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The Old Smithy

High Street | Godshill, Ventnor PO38 3HZ, England
+44 1983 840364
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decent for snacks and cakes

Not a place for fine dining, but a decent large restaurant for British food, Italian, sandwiches... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
corkheadIsleOfWight
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isle of wight
Vast variety of things to buy!!!!!

We hadn't been here for years; although MUCH has chsnged, there was still sufficient for our... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Linda C
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London, United Kingdom
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High Street | Godshill, Ventnor PO38 3HZ, England
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+44 1983 840364
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a place for fine dining, but a decent large restaurant for British food, Italian, sandwiches etc. Famous for its cakes. Suitable for a holiday party wanting a quick lunch. Next to a large gift shop and other small shops. Pleasant garden with fairies etc...More

1  Thank corkheadIsleOfWight
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We hadn't been here for years; although MUCH has chsnged, there was still sufficient for our nostalgic meander ... some excellent buys and even though the gardens were closed, sufficient to see through the gate! We didn't eat in the cafe but it looked very...More

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lovely tea room, clean, contemporary and welcoming. Attached to good gift shop. Had the most enormous Choux bun, which we shared, too big for one each. Other food being served looked appetising. Toilets clean, which was good, as public convenience in car park opposite were...More

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

It is a beautiful place to go for shopping and for coffee or more. The shop has a wide and wonderful selection of everything you can think of, so a few presents for xmas were made, and then in for a relaxing coffee and sit...More

1  Thank dgppearce56
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you like a cream cake this is the place to visit THEY ARE BIG Other food is available but you have to experience a cream cake There are shops to look around, so it's not all about eating cake

1  Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We just love going here for a breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. The shop is great all year round. A must visit.

1  Thank vanessap1967
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Stopped here several times for coffee during our fortnights stay on the Island. Perfect place to have coffee and eat if required. The staff are all very friendly, obliging and always willing to help. Special mention to Janette who was extremely friendly. This is a...More

1  Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Locals but had not eaten in the cafe before. Was not disappointed, Had the jacket potato with cheese and beans which was a good sized potato with plenty of fillings and piping hot. Other friends were happy with their food too, Had a browse around...More

1  Thank malibulover2013
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting Godshill we stopped into the Smithy for a cup of coffee and a cake, we both selected the Banoffee pie and was not disappointed, the lunch, dinner and cake options are vast. There is internal and external seating covering all weather options. Defiantly...More

1  Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A group of shops and tea shop set in the old smithy. Very popular place, lots of very nice souvenirs, not cheap but not overpriced. Bought a lovely box of assorted plants to bring home to remember our visit. Very quaint and well worth a...More

Thank Jacky L
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nfrench329
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Response from Portley11 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know their trading hours. I suggest you Google it or give them a ring. Best wishes Sandi.
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