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The Waterfront Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, British
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863023
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here for a couple of drinks, very friendly staff and good service. Food looked good but haven't eaten here yet. Blankets available if it's chilly. Plenty of heaters outside, and the attentive staff made sure everyone was cosy and warm. Decor was a bit...More

Thank marcygarton
Reviewed yesterday

Dined here on the last night of a 4 night stay but out of all the nights we dined this wasn't the best. Food was average. We ordered roast chicken with a side of chips. The chicken was quite dry and was served with a...More

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not book to stay here. We booked for a weekend in September and were offered a twin room. On looking on website we could see this room was totally unsuitable . Far too small and at back of hotel looking onto a wall. As...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with family, (and dogs!) whilst on holiday. Plenty of seating, so we sat outside-with a beautiful view of the bay. (The blankets are a nice touch as well-just in case it gets cold). Menu choice was simple but good, (would have...More

Thank ABCDSpencer
Reviewed 3 days ago

Typical pub grub. Sat in the sun, people watching. Found it reasonably easy to park on both occasions.

Thank Judith P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only a few steps from the sea. Lovely views and food. Heaters/blankets for anyone wishing to sit outside on a chilly day looking straight at the sea.

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, both had pie and mash with fresh vegetables and I had a brownie pudding, the staff were friendly. My husband enjoyed the real ale.

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely & delicious 😋 Hawaiian pizza 🍕 with garlic bread 🥖 cheese 🧀 with very nice tasty chunky chips & a great view across the road from the sea! 🌊🏖😎🐶

Thank saladpackking
Reviewed 1 week ago

we've been coming to the waterfront inn for the last couple of years while we are here we go every night. came for the first time this year and couldn't wait to have the muscles as have them at least once every year, to find...More

Thank Horse_crazey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to Shanklin in recent years and are pleased to see that the waterfront despite changing ownership hasn't changed in its appeal. The view is stunning the menu is varied and the food portions are just about right. A special mention...More

Thank BrianT58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863023
  • E-mail
We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features succulent steaks and local seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. Why not come and unwind with us - enjoy a leisurely cocktail in our bar or outside on our sun terrace - all giving panoramic sea views from Shanklin across Sandown Bay towards the white cliffs of Culver Down. We offer live music every weekend.
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