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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
+44 1983 852611
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (84 reviews)
“tiramisu” (22 reviews)
“garlic bread” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very welcome after scrambling up and down steep and soggy steps. Slightly oddball architecture in the middle of a very English village otherwise. Pity the naff weather prevented us from using the courtyard and garden furniture to sit outside. Tasty Italian food, including pizzas (small...More

1  Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A pub with character serving Italian biased food. Great atmosphere, service and food. Tucked away in Bonchurch,very small car park but character all the way. If parking and access was easier would visit far more often but then again so would a lot more people,...More

1  Thank mgc17
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Went mid week for lunch in September but was still quite busy so you'd probably be wise to book if going at more popular times. It doesn't look much from the outside but the atmosphere and food were really good. I had a lovely but...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is our "go to" eatery. Last night was for my birthday and we took friends along as usual. There are so many things i like about this place including the friendliness of the staff. No matter how busy they are....and they were very busy...More

2  Thank micheleiow
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Lovely meal at cute pub just round the corner from our rental. Delicious food in a very friendly old fashioned ambience.

1  Thank Judith L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on a Tuesday, no booking and plenty of room. Park on the road for free. Signposted from main road or follow postcode directions. As others said do not be put off by the look, it really is charming and please do not change...More

2  Thank JoEd2005
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Another stunning evening in the courtyard of the Bonchurch inn, some of the very best food on the island from an always imaginative chef adrian.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Don't be put off by the fact that from the road you can only see the back of it - or that when you go inside the decor is a bit dated. The food is fantastic. if you like Italian food cooked properly - this...More

2  Thank matthewbeard
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We turned up at 7pm on bank holiday Saturday and asked for a table for two. They were booked out but after brief discussion we were told they would accommodate us outside. From there it got even better. Fantastic entrees. Then pizza. And we met...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I nearly turned tail and ran. Outdoor toilets, 1950's pub interior, totally looked run down and disgraceful but my partner persuaded me to stay and I am so grateful. This food is amazing. Ignore the decor, the set up and the poor service focus on...More

1  Thank Gemma T
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Questions & Answers
Mark D
4 June 2017|
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Response from Lynton191 | Reviewed this property |
One of the previous reviewers mentions taking their dog in the restaurant, so I think the answer has to be yes.
debbie c
22 September 2016|
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Response from McOzric | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have received this question on Friday lunchtime, I don't work at The Bonchurch Inn, I just wrote a review! I hope u get a table!
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Restaurant Details

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