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The Crab Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
94 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NS, England
+44 1983 862363
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (252 reviews)
“mixed grill” (15 reviews)
“lamb shank” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
94 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NS, England
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1 - 10 of 1,424 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely meal for 18 people here today. The gorgeous bar man David treated us so beautifully! He was the life and soul of the party, an absolute gentleman and the best host. Would 100% recommend just because he was so lovely, accommodating and...More

Thank Steph B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought that Spice Island in Old Portsmouth was probably the worst, but then I hadn't tried the Crab. I think that The Crab just edges the title for disappointing food in what must be a prime site. Long wait followed by cold undercooked small...More

Thank Paul C
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your commets

Reviewed 5 days ago

Dave, the bar man, was very friendly and helpful. We went in outside of the lunch hour, so it was quiet, which was good for us, we were hungry. Our nachos arrived quickly. For the main course, we both had roast chicken with fat chips,...More

Thank Susan S
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst wandering around Shanklin my daughter needed some food before returning to the ferry. The crab seemed to be the only place serving food all day and we plumped for this. The interior is a bit drab and the venue soulless however there is an...More

Thank Paul H
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your comments

Reviewed 6 days ago

Good welcome food and price would recommend to others and hope to visit again tomorrow as the menu is large enough to have a completely different meal

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank chrisbD2351GH
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We almost walked past at they have scaffold all over as the roof is being replaced, Fran came out and assured us they where open, the food was lovely and service excellent, will go back to see what it looks like with its new roof

Thank bigfoodbuff
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during the time they appear to be getting their thatch done, although they loomed closed cannot fault their service and amazing food! Thank you crab and keep up the good work! We will be back

Thank MDobs89
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 1 week ago

this location is excellant with great staff and food.the pub is in the best part of town with lots of competition that they outshon regularly.

Thank gulliver6868
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this pub back in 2010. Back then we only had drinks, When we went back there in June 2017 we decided to have lunch. The food was delicious and the staff were wonderful. This area of Shanklin is absolutely beautiful. I love it...More

Thank Forever9810
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching them re-thatch the roof earlier in the day we made our way to The Crab where the staff were friendly and the menu's varied, with a choice of a £4.99 main and £2.99 for a starter or dessert or a full menu of...More

Thank 20HP1971
Tina D, Manager at The Crab Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments.

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408kathyk3
3 May 2017|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
The Crab Inn is not a Wetherspoons pub . gets mistaken for one , not any Wethersppons in Shanklin .
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muriel m
11 March 2017|
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Response from Tina D | Property representative |
hi we don't show sky sports, but there are two pubs up the road that do
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Rob C
5 September 2016|
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Response from Aidan H | Reviewed this property |
As you rightly say, Scrum is a beer by Goddards, and it was still on when I went a few months back - you can google goddardsbrewery Scrum to read about it (for those asking what Scrum is)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 862363
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