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Nice Cafe,

Lovely food here, but the shop is very expensive now, it use to be quite reasonable, but time... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
patricia w

If you like a cream cake this is the place to visit THEY ARE BIG Other food is available but you... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Tony D
Rendlesham, United Kingdom
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High Street | Godshill, Ventnor PO38 3HZ, England
+44 1983 840364
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly, prices very reasonable and food was great - big portions and value for money. Great place for anyone of any age!

2  Thank Izzy B
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

There were size of us so we placed a large order and the woman that served us couldn't have been any more unhappier if she tried. We asked for a hot sausage roll so she put it in the microwave then held the door for...More

4  Thank rossnbecky
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Hub and I are regulars at The Old Smithy, we come two or three times a week all year, you all know us and all of you, with the exception of one, are always friendly to us. From Spring to Autumn we love to sit...More

Thank jilly e
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely food here, but the shop is very expensive now, it use to be quite reasonable, but time changes everything I suppose,

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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.