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The Crab & Lobster Inn

32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
+44 1983 872244
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“crab and lobster” (182 reviews)
“mixed grill” (18 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to be greeted by a man at the door and found a table..we had been to the crab off and on for 20 years ...over the years it had been up and down... down in latter years which was very sad ... but...More

Thank Mark H
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Couldn't agree more mark! We want what is best for our customers, and we need to know where we are going wrong. We are really happy you enjoyed your meals with us. We have new management team in place, which means new ideas, new drive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the nearby warners hotel in Bembridge which was under-going refurbishment (unknown to us at time of booking!) so Crab and Lobster was an oasis of calm and charm - fantastic beer too.

Thank stellapaul
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We like to hold a selection fantastic beers on site, always having a local ale on! We are glad you enjoyed our company and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good, worth a visit. Food reasonable. The staff are welcoming. The views are really good, specially when you can sit outside..

1  Thank Renoir-3
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we do host one of the most panoramic view of the English channel and when the sun comes out, there is nowhere else we would rather be!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To find this gastropub, follow the signs or ask a local. It's a bit off the beaten track and because of the horrible weather we had difficulty finding it. When we did...WOW. The pub has been refurbished in reverse; If there ever was any plastic...More

1  Thank Allan N
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW... Just wow!!! WHAT A REVIEW! Thank you ever so much for this fantastic review, we strive for reviews like this, This is what we work for. You will be please to know I have spoken to the staff on that night and have commended...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the crab and lobster and have heard mixed reviews so I went and found out myself, I've never been there before but a friend of mine booked a table so we could have a catch up and its local to us, its been...More

2  Thank Blonde2018
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a a fairly large menu with a large amount of food to choose from, Chef has always taught us that we eat with our eyes, so presentation is key. Thanks for the fab review

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My first time giving a restaurant low rating. We came here with our friends on the new years eve due to the good comments on tripadvisor. We were first asked to get a drink at the bar and waited for our table, which was reasonable...More

1  Thank Viv C
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly, I can only apologise for your experience at The Crab and Lobster. On a nice evening, such as NYE, you want it to go as well and as smooth as possible; clearly this wasn't the case. I would like to make the point that...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We were on an 8 mile hike and didn’t arrive until almost 3pm but the place was bustling with atmosphere and happy to serve food from their extensive menu including plenty of meat choices for the non fish eaters, most welcomeMore

Thank Sarah B
crabandlobster, Assistant Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Being on the fantastic coastal path of the Isle of Wight, we get plenty of muddy boots coming in after a good long hike, looking to replenish their energy, (be that a liquid lunch or a light bite!) So please do visit again as we...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Great food, friendly, helpful staff, in the summer months would be lovely to sit outside for a drink and meal, definitely would go there again when visiting the Island.

Thank Beryl13579
crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thanks Brenda for your kind words, we did actually have some people sitting outside lunching on Wednesday would you believe! Please pop in again next time you are on the Island. Regards, Phillip

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Followed the signs through narrow roads to find this hidden gem. Easier to find walking along beach. This is a traditional pub with a good selection of food and drinks. Good real ale selection. Lovely location for a pub and well worth a visit when...More

Thank abbo8
crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for finding us and taking the time to tell others, we really do appreciate it. Regards, Phillip

Reviewed 9 January 2018

A group of 26 of us arrived for a Saturday lunch prior to checking in to Warners hotel just a short walk away. We had pre booked and tables had been set up for us in a separate area to ourselves. The service was prompt...More

2  Thank mikeands
crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and look forward to entertaining you in the future. Regards, Phillip

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Diydad
21 February 2016|
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Response from Qt61 | Property representative |
Yes we do in the bar area just not in the dining area, but you can eat in both areas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 872244
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