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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
+44 1983 852611
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's easy to see how I'd never been to this place after years of living on and visiting the Island. It's so tucked away and on one of the famously steep Island shutes. Our party of five were looking forward to something a bit interesting and the Bonchurch Inn certainly gave us that, with a lovely old pub restaurant. Unfortunately... More 

1 Thank Katherine K
Ascot, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went for dinner with friends, having been recommended to the Bonchurch Inn, we arrived on a cold wet night and were warmly greeted by the staff and talked through the menu and generally made to feel very welcome. We ordered a mixture of vegetarian and non veggie food all of which was freshly made for us and was wonderfully... More 

1 Thank Lynton191
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here with our dog (Toby the Dobermann) whilst on holiday for the first time on Friday night, we had been recommended but didn't know what to expect. Well we were made to feel very welcome including Toby. Our meals were just fantastic the best we have ever had on The Isle of Wight. My husband had steak with... More 

1 Thank plakiaslover
Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great pub with a warm, cosy atmosphere, well kept beer and very good food. ... Arrived without any planning before hand. We arrived in Ventnor on Friday night, and on Saturday we sort of ambled around - ending up walking along the seafront to the east. We reached the Bonchurch Pottery, and asked if the was a pub near by...... More 

1 Thank Cross-MacLean
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We walked to this gem of a restaurant for dinner one evening. On first entering it seemed full but the friendly staff found a nice table for the three of us. The vegetarian choices were good and overall the standard of the meal was high. We experienced quite a long wait before our food arrived, perhaps caused by the crowd,... More 

1 Thank Chraeh
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Pleasant place with a small courtyard for sitting outside. Prices quite reasonable. Child-friendly and relaxed.

1 Thank limasolo
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Bonchurch Inn is a little gem. Service was great, the food was plentiful and tasty and the atmosphere is nice. Highly recommended.

1 Thank David_Cotton
Dorking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited the Bonchurch Inn with my young family. The staff were extremely welcoming, we arrived a little before opening but they opened the doors and invited us in! A table was found, colouring book and pencils at the ready and a drinks order in, we were seated and welcomed quickly. Their menu is Italian themed, and I must say... More 

2 Thank LiL0
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gorgeous olde Englishe pub serving great Italian food. Service was excellent and staff were friendly and very helpful.

1 Thank WJSussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by complete stranger and so glad we went to find it off the Coast Path whilst walking from Ventnor to Shanklin. Quirky setting and entertaining parking! Food was delicious-seafood pasta and the cannelloni. Friendly and helpful staff

1 Thank Margaret M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611

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