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Beautiful thatched Restaurant, Tearoom & Tavern, Gift Shop and Shanklin Tourist Information with lovely sunny Tea & Beer gardens next to Old Shanklin Village car park
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Bar, British, Grill
FEATURES
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Privacy is spot on if you want time out the perfect place to go privacy is paramount and discretion is appreciated. Socialise if you may or just keep yourself to yourself.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Stopped for lunch here during exploration of Shanklin and Sandown. Good range of lunch options and very friendly helpful staff that were happy to find time to chat with customers when not busy with orders

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

We stopped at Shanklin at coffee time, parking our car we saw the garden entrance of Vernon Cottage. The garden was so pretty, we chose to sit inside with a nice view over the outside gardens. The coffee was great quality with two complimentary biscuits,...very reasonably priced and customer service was excellent. Their toilets were spotless, so 10/10 for Vernon Cottage, will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We are annual visitors to Vernon's cottage and this year's visit was as good as any that preceded it. Good quality tea/coffee and cakes in a lovely sheltered garden. Friendly and accommodating staff were the icing on the cake. See you next year!!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

This is the most beautiful spot for afternoon tea. The cottage is idyllic and the decor is gorgeous. I had a tasty homemade scone with cream, jam and strawberries and my 2 girls each had a slice of delicious chocolate cake. A perfect end to...our week in the Isle of Wight.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Absolutely Fab Cream Tea, friendly staff, quirky Olde Cottage with nice garden. Homemade scones in shape of IOW! We were there late afternoon, so they popped on an extra scone too!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Popped in for late lunch/early dinner and were lucky to get a table. Really friendly team and very welcoming, and clearly popular given it was very busy. We both had the prawn cocktail followed by the house special Vernon Lamb Pie. Both generous portions to...the point that dessert was not an option. The Lamb pie was delicious and comes highly recommended. Very much worth a visit, and the cakes did look delicious too!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

We had a lovely family lunch. All of the meals were first rate. I had the Shanklin pie with a pint of bitter which was amazing (and much needed after my morning hike!). The staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely come back again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Served us an excellent cream tea, with quite the best scones we have ever tasted, baked fresh on the premises that morning, together with the best clotted cream, home made jam and fresh strawberries. The service was friendly, welcoming and prompt. We arrived a little...after when cream teas would normally be served but the proprietor was more than happy to accommodate us and the staff were a delight. The sunny, sheltered garden was the perfect setting.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

I would certainly recommend this place for cakes/cream tea, but the hot food we had we are sorry to say was average.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

A lovely place to get a cream tea. Was absolutely delicious. Can't describe how delicious it was! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

My Mum and I ate here several times during our holiday in Shanklin and were very impressed by the high quality of food that was served. We had delicious food and the Old Shanklin Pie was a definite hit! We ate in the garden, which...is beautiful, on all the occassions we ate there and luckily we managed to get the tables where you can sit without having to climb into the picnic tables as we are both disabled and wouldn't have been able to manage to sit at them. The staff were all very polite and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Vernon Cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage and very picturesque. We look forward to visiting again when we return to Shanklin next year.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Small licensed cafe with lovely, pretty garden. Had a few veggie options that could be made vegan. I had the veggie burger with chip, salad & peas (brioche buns not vegan). They were super accommodating & friendly. Burger was spinach & B-road beans with spices.....it was delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. really clued up on gluten free catering. Would come back again! Thanks!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

This hidden gem was such a surprise and delight. Looking for a bite to eat had the most scrumptious cream tea. Best scone I have had. The owners were so friendly and helpful, it was just a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hi there, Unfortunately, I don't know - we ate in the garden. Best to call ahead. We were able to find several dog friendly pubs on the Island. (including the Bugle Inn in Yarmouth, Fountain Inn in Cowes, and Merrie... More
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It’s about ten minutes from the high st , don’t think it’s open in the eve
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Vernon Cottage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5