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“The Hut, Colwell Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hut

The Hut
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Freshwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$31
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Hut, Colwell Bay. Launched in May 2013, The Hut is a quintessentially English 'beach hut' style restaurant that combines an unrivalled passion for high quality, seasonal food with a desire to create a relaxed but stylish environment for all to enjoy.  Combining culinary classics with innovative ideas, The Hut will offer a more exciting approach to beach side dining on the Isle of Wight. Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, The Hut will strive to offer the freshest seasonal food on the island at reasonable prices. Open throughout the day during the summer season, The Hut will offer a variety of settings to satisfy all - from casual mid morning coffee through to ambient, candle lit dinners on the deck in the evening.
Fleet, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Hut, Colwell Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Huge meals, very well cooked, lovely, friendly staff, great value for money. Great location next to the beach.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Rosie C
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Four of us arrived by boat to be taxiied ashore by the owner, he changed clothes several times throughout the evening!
Views are spectacular! Wine and food very good. The finishing touches such as the reservation names on the buckets on the tables, the cutlery holders, blankets given to those outside once it gets dark and chilly all make for a lovely experience.
Would definitely go again but make sure you book. We went on a Monday evening and it was full!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maj0r
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Really really good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

This was our second night on the Isle of Wight with my other half and 3 children and we liked the look of the Hut; how right we were. People sail into the bay and row ashore to eat here and that says it all. I saw old retired fisherman taking their wears fresh from the sea to the chef who would buy if it was good. Young staff but great staff directed me to the lobster that had been in the sea a couple of hours earlier and what a great choice served with salad and lemon - it's all it needed!

The other half and my eldest had the Thai Cod and they raved about it and my other two had great kids meals. Belgium chilled lager and decent wine as well as water with cucumber in it (sounds bizarre but was really refreshing) was just a part of a great night. The sun went down and the view was great. If you're in the area go - I will definately again and it's a 5 hour drive!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkJamesMorsley
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Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, but poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

food is excellent, but the service was poor at best very slow and basic thing were not met. well over 1.30 hours for starters to arrive from order. but the mains are excellent.lovely to sit outside on a warm summers evening, but they could not cope with the number of tables they had booked, and they are bias in serving people they know, mostly Londoners first.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 592Chris
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very disappointing lunch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Indifferent staff. Unnacceptably slow service and long wait for food. Food was very poor value for money and the menu although appealing in reality (except for the desserts) did not live up to expectations with most seafood unavailable. Would not visit again after my family were very disappointed by the experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Alan W
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