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Smuggler's Haven

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Leeson Road, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Leeson Road, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We're a family of walkers who stopped off at the Smuggler's en route from Shanklin to Bonchurch for some much needed refreshment before we climbed up onto St Martin's Downs. The location is so pretty with beautiful views out to sea and there was a...More

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Cash and counter service only but you are rewarded with a laden tray to carry onto the terrace or out to the garden. Plenty of furniture and parasols, its a sun trap! The tea room has its own parking and further free parking is available...More

Thank Darkwench
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Pull into the free car park on the left as you drive from Shanklin, just by the "Ventnor and Bonchurch" sign and walk through the pleasure ground, or walk up from the coastal path if you want to find this hidden gem. Tasty ice creams,...More

1  Thank Alan J
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely older couple who run a tea room serving a lovely range of light lunches, hot drinks and cakes. The view is tremendous, looking over the cliff down to the sea, and to top it all off there's a stair well down in...More

Thank Colleen1235
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Love the view, so quiet and peaceful, great rock cakes, we know people who would sit here with a cup of tea and beans on toast and be the happiest they could be! Mike and Sandra are spot on and know what their customers like....More

Thank jamesgandolfini
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The best fresh crab sandwich I've ever had, this lovely quaint little cafe has stunning views from the terrace, freshly made sandwiches, good choice of cake and unusual knick knacks should you wish to buy them. Local people obviously use this and that, for me,...More

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Quite simply the best place for cream teas on the island. Highly recommended for couples, family and friends. We are regulars and enjoy the views and the generous and delicious servings.

Thank tonysztypuljak
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stopped here during our coastal walk from Ventnor to Shanklin. If you want haute cuisine and Michelin starred service, then this may not be for you. But if you are looking for a no nonsense cup of tea with the best cheese toasties in town,...More

Thank B_Eley_London
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stumbled across this quaint little tea shop whilst holidaying nearby in Ventnor, and decided to stop off for our afternoon tea. There is a large free car park and toilets on-site. Once inside the tea shop, there was a large variety of hot and...More

1  Thank Sofe17
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you're around the east coast of the Isle of Wight, it's almost essential that you visit Smuggler's Haven! On a sunny day you can enjoy outstanding views of the sea from the pleasant seating area. The scones, cakes and drinks are really nice, and...More

Thank user246813579
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Judith L
17 September 2017|
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Response from jamesgandolfini | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but is due to close at the end of September for the season.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leeson Road, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor  >  Bonchurch
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