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“Wouldn't go again” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Spyglass Inn
Ranked #8 of 16 Ventnor B&B and Inns
Shanklin, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wouldn't go again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

People had said how nice this place was, after getting there to find a decent table that still had not been cleaned me and my partner asked for a cloth ourselves! Ordered food , of which I had the mild and wild, anyone could cook that meals come out in less than 10 minutes and was very over priced! Other half wanted vegetables however they only do salad! Shan't be returning!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

This is and always has been my favourite place to visit when I'm on the Island. The location is perfect and a sunny day.

Unfortunately the food has gone down hill over the last few years. It's a great shame as it used to serve good seafood.

I'd recommend visiting for a drink outside on a warm sunny day!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Canberra
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Spyglass for the first time last year and it was great! We were made most welcome and were looked after royally. On top of accommodation, the meals in the pub were excellent and very well priced and there was some great live music on on each night of our stay! We will certainly return in the future!
Baz and Janey

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cowes, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

A lovely pub in one of the best seaside locations on the Island. We have been going there on and off for the last 15 years. In that time it has slowly gone down hill when it comes to food. Out of the 3 meals we ordered, only 2 were edible. The 3rd, slow cooked belly pork with mash and broccoli was vile. The pork was an under cooked lump of fat, the mash was stone cold and broccoli, running with water ( £11.50 thank you). This was advertised as a 'special'. We were reimbursed for the disastrous meal, but it would have been nice not to have to share a mediocre fish pie with a tonne of chips. Stick to pub grub and price it accordingly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BeachC0mber66
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Staying nearby for the weekend. Found this pub to be friendly, proffessionally run and cosy. Location is great even in the winter. Food was good and suprisingly varied, bar, though small, was well tended with some excellent ales and wines. Thoroughly recommended. I look forward to visitng in the summer so that we can take advantage of the great looking outside area overlooking the sea and beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DevonMikeB
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Great cosy atmosphere, right on the waters edge, lovely food & brilliant live music! They have live music most nights, when we were there the 1st night it was a band of older men with old fashioned instruments, was lovely. The food is good & well priced especially for the huge portions you get! Real Gem of a pub!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charlotte L
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

this is your oldie worldly pub that has great views real ale on tap and so relaxing lovely traditional pub how pubs should be.staff very friendly good choice on the menu.well worth a visit you can sit there and just watch the world go by.if you want a tradtional pub then this is worth a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tinkerbell73593
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Property: The Spyglass Inn
Address: Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor
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Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Ventnor
Number of rooms: 4
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The Spyglass Hotel Ventnor
The Spyglass Inn Ventnor, Isle Of Wight

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