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Fishermans Cottage

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1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been to this pub many many times. The Crab sandwiches are fabulous and come with salad. Rather expensive but you get what you pay for. Don't order chips with them as you won't be able to eat them as the sandwiches are so filling. Delicious.

Thank bartleys
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this wonderful pub, at the mouth of Shanklin Chine (well worth a visit) at the end of a 'beach day'. The character and history of the seafront pub was brought to life with all the old photos and artefacts. The Landlord and staff were friendly and accommodating - and, the food was superb. We visited it every... More 

Thank Karen J
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pop in late for a quick drink. Staff was very friendly. On this visit it was on a hot day and sat out side looking over to see and it was very picturesque. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank stevevee75
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the Crab and Prawn Salad. Well it's a salad and a half. Loads of crab and Prawns plus you can't see the plate for delightful extras including potatoes, coleslaw, unshelled prawns and a surprising bit of fig. The best salad I've ever had. You won't be disappointed. Lovely views, atmosphere and greats friendly service too.

1 Thank Southsea66
Reigate, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've always enjoyed the Fisherman's Cottage on our visits to Shanklin but hadn't been for a while. It's very popular and busy especially at peak mealtimes. Having done a long walk we rolled up about 2.30 on a hot Monday afternoon. We only wanted a sandwich rather than a full meal. I ordered the Brie and Cranberry sandwich and my... More 

1 Thank am m
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated at the end of the Shanklin Esplanade, and very handily positioned at the bottom of the Shine. Lovely warm welcome on entering, good inside and outside seating.

1 Thank Billiedoux
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like other reviews what has happened to the Fisherman's cottage pub we fell in love with. We visited fisherman's cottage last year and could not fault good value for money and choice of menu especially for vegetarians. Jacket potatoes now omitted off the menu! They could only offer us a sandwich which was bulked up with coleslaw crisps and salad.... More 

1 Thank Sarah R
Leverkusen, Germany
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634 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across the Fisherman's Cottage on our early evening walk from our hotel up in the old town area of Shanklin and thought that it was ideally placed next to the sea. The place looked very cosy from the outside and there was a little patio area at the front with views over to the sea which was wonderful.... More 

1 Thank Eyekaytoo
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely love this inn, it has such olde worked charm....there is nothing better than sitting outside with a beer looking and listening to the sea.

1 Thank Click53
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife, Dianne and I have eaten here twice this week and on both occasions have been served with absolutely excellent meals. The food is freshly prepared and well presented. The staff are polite and helpful. And to cap it all the cost is very reasonable. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting IOW.

1 Thank fergus_thain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: 01983-86-38-82

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