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Fishermans Cottage

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great views, great food (do remember to consult the specials board) and great staff. The first time I came here it hammered it down with rain and I didn't feel I could write a review on the basis I'd missed out on a large part of the places charm, but coming back in the height of summer it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great views, great food (do remember to consult the specials board) and great staff. The first time I came here it hammered it down with rain and I didn't feel I could write a review on the basis I'd missed out on a large part of the places charm, but coming back in the height of summer it was glorious.... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We booked our table inside which was a good idea as it's a small pub. Place is cosy & full of atmosphere, very clean too. Three real ales on tap all good, great views right on the beach. Menu limited but food was super. There's fossils to found on the beach too

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

great food and good atmosphere, really friendly staff , lovely views from outside seating , I really recommend visiting this pub, you will be glad you did.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Have visited this lovely place on both my visits to I.O.W. Myself and family find the food to be outstanding and such a beautiful setting. Please note that p it is best to book a table if you're eating there as gets booked very quickly! Pop along and see for yourselves why I'm loving this place on the beach! Perfect.....

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had Sunday lunch there last week very nice, advisable to book though, we just went in on the off chance and allthe indoor tables were reserved. ate outside ok if you dont mind wasps

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent ale and food at a good price, charming interior and helpful freindly staff. After a hard days walking, there is nothing more delightful than than sinking a few jars and dining in such an excellent pub-restaurant. It is VERY popular though and if you want to eat indoors you will probably have to reserve a table. We got there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Crab sandwich, applewood smoked cheesy chips and Venom beer near the beach, it doesn't get any better than that!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderful food and drink, dog and child friendly - would definitely revisit. Highly recommend the fresh crab sandwich but take your appetite with you!!

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This would be the 3rd time to Shanklin, and this place always a favourite to visit, sit at, and watch the world go by. Very peaceful to sit with the sea very close and enjoy a quiet drink.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The tables were all reserved inside but there were tables outside so we stayed to eat outside as we guessed the food must be ok if it was fully booked and to our surprise it was amazing!!! There was so much food on the plate at such a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back 😊

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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