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The Waterfront Inn

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19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this little gem on a cold and windy February day, but received a warm and friendly welcome. Excellent food, good beer and friendly hosts and fellow diners.

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Thank Rob195258
Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not recommend this place to anyone food was crap, staff rude and unhelpful. Totally unpleasant time !!!!

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Thank Sexybum1972
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a Valentines dinner as I looked at quite a few menus on line at other venues and decided that this was sounding good. We had the set menu and were very pleased. It was bustling and a lovely atmosphere. Attentive staff and the food was very tasty. Excellent value. We will be pleased to recommend others.

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Thank helenalderclark
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set menu was average, but staff did not bend over backwards when asked for a different pudding other than on the set menu, (which would not have been difficult), as would have preferred something else. Very noisy in dining area. One person, who may have worked there, talked in a shout throughout our visit, very annoying. The noise came into... More 

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Thank _christineart7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across it while driving along the esplanade Just had a couple of sandwiches but really good sandwiches !!!! Will be back tomorrow for lunch Friendly staff good food not expensive lively location Worth a visit

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Thank Alan M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well..Its a Saturday Evening and I'm in Shanklin, its very cold and damp so what am I going to do? The only thing that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would do, I'm heading back to The Waterfront for Dinner..!! The warm welcome and friendly atmosphere is the best remedy for a miserable February evening, we were quickly seated and... More 

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Thank Terence W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in Saturday lunchtime just for hot drinks and desserts. Slow service, but the brownies were good and the apple crumble tasty. The dog was welcome inside too.

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Thank debbie f
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent, accommodation was great and the staff were so obliging and made our guests really welcome. We all had an amazing time and many of our guests from the Mainland will come again. Great job to all the staff.

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Thank angelarobinson2011
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

relaxed family location overlooking the beach! friendly staff will make you welcome whether you are dining or just pop in for a drink. Dogs welcomed

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Thank Adam F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i cannot praise this place enough. Sam the Manager is exceptional made us feel very well. food superb especially the pate and scampi. very dog friendly. special mention for pickle our waitress who was amazing and will be such a loss when she leaves. live music was good. will defo be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863023
Description
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.

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