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Pointer Inn

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High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
+44 1983 865202
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter Kerry discovered this amazing pub with great beers, wine and a fantastic choice of food a few years ago on a quick visit to the Island. She has a mad English Pointer called Hector, so she had to stop and check it out. We had not booked it was 1.30 p.m. on a warm busy Sunday and the... More 

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have visited the Pointer quite a few times before but never for Sunday lunch. Had visitors from the mainland who had heard of the Pointer so thought we'd take them there for Sunday lunch. Wow. It was amazing.!! We all had the Sunday roast, yorkies to die for, meat tender and very tasty and vegetables beautifully cooked. Desserts were delicious.... More 

Thank humphrey41
Camberley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had wanted to try this restaurant for a while and our friends made the booking. Unfortunately when we arrived there was no sign of our booking until it was found for the following week. However, we were squeezed in. Two of us had the goats' cheese starter which was very good. The mains were fine. Our only disappointment was... More 

Thank Gill R
Sandown, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not like the fact that in the bar area where people were eating dogs were allowed. This is not acceptable when one is having a meal .i had to ask to be moved as the smell from a dog was putting me of my lunch .a shame as the food is so good .

1 Thank Marcia W
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner with 2 small children with special needs. Reserved a table inside after being told no tables available outside. When we arrived our table was right next to the bar, meaning that we were quite cramped in with several drinkers standing right next to our table. We ordered but the children were struggling so my wife went... More 

Thank James M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so much choice on the island for dining out, the list is endless. But top of the list is surely the pointer inn. Locals pub but visitors always made welcome. Serving fabulous food and fabulous service. Always a superb experience . Food is superb and the children's menu is fantastic. Always top of the list when visiting the island.... More 

Thank GeorgeG09
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest from reading all the positive reviews I thought the food would be better. It was just ok. Wasn't bowled over. Portion sizes are good but the taste wasn't that great. In our party we had a mixture of different meals. Everybody felt the same. Staff and service is excellent - shame about the food.

Thank E N
Winchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our last night's dinner before we had to return to the mainland from our holiday. We tried to call to book a table, but it was fully-booked for 5.30-7.30pm! On a Thursday night! They suggested for us to sit outside, where there is a bit of outdoor heating and there are some fleece blankets to place... More 

Thank Zena3101
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I had the vegetarian options and they were excellent. The service was really good. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank LynnS68
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, cozy little pub serving fantastic dinners and great service. Went for a casual family meal and thoroughly enjoyed our meal - puddings were incredible!!! Certainly worth a visit!!!

Thank Anna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown  >  Newchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865202
A warm welcome awaits at The Pointer, where Landlord and Lady, Rob and Rachel, invite you to join them in one of the Islands oldest, most historic pubs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?