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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
01983 852611
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely adore this place. Great food and friendly service every time we go. I would recommend the homemade lasagne and garlic bread but plenty to choose of the menu anyway. Fresh ingredients, Italian recipes and run by Italian people so it's homemade and of good quality! Highly recommended.

1 Thank Emma C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bonchurch Inn probably hasn't changed for hundreds of years, it has a great feel to it and does really good italian food. We go everytime we r in Bonchurch, it is always my favourite holiday meal!

1 Thank McOzric
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good service and great food. It was quite a walk uphill from Bonchurch but definitely worth it.. Decent sized portions and all the food is freshly cooked.

Thank jane82016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a very busy evening without booking. Despite this the staff put themselves out to find us a corner indoors (bit cold to sit outside) in which to eat. Excellent Italian fare. This was a return visit to this intimate and quirkily located establishment.

1 Thank steph399777
Sandown, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the places I considered for our anniversary had very restrictive menus. We are a bit fussy so working on the premise that'you can't go wrong with Italian' I booked a table at The Bonchurch Inn. I had heard good things and not put off by the lady who nearly had a fight with the chef we ventured out... More 

1 Thank David S
Leominster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Bonchurch using trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Very family friendly and accommodating. Extremely friendly staff especially Dean , will definitely be returning for fabulous food too. X

1 Thank NickieSheers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little quirky place to eat. We usually take family here when visiting as its always excellent Italian food. The life changing lasagne is excellent with the specials board using fresh local crab and fish. Very good service. Fantastic night

2 Thank Jane D
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found the bonchurch inn by chance had the best meal I've had all week. Staff very helpful. Good beer.

2 Thank john m
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

After all the raves about the " life changing" lasagne, it just had to be tried! It was delicious and very filling, so glad we didn't have garlic bread or chips with it! Lovely atmosphere in pub. We went early so didn't have to wait long for our food. The tiramisu was ok, not fantastic, and huge, so we shared... More 

2 Thank Helen C
Romsey, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Visited with friends for lunch on the most beautiful day. We sat at a table in the courtyard and enjoyed a fantastic lunch. Started with some garlic bread which is a total must, best ever and followed by lasagne for two of us seafood pasta and vegetarian pizza for the other two. Everyone enjoyed their meals together with a fine... More 

2 Thank baileygeee

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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
Italian, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: 01983 852611

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