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Fishermans Cottage

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1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
01983-86-38-82
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a must for a meal

one of the best seaside pubs for a meal we have been to. the staff very friendly and helpful, happy to recommend sites to visit on the island and the food at the pub is absolutely super. Best vfm had for a long time. bottle of wine for under £11 (good quality) most expensive meal under £15 and that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

one of the best seaside pubs for a meal we have been to. the staff very friendly and helpful, happy to recommend sites to visit on the island and the food at the pub is absolutely super. Best vfm had for a long time. bottle of wine for under £11 (good quality) most expensive meal under £15 and that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a very pleasant walk down Shanklin Chine what could be better than a quiet pint sitting outside the Fisherman's Cottage. Looking over the beach and out into the English channel was magical. Talking with a staff member it would seem that during the high season, the pub gets very busy but when we went it was perfect. After a... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was away with the girls for 4 days and, as it was one of the girls' Birthdays whilst we were away, she expressed a wish to go to The Fisherman's Cottage for dinner on that day. I booked a table before we left home as I'd heard how popular it was and I also asked if a balloon could... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fishermans cottage is tucked away and it is beautiful so relaxing. Food is excellent and plenty of it. Beautiful view out over the water.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

From the reviews, this seemed a fail-safe venue for a fresh fish&chips. However, this is not what I consider a proper meal: I understand homemade roast is the typical Sunday main, I don't get why only a child portion is available for the local fresh battered haddock on Sundays. I wasn't the only one to be puzzled by this strategy... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Chanced upon this lovely little pub on a lovely sunny day. Although we had to que a fair bit for the drinks and food it was worth it! sitting outside enjoying the live music and view life couldn't have got better at that moment in time

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed the welcome drink with good food. Out of the way and exclusive this well-managed pub/restaurant is a great place to refresh. Service is good and efficient. A visit is a 'must' especially if you have just walked down the chine.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Friendly pub on the beach with lovely views. Friendly bar staff and good choice of drinks. Food menu looked good but we didn't eat there however the plates coming out looked good.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stopped here for a light lunch with some friends. The real ales from Island Brewery were both excellent and the sandwiches were filling and great value. The view from the outside tables is also enjoyable. There's only one thing to watch out for: be very careful going through the doorway if you are over 5 feet 8".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this chocolate box picturesque restaurant/bar by chance after staying in a nearby hotel. The staff were very friendly, well groomed and attentive. You order food at the bar. We ordered Steak &Ale pie and the chicken in peppercorn sauce. Both meals were delicious but be warned- the portion sizes are huge. My partner left at least half... More 

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Additional Information about Fishermans Cottage

Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
Phone Number: 01983-86-38-82
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

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  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: 01983-86-38-82

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

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