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Eight Bells

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31 Carisbrooke High Street | Carisbrooke, Newport PO30 1NR, England
01983 825501
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a day out at Carisbrooke Castle we decided to eat at the Eight Bells. The food is simple but served quickly with a good level of service. The decor is tired and could be improved but if you're looking for quick service, reasonable prices and decent food then I would recommend the Eight Bells.

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Thank Eves154
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good decent food lots of choice on the menu and some dishes come in smaller appetite portions. There is also a specials board. Great pudding menu too. Staff were friendly and helpful would definitely recommend.

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Thank Cerri S
Devon, UK
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been born and raised on the Island, I am pretty familiar with the Eight Bells. If you wanted good pub food, this was always the place to come. I left the Island 16 years ago and so this was my first visit in about 20 years. I assume it has changed hands a few times, but the current owners... More 

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An American living in Northwest England
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is more modern than most, and seems cleaner than most. The three of us tried three basic pub menu items - a burger, fish and chips, and scampi - and all were very good. Chips and cole slaw were good too. Nice outdoor area, and that backs up to a playground, so it'd be a good spot for... More 

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Thank MJP-22
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited prior to going to Carisbrooke Castle, and were very happy with our experience, even if our trouser waistbands weren't quite so comfortable afterwards. As a party of 6, we were pleasantly surprised to be quickly accommodated, and given menus. With 3 vegetarians on our party, you would think we would struggle to find sufficient variety to suit all... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were friendly & attentive. Extensive menu . Good home cooked food, well cooked & well presented.

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Southampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were heading for Carisbrook Castle and stopped here for a quick bite to eat. the staff were friendly and the menu was reasonably varied. I had moussaka and my husband had a burger, both of which were quite nice. Fine for a pit stop but it had a bit of a strange layout which made it feel a little... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We felt that the service from one person was grudging and it cast a shadow over our visit. We aren't going back again, which is a shame because the garden and the river views are lovely.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It's recently been revamped so now it's all laminate floors and pastel paintwork. Been twice in the last 6 months. On both visits, the order took a bit too long to arrive, but was worth waiting for. Extremely well cooked, nicely presented and attentively served. Generous portion sizes. Typical "Pub Grub" menu, but with a varied blackboard. Reasonable Veggie choice.... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had excellent English Breakfasts. This place has great service and the entire place was spotless clean, including the toilets.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Carisbrooke High Street | Carisbrooke, Newport PO30 1NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 01983 825501

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