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“Good food overshadowed by poor service”
Review of The Taverners

The Taverners
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Godshill
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Hmmm! I don't want to be a party-pooper but my experience at The Taverners was obviously different to most of the previous reviewers. Our party of 5 agreed that the food was well cooked and tasty but slightly on the expensive side of average. Our main gripe was that, although the pub/restaurant wasn't particularly busy, we had to wait 15 minutes to be served at the bar followed by 50 minutes waiting for our food. Such a pity as the total time spent there took up a large chunk of our day trip to the Island.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

This little pub has so much to offer !
Great food
Big beer garden
A gift shop
Bowls
Brilliant service

If I was ever to return to the isle of wright I would not hesitate to come back here for lunch and dinner AMAZING

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Thank frosty87
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a family meal here for 10 people.The food was delicious and the service very good. Would definately go back.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Took a drive down to the Isle of Wight last Saturday as the sun was finally shining. Friends have a cottage on the island and so couldn't resist the prospect of a relaxing day in beautiful st Lawrence. The deal was sealed when we decided we'd eat in Godshill at The Taverners that evening before continuing to the ferry. Essential to book as it's always busy, unsurprisingly. Lovely meal as always and can't praise the place enough- food is excellent, staff are lovely, service is efficient and friendly. The menu is extensive but we always go with the specials - they are always v special! The pub itself is pretty with a small shop in the back selling local food specialities and decorative 'knick-knacks'- probably a disservice to describe them as such but ... go! And Godshill itself is beyond pretty!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have visited this pub several times during 3 visits to the Isle of Wight and it is always very good. Don't be put off by the system of taking a number (in the form of a battery hen shaped counter) and ordering at the bar. The food is excellent, the service at bar and table is very friendly and the specials menu is always full on innovative choices. A must to visit whenever on the IOW

Thank Bolgey
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