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Highdown Inn

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Highdown Lane, Totland Bay PO39 0HY, England
+44 1983 752450
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for late lunch on our walk back from The Needles to Freshwater Bay. The place had been transformed from the pub we had expected, now to be a restaurant. The Sunday lunch being served around us looked great! However the menu was very limited for vegetarian choices, also if you wanted a simple meal this was hard... More 

Thank Chraeh
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard good things about the Highdown - and eventually got round to trying it. But a disappointment. The pub felt and smelt a bit tired - but just a pub so gave it a chance. Had a fish platter for lunch - but very average. I could have gone and got the ingredients from the supermarket as that it... More 

Thank Adam18Y
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely Saturday lunch. Good quality food and excellent portion size. Locally sourced fish and meat provided plenty of choice. Vegetarian options looked interesting and varied. The dog was welcome, always a bonus.

Thank Griersons
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good varied menu, lots of fish dishes and three choices of roast meat and lovely fresh veg and yummy puds. Atmosphere was lovely and staff excellent - a lovely afternoon

Thank Samantha M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had visited this place before and had good food. It had been decorated since our last visit. The menu was extensive. My father had roast beef and said it was the best he had ever had. Good portions well cooked food and lovely ambience. The waitress was very very efficient and friendly.

Thank alison s
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a tough one, I have been here before and it is a popular watering hole, sometimes too popular for the locals when the invading hordes of tourists take over. However, you cannot punish a hostelry for being popular, unless of course you are among those left outside with noses pressed against the window, smelling good things from within.... More 

Thank Merlin F
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

wernt to sure about eating here after what some of the locals had said. But went for sunday lunch with a couple of friends. It was realy tasty!!! changed my mind from then on, will be reccomending for food from now on!! lovely beef, seperate roasted veg, lovely gravy!! lovely garden !! It was busy but didnt have to wait... More 

Thank hdish8
Freshwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, very good value....veg very good, roast potatoes excellent....I had the beef...very generous portion...and very tasty, my woman had the lamb...which she said was lovely....

Thank Andy C
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after visiting the Needles. 3 people all chose something different for main and dessert and loved all 6 dishes. Good food done well, good size portions, lovely setting, great atmosphere, the positives just keep going. Good value too.

Thank Reuben S
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This inn is a real find but can get very busy with walking parties exploring the local Downs. The special board is quite large and there are always plenty of seafood dishes, which seem to be a speciality. Both our meals were more than adequate and came fairly quickly. I had the ham, egg and chips and could not finish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highdown Lane, Totland Bay PO39 0HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Totland Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 752450

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