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“Great meal with a view”
Review of The Chine Inn - CLOSED

The Chine Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The chine inn was built in 1621 and is one of the isle of wights oldest free house inns. It boasts a lovely view of the sea and the over view of the shanklin chine down below, also hot and cold food, specials board, sunday roasts, full kids menu, weekday food deals, lunch menu (12-5) real ales, wine list, WiFi and live music on the weekends
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at The Chine Inn. Many nights before we have had drinks, so we decided to try the meals provided. Brilliant to see local produce being sourced and used! My family and I cannot say how much we love the place. Firstly the meals were well prepared, and there was a good selection available for all tastes. The staff were welcoming and inviting and we are happy to say that The Chine Inn is our favourite stop out for the holiday and we will recommend.

Thank you for the brilliant meal! And we are sure to visit again.

2  Thank Mochallama
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Visited here on a Sunday. Reserved the table at lunchtime for 7.30pm that evening and was advised last food orders at 8.30pm.

Served drinks quickly but despite asking a member of staff if they would be kind enough to take our order we waited 30 minutes before our food order was taken and another 30 minutes before we served our food, total of 1 hour for food.

We did speak with the waiter twice regarding the delays and he advised that last orders were 7.30pm despite us advising we were told 8.30pm during our earlier telephone conversation. Other tables came in just before and one large party in a private room about the same time as us. It would have been helpful if waiter had advised re the last order timing when we arrived (we arrived 10 minutes before our table was book so there was ample opportunity) and that there might be a delay due to a large party arriving. Waiter aware that we did not receive good service and had waited a long time to be served as after we had paid the money he advised that we would receive a free course next time, advised this was our last night but no offer of a refund. Food ok but overall disappointing visit.

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2  Thank Newby6
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

When asking for a Pint Grigio Rose guy on bar said there is not a Rose, only a white pinot,obviously does not know his wines. At the same time staff were rude to to a German gentleman when he asked for a particular coffee, just the way they spoke to him and myself. Then table my wife and I sat at had a big piece of the table missing from the corner. I was recommended to visit this pub, but I will not be going again.

6  Thank Stevietri60
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

During a recent holiday in Shanklin, four of us dined at The Chine Inn on one evening.

Service was friendly, food unpretentious and wholesome and the price very reasonable.

Would recommend to anyone visiting Shanklin for a pleasant pub dining experience.

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1  Thank Dawnandkeith
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Had a weeks holiday on the Isle of Wight based in Shanklin. The Chine Inn was on the path down to the beach and was dog friendly, so popped in. Very welcoming, friendly staff, good beer and excellent food, ate there twice. Our dog loved the treats provided by the staff. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed, best to book if you want to eat.

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2  Thank Mazmo53
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