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Fisherman's Cottage

1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863882
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“pie” (23 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the location, hidden away in a cove underneath the entrance to Shanklin Chine. We were blessed with sunny weather for our visit, and we sat at an outside table so the the kids could dip their feet in the sea before the food...More

Thank NBL83
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a hidden gem that we stumbled upon on our first visit to the Isle of Wight. The location was beautiful and the food was delicious. I recommend you phone up and book a table as it is a small but cosy pub and...More

Thank Wanderer23832635269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on Facebook a table for my partner and son. It's our 3rd visit. Went for a walk along the beach when the tide was out to look for a hidden secret cave. It was so hidden and secret we didn't find it. Got back...More

Thank tizzwaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my other half visited this pub when staying in Shanklin this April. It was in a perfect location for us as we were staying at The Aqua hotel 2 minutes away but I imagine if you aren’t staying close by it’s more of...More

Thank daniellefallows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi used this pub lots of times but never looked at menu. Which was our mistake after checking menu relised did gluten free which my wife was over the moon to see battered fish and chips which she hasn't been able to have for a...More

Thank Anddeb1505
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opening hours stated differently which ever advert you looked at & of course very weather dependent ( highly suggest phone before having a wasted journey !!) Lot of work gone on inside but table next to us was so noisy ( they needed a volume...More

1  Thank Klaudia50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at the Fisherman's Cottage after walking along the beach. We ordered a beer, gin, ploughmans sandwich and a crab nachos. The food was delivered promptly and was okay. I think it was a over priced at £33.80 total for the above order. I felt...More

1  Thank MartinW431
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub right on beautiful Shanklin beach. The unfortunately the fish and chips we ordered was terrible. The batter on the fish was cooked on the outside but inside it was still wet and under cooked. The chips looked nice but must have been frozen...More

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

I am sorry to hear that you had an unhappy experience with us. Our food is always Temperature checked before leaving the Kitchen and yes our chips are frozen but they are a very good quality product as is our Ketchup which is Heinz, the...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is a gem of a location, the drinks and food on offer are of a good standard and the service was also good. What spoiled it for us was having to sit outside near 3 young people who according to the bar staff had...More

1  Thank Clive P
Debbie K, Manager at Fisherman's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

I welcome your comments, but would like to point out that we deal with any customer no matter what their mannerisms may be at first we do try the polite approach and we do not tolerate any kind of antisocial behaviour. My manager that dealt...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Looked at the website. Saw the Sunday roasts were not only renowned but served all year so booked a table. Walked a considerable distance to the pub to be told no roasts at all and suprise shown as to the content of their own website....More

3  Thank ikellam8
Debbie K, Manager at Fisherman's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

I must apologise for this, unfortunately we have a third party who manages our website, I will I’ll be contacting them again to rectify.

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23 August 2018|
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Response from davidhicks80 | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the opening times but suggest you give them a ring or check on their website.
23 August 2018|
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Response from andreadE5823IH | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they are on reduced hours now the autumn is here.but probably best to phone to find out opening hours and days.
25 April 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
not sure about getting in. doors are on an old building. it will be tight
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863882
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