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The Waterfront Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features succulent steaks and local seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. Why not come and unwind with us - enjoy a leisurely cocktail in our bar or outside on our sun terrace - all giving panoramic sea views from Shanklin across Sandown Bay towards the white cliffs of Culver Down. We offer live music every weekend.
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews mussels salad burger pork belly bread seafood pudding sea front sea view new owners sunday lunch lovely food isle of wight sit outside lovely evening lovely location staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location and view, good beer, very friendly staff, lovely comfortable seating inside and outside for smokers. Will definitely return here on our next visit to Shanklin and even eat here next time.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lisa2211
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Overnight stay, Waterfront situated as it suggests, excellent customer service, good food, friendly atmosphere in pub, made to feel welcome at Pub Quiz! Dog friendly, will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Popped in for a winter warmer. Soup of the Day good, toasties and other drinks average for any pub. Toilets could be cleaner but then those who use them should be more considerate.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IsleofWightDaisy
Reviewed 2 January 2019

I have been a frequent visitor to the Waterfront over many years and it just gets better. After a lovely last walk on the beach we met with friends for lunch before heading back to the mainland. The landlord was so helpful, service was great,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Went to the Waterfront Inn with my family for a Christmas day meal. The food was flawless and astounding aswell as brilliant value for money. Service was brilliant and we found everyone to be very friendly and cheerful which really enhanced our experience. 10/10, thankyou!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hayden1501
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place! Service a 10 out of 10. Staff are extremely friendly and up for a laugh. Food was absolutely amazing!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rebekahkinge
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

I visited this beach front pub restaurant for a Sunday lunch. The menu is good with traditional Sunday lunch options at reasonable prices. The food is good with good sized portions. There were 4 bitter beers available. The staff are wonderful and attentive. This restaurant...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CRHPO39
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Had eggs Royale which were great. Service very good. This is rustic and quirky with artwork painted on the walls. Enjoyed the whole experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pams986
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Nice location to have a drink and some food. The quality of the food is better then there competitors along the front. Portions can be slightly bigger... especially on the chips. Food Menus to good to with plenty to choose from. desert menu could be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A7733IGdavida
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed here 4 times over the last few months and am never disappointed. There’s always a friendly warm welcome, the staff are polite and friendly and the food is good. The accommodation is good value as well. The location is fantastic and overall it’s...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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