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The Crab & Lobster Inn

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32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
01983-872244
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommended by local friends this place is a real find. Wonderful food including locally caught seafood specials. Really nice friendly service After dinner take a stroll along the beach to work off one of the amazing deserts. There's a cheesecake of the day! Whats not to like about that.

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Thank Richard H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food here seemed nice but the price is so steep just for pasta. £5 for a kids meal pasta. The back where we entered from also was extremely shady.

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Thank Callum K
Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there with family for a meal, large menu, good service and although busy didn't have to wait too long. Ham egg and chips was really nice. Good quility ham and nice portions,, family friendly and would reccomend if in Shanklin

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Thank Andy255102
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried the scampi. They were out of peas so we were offered the choice of either sweet corn or baked bean! The breading on the scampi was similar to what you find on frozen fishfingers. The scampi was running, corn was like reheated frozen, and the tartar was watery with no taste. Very over priced at £11.50 each..

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Thank BrianLacey88
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited early evening for a mid week meal. The evening was pleasant so we were able to sit outside. The staff were friendly and we received prompt service and our meals arrived quickly. We couldn't fault the food and I thought it was good value. For the children colouring pencils and sheets were available (always handy to keep the... More 

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Thank SamKB12
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered fish and chips which was like a take away from a slightly dodgy fish and chip shop. Not worth the drive or the price

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Thank ExplorerJ18
London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few years ago I visited Bembridge on a fairly regular basis and no trip to this part of the Island was complete without a meal at the Crab and Lobster. It had been four years since my last visit and I have to say that we were disappointed, everything was hard work for the staff from attempting to book... More 

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Thank PaulT73
Qt61, Owner at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Im sorry that you found your experience with us disappointing this time round when you visited and am surprised to hear that your booking somehow wasn't put in the diary as all staff are trained to write it in whilst on the phone to the customer but errors sadly can occur at such busy times. As to your comments on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked ahead for a family of five. Very busy restaurant but the staff friendly. We were told initially that their would be a wait as the restaurant good food fresh and busy. The food was good, good quality and tasty must visit.

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Thank Kpb101
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently took some friends of ours to The Crab and Lobster for a meal. We booked first which as we discovered was the best plan. If you book you end up in the light and airy restaurant area with Beautiful Sea Views, but if you don't you take the risk of not getting in as very popular and will... More 

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Thank emma p
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, Great food, crab sandwiches very tasty!!! Overall a place worth visiting after a long coastal walk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: 01983-872244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?