We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Definitely worth a visit!

Very welcoming helpful staff who are all volunteers. We had our dog with us and were able to sit at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosa J
Ventnor, United Kingdom
A former convent

What do you find in a former convent... answer a lovely cafe... a large garden complete with nuns... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
via mobile
Read all 21 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quiche”(2 reviews)
“for sale”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
39 Whitcombe Road | Carisbrooke Castle, Carisbrooke PO30 1YS, England
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Carisbrooke
from US$33,50
More Info
from US$23,80
More Info
from US$63,10
More Info
Reviews (21)
Filter reviews
21 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews second hand books quiche for sale tea room isle of wight well worth a visit chapel refreshments volunteers cafe nuns
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming helpful staff who are all volunteers. We had our dog with us and were able to sit at a table just outside of the main cafe area which was nice. Delicious food Very reasonably priced as were the drinks. Will definitely be coming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosa J
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

What do you find in a former convent... answer a lovely cafe... a large garden complete with nuns burial ground... and a few places for moments of quietude. Only issue we had is that the Coventry has chapel but that can only be seen when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank paulnpaula
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We live close to this priory and had talked about popping in for some time. Well, we have now been a few times and highly recommend it ! The surroundings are interesting and unusual (it is a priory after all) the staff are lovely and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank pippySouthofEngland
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The priory is close to Carisbrooke Castle on the South East side. There's convenient parking on the spacious lay by on the opposite side of the road. Although the nuns left twenty years ago, the priory has a calm and peaceful feeling still thanks to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Screen1Buenosaires
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This place is a real hidden gem. Close to Carisbrooke, off the main road to Newport, follow sign to The Priory. There is a small car park in the grounds but directly opposite is a wonderfully placed lay-by. Peaceful and welcoming, the priory is well...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank sb652017
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Priory in secluded spot with lovely tea garden to the rear, great sandwiches and coffee. Enjoyable hour talking with locals.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were touring the Isle of Wight and had seen the Priory in passing. The following day we were in the area at about coffee time and decided to pop in. This was an excellent decision as the Priory was welcoming, restful and provided a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Priory is a beautiful place and garden to visit. It has a small cafe serving scrumptious homemade fare. Set in an old Priory. A perfect place for a quiet lunch. Cakes, sandwiches quiche etc, no cooked hot food. Not open Thursdays

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is an interesting building with a great history. It has so much potential to continue to help people into the future. I wish the trustees well with both maintaining and developing this old priory.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank lizbrian
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Delighted to visit this old Priory again and find it is thriving. The whole place has such a Peaceful atmosphere, and the welcome at the door is genuine and warm. I had a Soup here (£2) and a free cup of Coffee. Although it is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TonyPearce
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 nearby hotels
Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight
517 reviews
1.74 km away
The Wheatsheaf Hotel
105 reviews
1.83 km away
Calverts Hotel
162 reviews
1.96 km away
Premier Inn Isle Of Wight (Newport) Hotel
882 reviews
2.62 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 729 nearby restaurants
ADA Meze Kitchen
248 reviews
.71 km away
Waverley Inn
42 reviews
.84 km away
176 reviews
.75 km away
The Eight Bells
304 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 329 nearby attractions
Monkey Haven
1 895 reviews
3.71 km away
Carisbrooke Castle
1 720 reviews
.41 km away
Arreton Barns
736 reviews
4.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Carisbrooke Priory staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines