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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
01983 852611
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 158
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic find

During a short break for the round the island race we wanted somewhere to eat on Friday eve, we were staying in Shanklin and found the Bonchurch Inn on trip advisor. What a find ! Its a lovely little pub/restaurant in nearby Bonchurch. The chef came to speak with us as my wife wanted something not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Chris W
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Poole, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

During a short break for the round the island race we wanted somewhere to eat on Friday eve, we were staying in Shanklin and found the Bonchurch Inn on trip advisor. What a find ! Its a lovely little pub/restaurant in nearby Bonchurch. The chef came to speak with us as my wife wanted something not on the menu, they... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Inn is our local and we probably do not use it as much as we should. The Besozzi family have owned The Inn for over 30 years,during which time they have established a reputation for authentic Italian food. The lasagna is my favourite, it is always on the specials board. At £9.50 I consider it good value. As a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

....we visit here for a meal. This is a quirky pub that we love. Great food. The lasagne is superb as are all the meals. Don't be put off by the odd negative review. We make a point of visiting the Bonchurch Inn every time we visit the island. It is a favourite with us without doubt.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

An extremely old building would best describe this one roomed bar and Inn. It does have outside seating but not in a very nice garden just under a sort of Gazebo. We chose inside on a fairly nice early Sunday lunchtime so only us there. Plenty of famous people if you can call them that pictures on the wall. We... More 

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London
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We took our two children to the Bonchurch Inn tonight. It was great - very friendly staff and the food was, as ever, delicious!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you are staying in Bonchurch and suffering from lack of 3G & wifi then this is the place to be! Quirky pub, good beer, nice service and free WIFI ! Plus it's an easy walk back down the hill!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

good food and service was like stepping back in time. If warned then you are quite impressed by the olde worlde charm if not you may think it was old fashioned and a bit odd

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Estero, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even very few Ventnorians have ever been to the Bonchurch Inn! The rarity therefore of the inn being open on a sunny day is a splendid thing that should be enjoyed as thoroughly as possible. Perhaps by sitting on the exterior terrace while drinking a pint with fellow locals and travellers in the know!! Good stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having eaten at the bonchurch inn last May we had forgotten just how good the food is. The asparagus starter and prawn main course were delicious and our 4 friends enjoyed the varied menu. Service was friendly and the inn had a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Worthing
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70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went for dinner on recommendation of our b and b hosts at Cornerways. It is a small, traditional pub, hidden away in a yard in Bonchurch. We booked as it gets very busy with locals, and is not very large. We tried the Italian dishes one night, and fish and chips the 2nd night - both very good. They... More 

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Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
Phone Number: 01983 852611
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: 01983 852611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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