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Pencil Cottage

2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 7872 619876
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (40 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed today

Stopped here for just a drink but then noticed the wonderful cakes and as my wife must have Gluten free it was nice to find really nice cakes for her too especially as unlike many places that offer gluten free cake it is so dry...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a lovely cottage and gardens. However, we visited on a warmish day in the summer holidays and as far as I could tell there were only 3 people serving, making food and taking orders. As such, I waited in a queue for about 15...More

Thank CLee1985
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Quick Review - Good location - Eat outside or in - Good choice of food from breakfast and through the day - Very friendly service - Very clean - Quality of food was good for price - Clean Toilets Down side - Only one...More

1  Thank cricklewood
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We understand the comment about the rubber ends of the legs and we have them ordered for the start of next season. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a snack lunch at the Pencil Cottage while passing back through Shanklin. It was a nice day and we sat in the garden which was quite busy. I had a crab sandwich and my partner had cheese and tomato both of which came...More

Thank ian c
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a lovely coffee and piece of fruit cake which was absolutely delicious - very light with a smattering of fruit. My daughter has the chocolate cake and said it was delicious!

Thank clankester1
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed the home made cake and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite having been to the IOW for the last 7 years we have never stopped in here before. This time however we fancied trying somewhere new and how glad we were to find Pencil Cottage. There is a very attractive courtyard garden with lots of...More

Thank Bronwen G
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you chose to give us a try and that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Situated at the bottom of the hill in Shanklin Old Village, this place, fronted by a gift shop deserves closer inspection, at the back of the store is a well run cafe which we enjoy every time we visit Shanklin, it's one of the few...More

Thank MuncherKing
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoy your visits and look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Within Shanklin is tucked away this little gen! We visited 3 times whist on holiday. For tea, crab salads & snacks + ice creams. Plenty of seating inside & outside, good food, with service with a smile. Thank You, keep up the high standards. Would...More

Thank philandliz2017
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your visits and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We sat in the pretty garden and had lovely cream tea’s which we all enjoyed. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with regard to my daughters egg allergy. I would recommend a visit.

Thank mrsmather
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you for comments and for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 17 July 2018

We stopped after a walk, staff were friendly, tea was good with plenty of extra hot water.Scones were lovely ,fresh & tasty.

Thank alison s
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back if you walk this way again. Lisa & Derick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 7872 619876
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Description
Described as a tea room, but serves very good lunches
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