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The Waterfront Inn

19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pork belly” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Nice view from the waterfront overlooking the promenade and sea. We have been here a couple of times & it appeared it has changed hands from our last visit but still had some familiar staff about & met the owner on one of our visits...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Stunning view of the front and to people watch. Sat with a bottle of bubbly as we waited the indicated hour for our food. Lovely evening, who cares?!! When it did it was one of the best pork bellies i have had in a long...More

2  Thank emailradical
Reviewed 30 May 2016

At first glance looks like a nice place to eat. However the service was terrible. Slow and incompetent. We watched as a lot of orders were returned but thought there must be a minor hiccup. When our food arrived eventually it wax the wrong order...More

3  Thank clara478
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Not a very welcoming place can't seem to make their minds up wheather they want to be a pub or restaurant . Staff need more training . Could do with being dressed a bitter smarter

2  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a family visit to the isle, came here on trip advisor recommendation primarily the location is lovely and the staff helpful and polite, food however was a different story, it certainly was not the quality I was expecting, I had their...More

1  Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and all very pleasant. Good view of the beach. Food was good and not too expensive. You do get your money's worth.

Thank Tinahadds
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This inn has a beautiful view of Shanklin beach and the sea. It's beautifully presented with quite modern decor, and is clearly well looked after. The menu has all the traditional pub/inn fayre e.g. Fish and chips, burgers, steaks. The food is great quality and...More

Thank Beceyles
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Service good, food very basic and oily unfortunately and my meal was comprised of 80% chips. Would like to return to try something else.

Thank Parkway130
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon here. We hadn't booked but were welcomed and well looked after. We stayed for a good few hours and weren't rushed at all. I had the best Sunday beef roast and Mum had the fish and chips which was also...More

Thank DorisT5
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We visited here during out stay at the Isle of Wight. The food was mixed. The shared starter was nice and a good size but at 17.50, you would expect it to be. My partners burger was very good! ;) real home made burger, loads...More

1  Thank CharlotteHenderson1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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