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Fishermans Cottage

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1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Fisher mans

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank ROB-2012-12
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mike F
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank bodge45
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Marion R
Horley, Surrey
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank HorleyDays
Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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 

1 Thank Chlo1992
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190 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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

Thank Joe-Jane
Trang, Thailand
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Thank 402shadrack402
Crawley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to this pub for 30 years! I love it on the beach and at the bottom of the chine fantastic place to eat and have a drink very welcoming great place to relax and soak in the sea

Thank suzukimonster1400
Cannock, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A traditional pub with a fantastic panorama view of Shanklin seafront, which can be accessed in one of two ways. For the walkers who have just completed the (easy) Shanklin Chine (a coastal ravine with an entry charge, whose route ends at the pub) it offers a comfortable place to take in the view whilst resting your legs, in the... 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: Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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


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