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Sportsman's Rest

££ - £££, British,
Main Road, Porchfield PO30 4LP, England
+44 1983 525739
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“ham” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main Road, Porchfield PO30 4LP, England
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31 - 40 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2014

We booked this place for a meal after reading last review and have to agree what a gem it is. Friendly atmosphere in an old country style pub. We had a lovely meal the veggie option for myself which was excellent. My husband had lamb...More

2  Thank WelshRobby
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We discovered this from a book we had on Isle of Wight pubs. Having had a disappointing meal elsewhere the previous evening we went here for a drink lunchtime and after looking at the specials board decided to eat there that evening. We did book...More

3  Thank Mel0253
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We went over the Easter weekend after reading reviews we decided to give it a try, our food and service were excellent, the roast was fantastic, proper home cooked food and lots of it! I can't wait to go back! Such friendly people and polite...More

2  Thank beades
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to eat here, after her friend suggested it. I had the burger with fries, and she had ham and chips. The care that went into the food preparation and cooking was outstanding. With my burger; you could tell it was...More

1  Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Been here a few times. The food has always been excellent and very well priced!! It is a little gem on the Isle of Wight, a real country pub with a real community atmosphere! Will be going back often!

1  Thank Icedjemz
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were staying at Locks Farm and we were recommended to good by the farmer John Angell, we went on lunchtime, but as the chef was at a funeral only sandwiches were on the menu, when they said "only sandwiches" they came with chips and...More

1  Thank Mendiplad
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Well at last a proper old fashioned pub! We stopped here after a disappointing couple of days traveling the Island & “WOW” A great welcome from the recently new owners, the locals were so friendly too! We had a smashing freshly cooked meal & some...More

1  Thank Dave W
Reviewed 15 September 2013

after a long walk out in beautiful rural locations me and my wife built up quite a appetite which was just aswell after going to the sportsmans we were left feeling nourished and well fed, a superbly cooked meal served in a real country cosy...More

3  Thank terry p
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Having read previous promising reviews about this pub since it has had new landlords, we thought we'd give it a try. Our first impression, whilst waiting an inordinate amount of time to be served drinks at the bar, was that it was a friendly enough...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I love the Sportsmans. The food is excellent and everyone is friendly and welcoming. Well done Paul and Jenny, and Lee the Chef!

1  Thank Leroy_08
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29 January 2015|
Response from WOBBLYBOB186299 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have heard it's up for sell, if that's true it will be a shame. So for now we are back at the Stag at the top of Horsebridge Hill, we always used it before it was taken over about two years ago. In our eyes went so far... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Porchfield PO30 4LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Porchfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 525739
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Family run country pub
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