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The Bonchurch Inn

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We visit Ventnor a few times a year and the Bonchurch Inn is always on our list of places to eat. The laid back atmosphere, great wine list and fabulous fresh Italian food makes for a great lunch or dinner and I can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Mandy_Reen
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London, UK
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Littlehampton
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very average- although busy we were squashed into a tiny eating area which was rather dark. Nobody offered us another eating area but clearly there were others. The food was very average and the salad limp.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visit Ventnor a few times a year and the Bonchurch Inn is always on our list of places to eat. The laid back atmosphere, great wine list and fabulous fresh Italian food makes for a great lunch or dinner and I can't wait to go back.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Again another lovely lunch at the Bonchurch Inn, unfortunately we could not sit in the courtyard as the weather was a bit iffy but that did not spoil our enjoyment of the seafood spaghetti and the crab and chilli linguine, ( off the specials board), all accompanied with a delicious Italian wine, add friendly service and you have the perfect... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Popped her for dinner and a few drinks when a friend suggested an impromptu evening out, they managed to squeeze us in and were very helpful and pleasant, pasta is not normally what I'd go for when eating out but tried it as it was recommended and it's the best lasagna I've ever had! Don't take my word for it... More 

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U.K.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited The Bonchurch Inn largely because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor. Luckily, we arrived quite early as parking is very limited. There’s room for about three or four cars at most in the courtyard. As the pub makes a feature of its ‘authentic Italian cuisine’, we ordered Italian! Husband had the ‘Life Changing Lasagne’, as it is... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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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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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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