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The Bonchurch Inn

Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
01983 852611
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bonchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Bonchurch and walked down to the Inn 'on spec' only to find they were full! But the staff were very kind and tried to fit us in, saying there would be a table in 40 minutes, but luckily some very kind diners let us share their table. I had a very nice lasagne and my husband... More

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Menstrie, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After having stayed at the Bonchurch Inn for the 9th consecutive year my family and I would recommend a visit to anyone. We come a long way from Central Scotland every year and still receive the same welcome from the lovely Besozzi family and all staff and friends (including the mad Labrador Frankie who is very friendly despite stealing my... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There's only a few good restaurants on the Isle of Wight but the bonchurch inn is deffinatly one of the best, it has amazing hospitality and really good food!!

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This venue is local to where we live. The quaint interior,cobbled courtyard ,outside toilet and feel of another age is why we take visitors. Since Niño took a step back other members of the family have been able to shine. The young bar staff,especially Dean, are unfailingly welcoming. There is an extensive menu and specials board,I agree some dishes are... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We tried numerous places during our stay visiting this on our last day others were incredibly disappointing so had no expectations as island food proved medioca but we were very surprised. It is not a chic bistro nor does it pretend to be it has history and therefore is quirky but it was clean comfortable and intimate and we liked... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the nearest restaurant to where we were staying and had come highly recommended by locals. But to be honest it was a little disappointing. Dingy tiny room (3 tables, there were 2 other rooms to eat in which although were empty we were told were booked up for later). It's a very old coach house, felt like little... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were recommended this place when we stayed in Bonchurch but it was outstandingly ordinary. The 'life changing lasagna' was bland and under seasoned and presented on a plate hot enough to melt lead. The only change it wrought was to burn my tongue. The Carbonara was sticky rather than unctuous, the base of the (very expensive) pizza wasn't cooked... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We are from the mainland,Lymington, and we visit the Island three or four times a year. Eight years ago, we were recommended to eat at The Bonchurch Inn. We have eaten at top places on the Island. We eat at Bonchurch Inn now and nowhere else.Nowhere is perfect, but this comes pretty close to it. Never change!

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isle of wight
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love this place, not for the food which is average with some being very good, but for the wonderful way the pub hasn't changed in our memory, no music or games machines, just a small bar, good beer from the cask, some wonderful regulars. The outside area,although not having any spectacular views, is a lovely place to sit on... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am so pleased that this place never changes. Nothing needs to change. A well run business with good staff great food and a fantastic setting. We always look forward to coming here and are never disappointed.

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