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Pointer Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
+44 1983 865202
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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

When our son, daughter and daughter in law took us here last weekend, we never expected to see 30 friends and family sitting there!!!!! It was just amazing. It is our favourite place to eat and the food was delicious as always, and for the staff to get the food out for 30 at the same time was brilliant. Well... More 

Thank Trish B
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here again for the third time- and standards not up to the first two times. My cheese sandwich was nice and chips good- but my wife's cheese omelette wasn't good. The standard of a kitchen revolves around how simple things are done- this was greasy and the cheese hadn't melted properly and there was a big lump of cheese... More 

Thank Valettaboy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a a birthday meal with family. The food is outstanding, we loved the code loin, pork belly, steak pie. There is something to everyone's taste and they offer smaller portions if required, or like us you want to fit in pudding! The rolo tart and peanut butter chocolate brownie were delicious. The best place to eat on... More 

Thank KateC2185
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the half portion of Newchurch pie and also half of the beetroot and goat cheese salad. Very generous portions of both with mixed veg side. Had enough to take home. Service was good until the waitress tossed my friends napkin on my plate with food I wanted to take home. She brought out the leftovers pwrapped in foil and... More 

Thank MTS13
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just moved to the island we were happy to have this place recomended to us. We were told it wasn't cheap but worth it. The pub is in a lovely village and even on a cold monday night it was busy. We were shown to a table and had drinks brought to us. For starters we had the Thai... More 

Thank Sam F
Isle of Wight Hampshire england
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you want a Sunday Dinner like Mother made The Pointers is the place to go. The Staff old and new cant do enough to make your Visit perfect. If you havent booked for Christmas yet pick up the phone now and book.

Thank davedee63
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great find. Good old fashioned pub with a good selection of wines and ales. Olde worlde inside, Good menu with a fine selection to choose from. The pie was huge and very tasty. Steak was truly mouthwatering. Great service from very pleasant staff. Booking is essential. We arrived on speck yet the staff went out of their way to accommodate... More 

Thank valtojos
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were exploring the local area and stumbled upon the well-known Pointer Inn. As luck would have it, we managed to get a table even though we hadn't booked in advance. Service was excellent, as was the food. We shall be returning for sure!

Thank LynxNoirsmum
Sandown, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been meaning to visit the Pointer Inn for a while now having heard good reports. My wife's birthday provided a suitable time. The house Merlot was very good. I had the Thai crab cake starter and she chose the goats cheese, both were very tasty. I had slow roast pork belly with black pudding, mash and vegetables. The... More 

Thank Alan J
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight myself, partner & grandparents went for dinner at the FANTASTIC Pointer Inn. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We live on the main land and frequently come down to visit my family on the island, to escape the day to day stresses & just kick back and enjoy the beautiful island and all it's glory 🤗 My grandparents pre-booked the table as it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +44 1983 865202
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?