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Fishermans Cottage

1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
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Ranked #9 of 63 restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A great place for tea and cakes. Staff were great, We will be back only down side it,s a bit out of way

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Gravesend
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours eating and drinking at the Fishermans Cottage.Great location on the beach and the pub nestles in to the cliffs which gives it cosy feel with fantastic views. Fairly good menu ,had a fabulous crab sandwich but we felt it was quite expensive ,£10.50 for a pint of prawns!,but the setting is great. Can get busy at... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to this Cottage by Gillian at The Fawley, and we were not disappointed. We only managed two excellent courses each time although we wanted to sample their waffles. The portions are quite generous which resulted in our inability to manage any sweets. More importantly the food was excellent. I would advise reserving a table to avoid disappointmentdisappointment.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Pubs in locations like this – right on the beach- tend not to be very good – knowing that the location will bring in the punters. This is different – very good location very good beer, and good food, all at very reasonable prices. Only criticism was the baguettes appeared to be filled early on – meaning a crab baguette... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Average choice on the menu and didn't have a good stock of meals if ran out. Looked cosy but was more of a quick place to eat during the day. Staff were not really smart and served the plates of meals with old tea towels. The kitchen is not well placed and didn't look to the highest standard. Meals were... More

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wales
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I booked a table at the restaurant largely on strengths of reviews and would not wish to contradict any of them but for me a disappointing visit. Perhaps it was because the start of the holiday season caught them by surprise but a heavingly busy pub trade with a large number of diners and one bar man also taking the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate here as a party of 11 with 3 dogs. We were made very welcome, the food was great, especially the fish & chips! & it's right on the beach! - what more is thereto say? - just perfect.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We called here for a meal unfortunately they were not doing food as chef was not there we did have a drink however and was served by pleasant barman good view over the sea

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had the famous fish and chips while we were in Shanklin.. and I must say it was the best fish and chips I have ever had. Will definitely go back and have it again! Although the price is high, the portion and quality of food is really good. The fishermans Cottage also has great views of the beach and... More

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london
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing location literally right on the beach at the edge of Shanklin Chine, would love to visit here in the winter when the log fire is roaring & the waves are crashing!! As it was it made a very scenic lunch stop when we visited in July. Lovely old pub, with very friendly service and a nice small outside seating... More

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