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The Village Inn Restaurant

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££ - £££, British,
Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“mixed grill” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this had become quite a regular place for sunday lunch when we are on the iow there was 3 off us today we all had the turkey with al the trimmings large portions as good as ever see you next month

Thank rammie1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of six who varied in age from 50-89 years old. We found great sofas in front of the fire and enjoyed a few beers before eating at the round table in the window. The food was varied and all had different...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Shanklin with some friends over the weekend of 10/11th March 2018 and we were drawn into this pub as it's very attractive with charm. We were able to get a table for 4 by the roaring log fire in the bar area...More

1  Thank jonathancrosser
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic pub with an amazing menu. This place has a great atmosphere the service is fantastic and if you are going to Shanklin I would definitely recommend that this is your first stop for food

Thank rugbysimon
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great pub, friendly service, delicious food (enormous portions). We enjoyed the live music on Friday night. We have been coming here for years now when we visit the island and are never disappointed.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Warm and friendly pub. Excellent choice of food and drink. Lovely tastie food served in a friendly manner.

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The place is very quiet with lots of memorable ornaments. Staff is very friendly, food very tasty. Pretty expensive.

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 26 February 2018

we returned to the village inn for sunday lunch with friends we had booked a table which was a nice round one we ordered 2 bottles of house wine we had 4 sunday roasts 2 turkey 1 beef and 1 pork they arrive with a...More

1  Thank rammie1946
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Myself and my husband have just spent 5 days in Shanklin. We visited the village Inn In the evenings it is such a cosy place with friendly locals and exceptional staff. The manager was so welcoming she spoke to everyone who visits ( residents or...More

1  Thank christine c
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went with friends for an evening out, and were not disappointed. There was an extensive menu, and two of us had Steak and Ale pie and two had Duck. All meals were well presented and very tasty, and the sweets were fine.The wine was...More

1  Thank vic&den
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Sophie S
1 September 2017|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Only in person, so far as know. I've not been able to find one online. Good pub grub about sums it up, with a few quirky additions. But the food itself is excellent, home-prepared and cooked, with plenty of local... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Yes - just cross the road - looking both ways, as it's twisty and busy!
emma N
23 March 2017|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the pub. Visit their website for contact details.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865500
Independent family run free house Traditional thatched pub in the centre of Shanklin old village, serving real ales,good home made food and locally caught crab and lobster in a warm and cosy atmosphere,Pretty enclosed courtyard garden to the rearLive easy listening music from local talent
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