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The Crab & Lobster Inn
Ranked #9 of 9 Bembridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My husband and I had a long weekend at the Crab and Lobster to celebrate our wedding anniversary, our first time. We ordered hot seafood platter to share on Saturday evening and my husband ordered a bottle of champagne which the landlady kindly had bought in for us. The food was fantastic, the only problem we had was that the room was so cold, the heating did not seem to come in until 7.30 in the morning and in the evening went off at 10.00pm. Apart from that the service was great and staff friendly. We would go back again but maybe in the summer!!!

M.A. West Sussex.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Over the last couple of years I have tended to stay away from the Crab and Lobster because, in my opinion and also that of the locals, it was not as good as it used to be. I last visited in the summer and was served a very average mixed grill and my wife was served a very poor, thawed out, crab salad. However I returned this Sunday afternoon and was very pleased to find that standards had improved. The food was very good, hot and tasty and reasonable value for money. The service was excellent with very friendly bar staff. I hope this visit is a sign of the times and hope that this vast improvement will continue.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Thought I'd have a change so visited for Sunday lunch.
One person serving behind the bar, a trainee, whilst the landlady flitted about chatting to customers and seemed oblivious to the queue at the bar.
Went to order food, no one behind the food counter. Sunday lunch- chicken or pork! No beef or Lamb, just chicken or pork. Was going to leave but decided to have the chicken. Tasty enough, portions just about adequate but at £12, vastly overpriced. The beer isn't cheap either. Won't be returning in a hurry.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

We do find your comments confusing. There were three people on the bar on Sunday, the landlady as you put it was overseeing training which we consider to be vital to eventual customer service. We do have a choice of beef, lamb, chicken, pork, gammon and turkey on Sundays using best quality meat and vegetables. The price when you visited was £10.95 although this does fluctuate depending on market prices and the price of our beer is about average!

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

First time at the Crab and Lobster Inn. It's a nice restaurant right beside the seaside.
We had the fish and chips which was tasted delicious. The fish tasted so fresh that it was probably caught in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

This is my second review of this, but in June had been left disappointed. However, was a different story this time. Really good service and food was much better quality.
Good to see it has returned to its usual higher standard :)

  • Stayed: October 2013
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crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

Thank you for your return visit and your comments. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Friendly staff and a very warm welcome. Staff had had a busy day but were still very attentive, we went last thing on a sunday. I had scotch egg starter, oh dear, portions are enormous and I was full and unfortunately couldn't eat all my fish pie... I desparately wanted to! Others in my family had lobster, lamb hotpot, all the food was excellent and all the portions large, will return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We have been here a few times. Although very tucked away it is very popular and has a deserved reputaion for food, especially as the name suggests, it's seafood! Because it is so popular parking might be a difficult, but you can always park up the lane and walk a short disatnce to the pub, which is set on a slightly elevated position overlooking the sea at Bembridge Ledge. Although it is a big pub and all the tables might be full, service is good and you shouldn't have to wait too long for your food. Fantastic crab, or crab and prawn salads, mixed seafood and fish dishes, and plenty of choice for meat eaters too. Although lots of places in the area do crab salads as the local crab is delicious, the Crab and Lobster is my favourite!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 32 Foreland Road, Bembridge PO35 5XW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
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Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bembridge
Price Range: £66 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Crab & Lobster Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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