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“Fabulous garden to have lunch in”
Review of Pencil Cottage

Pencil Cottage
Ranked #3 of 20 Quick Bites in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £5 - £15
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Restaurant, tearoom and cafe specialising in light lunches, cream teas and snacks with spacious garden and attached gift shop.
Reviewed 10 April 2024

They have table and chairs inside and outside , staff are nice and friendly and their service was good , recommend the crab sandwich their latte’s are good too

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thank sandie K
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derick hill, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always great to hear that we have another happy customer and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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5 - 9 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2024

A lovely little tea room in the pretty village of Shanklin. We decided to treat ourselves to the high tea, it was absolutely delicious! Great choice of sandwiches and cakes to choose from. The scones were warm and huge, with plenty of clotted cream and jam. We were lucky with the weather so could sit outside in the quaint tea garden to enjoy. We would definitely come back should we visit IOW again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thank Jo R
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derick hill, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our high tea and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Such kind service and delicious food. We had knickerbocker glories and cream teas. One of the kids is dairy free, and was made a special knickerbocker glory just for him. I had a gluten free cream tea, and the warm scones were to die for. Please come and support this lovely little place!

Date of visit: April 2024
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derick hill, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Had a lovely afternoon tea at Pencil cottage the scones were cooked to perfection with loads of clotted cream and pots of jam to accompany them. it was fairly crowded as the weather was not too good but we managed to get a table.

Date of visit: October 2023
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derick hill, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scones and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Visited Pencil cottage recently for a quick coffee. Sat outside in the lovely garden in the sun which was just beautiful. Was so relaxing sat in the garden listening to birds while enjoying our coffee.
Did not eat on this visit but the menu had a lot of choice on it and whatever was being cooked at the time smelt lovely. Toilets were spotless. Will definitely be visiting again when back on the Island. A lovely place to just sit back and relax.

Date of visit: October 2023
1  Thank DeniseDax
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derick hill, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you had a relaxing and enjoyable visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

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