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“Just what a pub should be.”
Review of Sportsman's Rest

Sportsman's Rest
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Porchfield
Price range: US$5 - US$27
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Family run country pub
Reviewed 14 February 2013

The pub has recently changed hands and has reverted to a proper pub with great food and well kept ale. Great community atmosphere and everybody is welcome. No gimmicks, just nice people, good food at sensible prices and great beer. Unpretentious and what a village pub should be. It's even got a dart board for fun. It's due a repaint but it shouldn't change the core ingredients which are perfect. Muddy boots,wet cyclists and dogs welcome.

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We've been here a few times now and always found the staff warm, friendly and welcoming. The Sportsman's Rest is a bit off the beaten track, but ideal if you are visiting the historic village of Newtown or birdwatching nearby.

The dishes on offer are generally standard pub fare, but there are specials worth exploring. The quality of the food is excellent and there are various home made dishes. I'd particularly recommend their pies - well worth a try. The portions are very generous if you have a good appetite; most of our party went for the smaller meals options! Prices are average for the Isle of Wight - £9 to £10 per head including drinks.

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