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The Bonchurch Inn

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

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  • 154
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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
Quirky pub, hidden away

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Denise H
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited on a busy Saturday evening the bar areas full of diners. The menu is Itaian with some English dishes and the food is excellent both in quality and quantity. The service was good with friendly staff. I would recommend booking in advance to secure a table. I would recommend this to anyone. We had with us an Italian... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Bonchurch Inn is about as far removed from a 'Gastropub' as you can get. No trendy decor or 'designer food' here. What it is, though, is a nice traditional little pub serving good, freshly cooked food. To get the most from your visit I recommend that you pick from the specials board or stick to the house specialities -... More 

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Chester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have passed this restaurant a number of times and havent ventured in. When we couldnt get a booking at our chosen restaurant in Ventnor we decided to give it a try. This involved a half hour walk from the seafront in Ventnor. It is actually a pub that serves food rather than a restaurant and the interior is like... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What An absolutely lovely little restaurant!! It's like stepping back in time to the Victorian era which I couldn't love more! The barman/waiter Harry was brilliant! Lovely well spoken helpful man and as for the food it was beautiful! Lasagne was 10/10 .. Whole evening was perfect.. A really top find!!! Xx

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A quaint little pub, very friendly, food was just fantastic. Its a shame we didn't get a chance to revisit in our week away but will return!

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Westcott, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A fantastic little pub set in a delightful location in the to the village of Bonchurch. Friendly staff & a good range of ales. We didn't sample the food but the menu looked extensive & the food is highly rated by the locals. A pub that is definitely worth finding if you are in the area.

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

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