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The Vine Inn

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Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UP , England
01983 752959
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable lunch time stop

Whilst staying at Norton Grange, we braved the cold and went to Freshwater and Alum Bay. All very close to the resort. Found this pub by chance. Staff were very friendly and it had a warming atmosphere. Food quality and portions, just perfect! Next time we are on the Island, we would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
DorsetDumpling48
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We ate in here while we were on holiday. The bar was an incredibly friendly place and the bar staff gave us a very warm welcome. The food did let it down a little - we had burgers which were commercial quality and quite greasy. As we were in a hurry we did not complain but home made burgers are... More 

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Wayne G, Manager at The Vine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub, I am however a little confused we have been making our own burgers since taking on the establishment? It was the Vine at freshwater you visited and not the Vine at st helens? Our burgers are made using IOW ground minced beef with onions, herbs and spices. More 

Ware, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after arriving on the island. I don't have an awful lot to say. It looks like a nice, traditional pub. The food is average pub grub and the service was decent. Probably better than my score illustrates, but I just can't call it "very good". It's just a fairly average local pub. Don't travel out... More 

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Freshwater, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere with locals and visitors - happy helpful staff always smiling. Quiz nights Mondays and Thursdays are always good for a night out

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Whilst staying at Norton Grange, we braved the cold and went to Freshwater and Alum Bay. All very close to the resort. Found this pub by chance. Staff were very friendly and it had a warming atmosphere. Food quality and portions, just perfect! Next time we are on the Island, we would return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

great value , pool wifi and good food delicous highly reccomended to every kind and overall really good service friendly staff and if u want to watch footy and rugby this is the place to be and ***** - five star

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Basic food choices, but generally good quality. Steaks were excellent, would recommend. Good friendly atmosphere, with 150 years of serving the community it's a trip back in time.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very traditional pub with a nice open fireplace, got a warm welcome when I came in. Ordered the 10 oz rump steak and it arrived prompt just as I asked for with all the trimmings, nice pint too although a bit more expensive than the mainland.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we stopped for a quick lunch car park quite small holiday staffing poor girl behind the bar had to do it all including fetch the food from kitchen, not so easy with full bar. good food though and served with a smile

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Some good food options and good price of 2 for £10. However, plates were relatively small and pretty basic foods available from those choices. The hand pulls weren't working when we were there which was a shame. The pub quiz was good and challenging and worth visiting for.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

good food and good beer great welcome car park only available for about 6 cars..........................

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Road, Freshwater PO40 9UP , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: 01983 752959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?