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The Bonchurch Inn

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bonchurch ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, , Mediterranean
Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
+44 1983 852611
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (95 reviews)
“garlic bread” (17 reviews)
“fresh crab” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to the island with my family for the day just to ride the train from Ryde to Shanklin. The weather was foul so we could not get out of the car anywhere to enjoy the island once this had been done. Someone in...More

1  Thank john n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best spinach cannelloni this side of Italy, absolutely divine, wonderful courtyard, perfect early evening supper with friends or family, then up on the headland to watch the sun set...sublime.

2  Thank ABBY W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant every time we visit the Island. On our recent visit (June 2017) I requested some variations to the meal listed on the menu and the kitchen went above and beyond my expectations. I requested a different sauce, a different type of...More

2  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just enjoyed another wonderful evening at the lovely Bonchurch Inn. I am a fan of Italian food but my husband thought he wasn’t until we visited the Bonchurch Inn for the first time. The cooking – by the Anglo-Italian Besozzi family takes Italian...More

2  Thank Rebecca2222
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about the Inn for a long time. My partner and I had the urge for some fine Italian fayre. Wow we were not disappointed, this is the best meal/service we have had in a long time. Now for a long lovely soak...More

2  Thank Barry E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted to this pub this evening because of previous rave reviews about the food! We arrived at the same time as another couple and ordered our food. There's arrived ours didn't! The waiter returned to our table and said he only had one...More

Thank B_Royce
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here 2x last year and it was good. This year only once as my fella didn't enjoy their "Life changing lasagne"! Though I had chicken wrapped in prosciutto in a stilton sauce with pasta & it was delic. Will try to re-create at home!...More

1  Thank Ciboney10
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had lunch here and were pleasantly surprised to see such a varied selection of dishes both on the menu and specials. My wife had tagliatelle and I a short rib of beef. Both were served with vegetables without the usual ubiquitous carrots and broccoli....More

1  Thank tonyjohn
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The atmosphere here is wonderful. The staff are so friendly and helpful, no matter how busy they are. The food is absolutely heavenly and the cannelloni is to die for!!! It is a family run business. True Italians doing Italian food from scratch. Oh and...More

2  Thank micheleiow
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is the second time we've eaten at The Bonchurch Inn but I'd be there regularly if I lived on the Isle of Wight. It's quite a find in Bonchurch, just outside Ventnor. You get in the Inn up a drive off the road which...More

1  Thank camval
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Questions & Answers
Mark D
5 June 2017|
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Response from Lynton191 | Reviewed this property |
One of the previous reviewers mentions taking their dog in the restaurant, so I think the answer has to be yes.
debbie c
22 September 2016|
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Response from McOzric | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have received this question on Friday lunchtime, I don't work at The Bonchurch Inn, I just wrote a review! I hope u get a table!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611
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