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The Crab & Lobster Inn

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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
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“crab salad”(7 reviews)
“lovely lunch”(8 reviews)
“isle of wight”(27 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel nearby and this was the closest pub/restaurant and it seemed on paper to be worth a visit. Although we have made a reservation, many had, so it was pleasing we were fitted in. The service was speedy and friendly and...More

Thank Clubbyman123
Response from crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster InnResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you in the future. Regards, Phillip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We as a family decided to spend new years eve at the crab and lobster. We were all looking forward to spending the evening all together for the first time in many years. What an absolute disappointment the whole night turned out to be. From...More

Thank soulman49
Response from crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster InnResponded 3 days ago

I am sorry that your evening was not as you had hoped. We were short of staff due to illness and one staff member went down ill part way through the session which didn't help us. However, if you felt that staff were rude, I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

six adults four children including a vegan. Excellent food attentive staff. The Chef visited our table to ensure all was well. Excellent value for money. Will definitely go again. location brilliant sea views.

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Response from crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster InnResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing a lot more of you. Regards, Phillip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recent refurb and change of owner. Younger staff were cheerful, older man who served us lacked any welcoming charm at all. Disappointing experience. Great position in the summer, but in the winter not so wonderful, only about 10 people there, they weren't under any pressure...More

Thank jduckett1
Response from crabandlobster, Manager at The Crab & Lobster InnResponded 3 days ago

I am sorry that your food was not hot and that you felt that this is not a winter establishment. I am pleased that the younger staff were cheerful. Regards, Phillip (the charmless older man)

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Tried the Crab and Lobster for a meal last night following the refurbishment and new management. Very nice "Special" of Steak and Oysters followed by the Berries Crumble and custard.. The meal had nicely sized portions and pleasing flavours. As it is my local pub...More

Thank GlynnM8
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Beachfront
Free Parking
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Bar/Lounge
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US$84 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$84 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"There was a live guitarist in the bar on Sunday lunchtime."
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"Check what the view is before you book"
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"We have never stayed there as it is local. We have only used it as an Inn/restaurant."
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"Restaurant review get there early for lobster as they can run out."
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