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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pointer Inn is tucked away on the way to the Garlic Farm. We found it by chance and have been back on numerous occasions. Their signature pie is our friends favourite - we like it all. They have a nice garden with lovely outlook towards hills. Staff are friendly and create a fantastic atmosphere - the only complaint would... More 

Thank Trix B
Wroxall, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner with family, lots of choice. Friendly and helpful staff. Sat outside undercover and despite rain, warm and toasty with heaters and blankets.

1 Thank Marie S
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We both love walking and have large appetites so while on holiday often end up walking the dogs to this pub. The food is delicious, always perfect and always large portions so I end up having a starter for my main and then my husband and I share a dessert! Beautiful setting, huge garden with lots of tables, friendly staff!... More 

Thank PipskiMaripski
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rare pub to maintain that old pub feel with great food, attentive staff and reasonably price, do book as they get busy, we opted to eat here on the recommendation of a local we met at Seaview, first class recommend, just wish we had something like this in our locality. Keep up the good work and wonderful meals - complements... More 

Thank Ruth D
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More than either my wife or I could manage, very tasty food, The staff were helpful and very pleasant. It is advisable to book as it gets busy, the phone hardly stopped ringing while we were there and people were turned away.

Thank Bob F
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic pub - delicious food, great service. Well done the whole team who were all very friendly and extremely professional during a busy Sunday lunch period. Probably one of the best pub lunches I have ever had.

Thank rknockers1
Minster Lovell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there last weekend for an evening meal after reading the reviews online and didn't regret it at all. We both had just 2 courses a main and desert. I had steak and even tho I have it almost cremated by choice it was so soft it melted in the mouth. My husband had a burger and it almost... More 

Thank Sara B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited 'The Pointer' on a number of occassions - it is our relatives' first choice for food on the island. It is ours, too, now.

Thank Clements47
Whippingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food at all levels, size and choice. Menu suits all. Eating in or out. Nice location in all weathers.

Thank GnC22
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rocked up on a wet day about 2.30pm. 7 adults and 4 children. No seating inside so suggested the undercover outside area which accommodated us easily. Food ordered in 3 separate lots but arrived promptly for all of us. Amazingly good food, beautifully cooked with lovely friendly servers. A definite new favorite on the island and will return without a... More 

Thank Tallie 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 Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?