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Fishermans Cottage

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1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Food by the Sea

A great lunch in an old pub on the water. Had to duck because the ceilings were so low! Really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Washington, DC
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A great lunch in an old pub on the water. Had to duck because the ceilings were so low! Really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A couple of friends and I visited The Fisherman's Cottage on Friday 20th March for dinner. The Cottage is situated very close to both the coastline and the Chine at Shanklin and has very nice sea views. The pub itself is very homely and the staff are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. I had the whitebait to start, followed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been taking our holidays on this glorious island for many years. We always have a few trips to fisherman's cottage because the food is so yummy. Our family also love to eat there. If you go at night look up at the sky. The stars are amazing. The staff and the atmosphere here are second... More 

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Singapore
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37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The fishermans cottage is a nice little pub, serving pub food for the whole family. It is tucked away behind esplanade, directly on the beach on a walking trail towards luccombe. The children love it here because we can sit outside and when they have finished eating, they can bounce around in the sand!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ye Olde Pub. Great stock of ales etc. Right on the beach. The meeting place of many esp in the Summer months. Worth a visit : ) Nuff said!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visit this pub EVERY time we are in Isle of Wight. It is tucked away, on the beach and does the most fantastic food. Always some lovely locals in and a real great atmosphere. Try the chips!

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had booked a group of 23, about 2/3 of the capacity of the pub. However, in order to serve us better, they closed the pub to other diners and just had our party for dinner. (Other drinkers were there). Service was outstanding, the food of high quality throughout and the beers and wines very good and reasonably priced. The... More 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We enjoyed the fish and chips very much. We would have eaten here again but the atmosphere could do with being a little cosier inside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stopped here after viewing the Shanklin chine because we had heard it was good. Service was not amazing but was the best fish and chips we've eaten in a long while. Chips and fish were both light and chrispy and not too greasy. It was a bit pricey but we shared a portion and it was more than enough and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Dined here on a Friday evening - food only served till 8pm. Fortunately we were in good time! We both thorough enjoyed the Mariner's pie which was packed with cod, salmon and prawns and accompanied by salad and superb chips. Portions were generous but we pretty nearly manged to leave clean plates! We noticed that there were other fishy treats... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin

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  • Cuisine: British

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