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Fishermans Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863882
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Radlett, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this pub for dinner since it was well rated and was dog friendly. It's nicely located at one end of the beach at Shanklin. Being the beginning of November many restaurants have closed for the season and this was their first attempt at remaining open out-of-season. Unfortunately for them we were the only diners so I believe they... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A group of five couples landing on a little pub can be intimidating, but we were welcomed into this beautifully situated establishment. Positioned next to the beach, it provided some nice views. We returned on a couple of evenings when the atmosphere was cosy and comfortable. Our hosts were friendly, cheerful and informative and advised as to the recommended beers... More 

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Thank ybsae
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's pretty much off season so I suspect a reduced fare cart. Not a problem, food was very good. The wine list should be improved. Only have small bottles of prepackaged wines from varied parts of the world. Not very interesting. Staff was friendly but you order at the bar. Cute funky place with a great setting, boats on the... More 

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Thank Timothy O
Arundel, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had lamb for our lunch, extremely tasty and very filling. Very good real ale and selection of drinks.

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Thank Sandra V
Middx
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and tucked away right at the end of Shanklin beach. Views out across the bay from the front patio where there are several outside tables. Small inside but this adds to the old world charm. Fish and chips were fabulous and the dog was given a bowl of water. Another dog friendly eating place.

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Thank WestieBen
Berkshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small pub inside, so we had to eat outside. Which, although it was a cool autumn evening, was preferable because it's such a gorgeous view. Staff were efficient and reasonably friendly, the other diners were very chatty. My little girl and I had the moules mariniere sharer, which with the bread was enough for both of us. But... More 

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Thank lauraandclive
Ryde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Sunday lunch, arrived at around 1.30pm and it was already quite busy, but managed to get a table inside. Nice to see Island brewed real ale on tap. Food arrived fairly quickly and was piping hot however my husband's roast beef looked like it had been boiled rather than roasted and the gravy was gluey. My burger... More 

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Thank ilovewight2011
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub right on the sea. Very friendly staff and was extremely friendly for children only had a drink there but the menu and food which was served look great.

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1 Thank matney1974
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Lovely location and a nice cosy restaurant would recommend booking before hand as it is quite small, glad we managed to get the last table. The staff couldn't do enough for us highly recommend this place.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863882

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