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Fishermans Cottage

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1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
01983-86-38-82
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Excellent Fish Restaurant

I have been here a few times and the food is always nice and fresh....large portions too. As it is so good it does get busy so book early. The interior is an olde style fisherman's pub with loads of old 'souvenirs' to look at too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Amsterdoc74
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London, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely beer didn't get to try the food as they had stopped cookingat 2 clock,,so went somewhere else

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I have been here a few times and the food is always nice and fresh....large portions too. As it is so good it does get busy so book early. The interior is an olde style fisherman's pub with loads of old 'souvenirs' to look at too.

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Thank Amsterdoc74
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This place is always busy, great location, food seem good pub food grade, staff always seem decent. It doesn't open all year round so check before traveling.

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Thank ROB-2012-12
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Called tonight for dinner after it was recommended by a friend. The place is really old, low doors and beam ceilings. It was not too busy when we got there and managed to get a table, food ordered which was fish and chips. About 10 minutes later the food arrived pipping hot and really tasty, these were perhaps some of... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

great pub on the beach at the bottom of the chine. we were a bit dubious at first because of the homemade laminated menu and restricted choice but were so impressed we went back the following night. word of warning book a day in advance as in the evening there was only one cover and its very popular! the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

great Pub atmosphere, the Food is delicious, just make sure you have booked a table if you want to eat, otherwise you might have to leave hungry

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Horley, Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stopped for lunch following a lovely stroll down the chine. The pub is cosy and welcoming with a beautiful thatched cottage look. Nice helpful guys serving behind the bar. Decent local ales and good choice on the lunch menu. But the real standout for us were the sandwiches! Incredibly generous filings - my local IoW crab and my wife's... More 

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1 Thank HorleyDays
Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We came out of chine hungry for food and we saw this little pub tucked away by the sea and thought we would give it a go. So glad we did. It was a stunning day and we sat outside looking over the lovely views of the beach and the tide out at sea. We ordered our drinks and food... More 

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Cheshire
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A group of us met for a drink and lunch last week we had a nice pint of real ale Yates Gold and some very nice food we all said how nice it was and will be back soon

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Trang, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We came here on our last night in shanklin and are so glad that we did. The steak and ale pie i had was the best i have tasted and my girlfriends fish pie was also very good. While waiting i overheard someone compliment the food, how right he was. On our way out the were a couple of people... More 

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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