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The Bonchurch Inn

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

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  • 174
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Anniversary Meal

Had one of the best lasagnes ever here, even better than the one mum makes (shhh don't tell her), a must visit with friendly staff as well. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ryan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had one of the best lasagnes ever here, even better than the one mum makes (shhh don't tell her), a must visit with friendly staff as well. :)

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1 Thank Ryan B
Hove, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lasagne, it was the best lasagne we've ever had! Well worth the £9.50! Was able to park easily round the back too.

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2 Thank Matt C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Was here for light lunch and drink today. Greeted like old friends as always. Been here several times a year for many years. Even when staying on other side of island always make a pilgrimage to Bonchurch Inn for real ale from the barrel and beautiful genuine homemade Italian food. Dean always helpful and friendly and goes the extra mile... More 

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1 Thank paulette H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We've eaten here a few times with friends and are always made welcome and have never had a bad meal. There's a good choice of food but I usually have pasta or a crab dish. The homemade pizza is good also

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1 Thank fionapates
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic pub with great food to boot , then this is the place for you Warm and friendly people who just want you to have a great time

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Probably only used by locals, this is a lovely little pub where you can eat, but we only went for a few pints. Interesting setting around a courtyard which must be good in the summer. Bombardier beer on tap and a cozy atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank PestfromBuda
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you are having the lasanga its really good .good device , small bar and restaurant area, if you have any thing else beside the Italian dishes it's just good pub food,parking is tight you usually end up having to park on the road

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1 Thank retiredvacation
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I routinely return to The Bonchurch, often by taxi from West Cowes! For me it's worth the trip, effort and expense. If only they always had the Courage Directors tapped! It's a great place to reset from the pace and pressures of living in central London. Go for the Steak with Bonchurch Sauce or the 'Life Changing' Lasagne. Sea Bass... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Bonchurch Inn can be credited with preparing one of the worst meals my partner and I have eaten in a long time! I still feel nauseous when I think about it. Perhaps because it was a Monday, at the fag end of tourist season, we didn’t see the Bonchurch Inn at its best – there were only two other... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We went to this pub from The Good Pub Guide. First impressions were not good, the courtyard was unappealing and the inside was dark. The Italian style food was very good except for being served bread and Margarine that was changed when we complained. The coffee was the worst we had on the island not what you would expect from... More 

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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: Pub, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?