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Fishermans Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a day trip to the IoW and discovered this little gem after giving the dogs a good run on the beach. The pub are happy to allow dogs inside and the staff provided a water bowl for the 2 exhausted dogs. Great beer and food and a reasonable value menu. Not cheap but good fresh home cooked dishes.... More 

Thank Catd4ddy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am glad to report that there is a new manager at Fisherman's Cottage. It has always been a favourite of mine until this summer when things went badly wrong under the previous manager. Lovely welcoming atmosphere again, I didn't eat yesterday but I understand the original chef is back. Very happy!

2 Thank alexnewberrydesign
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday for the week we visited here twice. Dogs are allowed and when we visited there was plenty of room to choose from. We ate both times and weren't disappointed. The crab sandwich is packed with crab & comes with a salad garnish & crisps. Very tasty & highly recommended. The setting is fabulous, right on the beach... More 

1 Thank Alison M
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you could wish for great food, nice staff, fantastic views. Would definitely recommend a visit.

1 Thank janeyb792
Romford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea level location, fantastic views, relaxing atmosphere. Great selection of tasty food and drinks. Nice friendly staff. A must visit. We want to move in!

1 Thank Mark J
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Fish & Chips served here. So excellent we went back the following year. This place really is a hidden gem when visiting Shanklin. Lovely pub too. Stunning sea views.

1 Thank Jambond003
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food excellent. Arrived piping hot. Large portions. Can recommend the fish cakes. Staff very friendly. Would advise booking in high season as this is a small place

1 Thank Lorrieh61
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a light lunch but was disappointed squid rings was not edible unseasoned and over cooked they were like battered industrial rubber bands they were replaced but still came the same could not eat them, nachos with crab meat was very bland. Did visit again but just for a drink when leaving the beach

Thank hughdeedaa
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place for a restaurant. The food was good and the staff were incredibly helpful, cheerful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend it

1 Thank Lesley S
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub, great location, great view, even when it's raining. Old fashioned English pub. We didn't eat there, but the menu looks good. Closed to early.

1 Thank Suzanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, 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?