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The Caulkheads

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Dessert, English, Pub, Brew Pub
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42 Avenue Rd, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
+44 1983 405080
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Open 7 days a week for great home cooked food and drink. With great...
Open 7 days a week for great home cooked food and drink. With great facilities for children including indoor ball pit and outdoor play area including a pirate ship and bouncy castle(weather permitting). Lots of space for large parties and buffets catered for.
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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service Quality Hit & Miss

This was our third visit to the Caulkheads for dinner. The previous two visits had been satisfactory. That was not the case on this occasion. Prolonged wait at the bar for service due only one person serving and the dinner took an eternity to arrive. A normally good experience let down by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
motov
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Sandown, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sandown, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our third visit to the Caulkheads for dinner. The previous two visits had been satisfactory. That was not the case on this occasion. Prolonged wait at the bar for service due only one person serving and the dinner took an eternity to arrive. A normally good experience let down by the lack of staff and what was presumably... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service we recieve every time we come here is great, always a friendly welcome and goodbye. Orders come quick and have never had any problems with food. Pizza is delicious. Fairly priced food and they also do special days with a deal for a meal and drink for a set price. Lovely family pub with outdoor tables and beer... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

booked family meal for Mother s Day .4 adults and 4 kids . Pub very busy but we had booked our table for 3.30 pm. adults had Sunday roasts and we were all hungry so went large !!!! had 2 large crispy yorkie puds each and a plate of extra roast potatoes between us .kiddies had pizzas,fish and chips and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Got there at 1:30 left at 7 pm because we were having too much fun, great family pub with good Sunday roasts , beer and wine, at a cheap price you cant beat it so try it

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited with my Dad over from the mainland and it met all our needs. Really wide ranging menu, off menu low salt option for my son. Nice sized gaps between tables for little ones. Service was genuine and seemed happy in their jobs. Food had lots of fillings in the sandwiches and nice burger. I personally am not a fan... More 

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Isle of Wight
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I ordered a steak, medium rare, by the time I got my sizzler it wwas well done and inedible, tough and gristly too. The best thing I ordered was the onion rings. The card machine was out of order, therefore I could only have the one drink...... Shame....... I was so looking forward to my meal this week. I had... More 

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Adam H, Manager at The Caulkheads, responded to this review

Hi There, I am sorry to hear that your visit to us on Friday didn't live up to expectations. I only wish you had said something about your food whilst you were here and we could have dealt with the situation there and then. Since hearing of your bad meal, we have changed our supplier for our steaks to try... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My Son and I went in early on a Sunday evening. We were greeted with a warm welcome placed our orders and ate! We had a sharing starter platter which although had a lot of deep fried food it was not greasy as some I have had in the past. Our main courses were equally well presented hot and tasty... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Myself, husband and 3 children visited last week. It was the first time we have been since the refurbishment. The service has greatly improved, the tables are no longer sticky, it really does have a much cleaner feel. My husband had a curry which was presented very well and was very tasty, myself and the children had a really scrummy... More 

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Sandown
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were a group of 37, we had the 3 course Sunday Roast deal, we had pre ordered as agreed, every starter, main and dessert were as ordered. Delicious breaded jalapenos, succulent hand carved turkey with homemade yorkshire puddings, ( that was my choices ) individual veg dishes, extra gravy if wanted. Followed by a delicious dessert, the largest Strawberry... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good food and good atmosphere with lots of little places to sit for a quiet meal. The staff did seem a little unprepared and though the food was good it is all very heavy, not a place to go if you're dieting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Avenue Rd, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 405080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Dessert, English, Pub, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Open 7 days a week for great home cooked food and drink. With great facilities for children including indoor ball pit and outdoor play area including a pirate ship and bouncy castle(weather permitting). Lots of space for large parties and buffets catered for.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?