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King Harry's Bar

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Great little time capsule

We attended a private function in the function room towards the back of the premises which wast... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
alsouthsea
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Southsea
Difference a night makes

Visited Monday evening, lovely pub, chatty barman from Harrow who could not do enough to make us... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Tony W
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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“old village”(9 reviews)
“lovely pub”(5 reviews)
“mock tudor”(2 reviews)
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6 Church Road | Glenbrook Hotel, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

It's a pity that an old building has been appropriated for tourism purposes. While the main bar is nice and cosy and there is a good selection of ales etc. the function room at the back is an abonimation. Faux castellations, faux flickering sconces, some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 84BSM
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We attended a private function in the function room towards the back of the premises which wast sort of castle themed, for those who remember "its a knockout" it is like one of those sets. Odd but in a good way. The pub itself is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alsouthsea
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Although we've been to Shanklin many times we had never visited King Harry's Bar before but during the Beer and Bus weekend we visited twice and its now top of our favourite pubs in Shanklin Old Village. The pub is very quirky with a medieval...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 24Helen
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Before our visit read reviews and noted the fact it had won many camra awards but also that it was possibly unwelcoming. First impressions were that the outside of the premises looked very unkept, and the sign outside stating dress code made you immediately feel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marcygarton
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Monday evening, lovely pub, chatty barman from Harrow who could not do enough to make us welcome Visited Tuesday, Barman could not pull a pint of Guinness, disinterested and generally unwelcoming. Will be checking who is on shift before entering tonight

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Have been here a few times over the years as it is a good real ale pub. However this was the first visit since about 2013. A Tuesday night is never going to be a very busy one, but it disapointing to note that whilst...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank timp601
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this great pub on Saturday, soon as my girlfriend and I stepped through the door, we were greeted with mind the step from a friendly voice, that broke the ice and we felt right at home, great choice of real ales served by really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beers2u
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful traditional English pub completely full of charm, friendly staff and good beer, will definitely be going back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shell J
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Right then, as a CAMRA member I was happy to see this, externally, pretty, thatched pub sitting amongst the overpriced thatched pubs/restaurants in old Shanklin. We've visited a few times now, each time hoping to that someone has decided to make it the something special...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank surfinhelly
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visited one afternoon and sat in the lovely beer garden, and called in again the next evening as we found it such a pleasant place for a drink. Beautiful building with thatched roof and beer garden is away from the busy street above.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from ScottsabroadSunbury | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about that, but having been going to pubs for 36 years I found the welcome poor. The landlord seemed too busy to chat with cronies than serve, leaving the barmaid to do all the work.
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