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Pointer Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pub lives up to it's ratings. We ate on a very busy Friday evening and the staff were not only very efficient but pleasant and made us feel very welcome. The food was excellent with one or two original features including warm olives which were fantastic. After a very pleasant evening we were having difficulty getting a taxi when... More 

Thank grahamandjen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been a few times before. There is a good selection on the menu and the food always tastes great. In my opinion it is one of the best places to eat on the Island! Would recommend booking because it gets quite busy. If vising in the summer and you prefer to sit outside then there is a nice veranda... More 

Thank Liam M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overheard someone talking about this place and went by chance. We had to sit in the garden as they were so busy but both the inside areas and garden are lovely. The service was friendly and welcoming and they had a great selection of real ales and wines. The food was outstanding - some carefully combined flavours which were very... More 

Thank Furlong40
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great staff and good value. Must visit for anyone visiting or living on the island. Rob and Rachel welcome everyone and the signature dish of Newchurch Pie is a stonker.

Thank Philip H
Ryde, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A 'must' to visit if you love superb food in a charming old pub. Book to be sure of a seat, as this is a very popular venue for visitors and locals.The menu is lovely, fresh local produce, beautifully cooked and presented. Friendly knowledgeable staff provide that extra star.

Thank Moandtim
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Tuesday evening ,thinking it would be a bit quieter, but as always it was really busy, which is always a good sign, we managed to get a table in the garden which was very pleasant. We had the mixed grill, and would honestly say it's probably 1 of the best if not the best on the... More 

Thank Tessybear84
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been before so could not wait to come back. Such tasty food and good value for money, staff very well trained ran the place so well . I had the prawn crayfish salad for starter so delicious then the best main course of all holiday salt beef just the best followed by the pavlova homemade desserts at 5.50 amazing... More 

Thank Giles25
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

usual village pub- full ion the evening, empty in the afternoon. i went in the evening and it was really busy, standing room only. i also went in the afternoon and there was plenty of room, had a nice meal.

Thank charlieTourer
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Pointer Inn came recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed. Lovely friendly place and the food is tremendous. The menu gives a choice of sizes on some of the meals - normal or smaller. Bear in mind that the normal portions are on the large side. I thought this was an excellent idea. A normal... More 

Thank Alfierules
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here on recommendation and was not disappointed, after eating out for 5 days this was the star of week. We enjoyed a beautiful meal with the kids menu supplying plenty of choice, the puds were a delight and all washed down with some proper cask ale, there was a great atmosphere to the place and I'm sure a lot... More 

Thank Tom B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown  >  Newchurch
  • Phone Number: 441983865202
A warm welcome awaits at The Pointer, where Landlord and Lady, Rob and Rachel, invite you to join them in one of the Islands oldest, most historic pubs.

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