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“Dinner followed by a walk up the Chine”

Fisherman's Cottage
Ranked #10 of 81 Restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited the Fisherman’s Cottage in Shanklin for an evening meal having noticed it in several of our previous visits to the island. The pub is located literally on the beach at the foot of Shanklin Chine and we planned our trip to include dinner in the cottage and then a walk up through the illuminated Chine en route to Shanklin village. However it would be possible to reach the pub via the chine if you chose. Shanklin is served by a good public bus service and a railway station though the Fisherman’s Cottage is fair walk from the station.
The Fisherman’s cottage is not a large venue but has tables and seating outside overlooking the sea and the inside is quite welcoming with its stone walls, flagstone floors and wooden roof beams. Diners sit in padded chairs or benches and the overall effect is quite pleasing. The walls are decorated with old pictures of Shanklin and other various items of interest on shelves.
We had booked in advance and were fortunate to get a table for two looking out over the sea and ordered our meals from the menu at a small bar area which also served drinks. At the time of our visit (early evening), the pub seemed to be quite busy with all tables taken and the outside area full as well. The staff were working hard serving dishes and clearing away finished plates, and seemed friendly enough.
Our meals arrived at the table in a reasonable time after ordering and were of good quality and the serving size would satisfy most appetites, I had the risotto and it beat me! There was a good choice of beers available at the bar to compliment the meals.
Would certainly consider coming here again next time we visit the island.

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Debbie K, Manager at Fisherman's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback!, and look forward to seeing you again..

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Well placed for the sea front, good outside seating and a fair bit of space. A quaint pub with thatched roof that could no doubt once have been a fisherman's cottage. Watch out for the short door frame, when the sun is shining you can't see how low it is. Other that that, this is excellent. Friendly and helpful staff serving local ales and gin with a great
Inch menu. I'd happily say the fish and chips was one of the best I've had in a pub. Highly recommended if you're close by. Child and dog friendly too, with great views over the beach.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

What a find practically on the beach no wonder so popular. Fab inside but everyone sat outside as a lovely day. Had fish & chips which were very nice and a pint of symonds cider which is very refreshing. Dog friendly which as I always say is a bonus for us.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The food was excellent but the portion was huge!!! This was slightly of putting as each individual portion of risotto would have fed three!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Arrived here after walking from Ventnor and needing to get out of the sun we sat inside. Food is ordered at a counter but didn’t take as long as The Spyglass despite being busy. Crab sarnies were fresh and filling and very good value, as was the bottle of wine we had to go with them. We will visit again the next time we are in Ventnor – if we can face the walk.

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