its name. We hope to see you again in the future. Karen More 

Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the Steamer on Saturday for lunch. It was busy, but we were able to find a table easily. The menu is very varied and it was hard to make a choice! We ordered scampi, cod, a lasagne and the chilli. The scampi and cod came with mountains of chips, a tasty salad and peas. The lasagne and chilli... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your next excursion to the Island. Karen More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited the Steamer Inn for a few drinks with another couple we met next door at the Waterfront Inn, despite being the only 4 people in the place and despite it being only 10pm the barman refused to serve us another round of drinks, as in his words - we have had too much to drink!Now I don't doubt we... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Assistant Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

We at the Steamer Inn accept all feedback from customers, weather it be good or bad. In this case however I would like to make a few points. Firstly, I am the Barman who declined to serve you any more drinks. I made this decision as I had witnessed all 4 members of your group holding onto varied pieces of... More 

Dunster, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great little pub on the sea front. Good solid seating, not been too 'poshed-up' - great food (recommend the crab sandwiches) and added treat of super little three-piece group (Ric and Jules) for a Sunday afternoon treat.

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad the food, seating and entertainment was to your liking. Hopefully we will see you again. Karen More 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We popped in on the off chance on a saturday, we thought the place was gonna be packed, but it wasnt we were lucky. We ordered our food and the staff were very friendly! We didnt have to wait long which was goood! The portions were a very good size, loads of chips!!, too much vinigarette on salad. Although the... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Karen More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Well we come here on our frequent visits to the beautiful Isle of Wight along with our other lovely island Barbados only not quite so frequently. To sit on the patio and take in the sea air either for the breakfast, lunch or dinner is so relaxing. On our first visit in 2008 we thought the place a little sloppy... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I'm glad that you enjoy your visits with us and the refurbishments are to your liking. We look forward to seeing you in March. Karen More 

Wiltshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely position on the sea front. It was busy when we visited but we were found a table. Sea views as you dine. Usual pub menu but great quality and huge portions, pleasant staff. My husband always moans that pubs and restaurants skimp on the chips, not here I think he might have even left a few! Tasty steak and... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and the portion size was more than acceptable. We look forward to seeing you again. Karen More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent sized portions of food, a lovely setting and feeling to the pub. We have always been made to feel extremely welcome every time we eat and drink here, along with the dog who is always given his own water bowl and bonio! The member of staff named Will attended to us at our table and is always courteous and... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for this Chris, Jen and Brian. You are always welcome and we will see you soon. Karen More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The thing that first struck me was how attractive this place was on a cold January day. The ambiance is very inviting and the sea view is just perfect, with Japanese floats and palm trees. I had an excellent meal of fish stew with crusty bread and a pint...great value and copious portions. Highly recommended, the barman was very polite... More 

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Karen_Johnson1, Manager at Steamer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm glad that your visit lived up to your initial expectations and look forward to seeing you again. Karen More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Esplanade | PO37 6BS, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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