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Pencil Cottage

2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 863821
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (31 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Really clean restaurant with both inside and outside seating. Will now be shut on Monday's and Friday's during the winter. Had a lovely afternoon tea. The scones were described as delicious by our group - freshly made. My hot chocolate was nicely finished off with...More

Thank Mandy_Main
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Picturesque cafe in the old village . Good selection of food and refreshments and a small gift shop. Nice outdoor seating when the weather is fine. Far enough away from the main road so very peaceful.

Thank visitor1995361
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great service, really personalised and good food . The team were quick to support our order and were happy to split our separate orders into a sharing platter.

Thank Stephen S
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely cafe in such pretty surroundings , Had a lovely lunch and returned the next day bringing friends with us . Made very welcome all the staff were so friendly and helpful accommodating our dogs on the rainy day. Also bought 2 beautiful vases from...More

Thank RUTH S
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Whilst escorting a coach holiday on the island I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa and her staff. They were all wonderful to one of my passengers who fell in the nearly chine. Not only getting her into the tearoom but when the ambulance did...More

Thank DeirdreBrowntravel
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased that the lady wasn't too badly hurt and is recovering. Hope to see you and her back on the island in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Located right at the heart of the Old Town in Shanklin, Pencil Cottage is a quintessential English Tearoom. As frequent visitors to the IoW we have only been here once before but will definitely be calling in during our future visits. Our latest trip to...More

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derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and our menu, which we do try to update regularly based on customer comments and requests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future when...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Love this place, it's surrounding are very comfortable, relaxing and scenic. When you arrive the staff are very friendly and helpful. the food and beverages are not just a very fair price but worth eating, especially the large sausage roll which comes with a small...More

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derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for taking the tiem to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 22 September 2017

My mum was celebrating her 80th birthday in Shanklin staying in a hotel nearby...I organised over the phone for her to come in for a high tea...staff were excellent and sorted for me.Mum was so pleased and loved her little treat.Mum has been back a...More

Thank Flit1971
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that your mother enjoyed her visit and we look forward to welcoming her back for her 90th birthday celebration. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Have the watermelon cake here it is beautiful. Who ever made it, came up with the idea for it should be taken outside and cheered from the rooftops. It looks a bit garish but the smell and taste are wonderful. Well done you!

Thank cmw32
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed the watermelon cake (which has proved popular this season). Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived at pencil cafe just after 4.30pm. Went straight to the kiosk and ordered two coffees, two fantas, and two pieces of cake. This was beautifully moist and had a good selection and was reasonably priced

Thank Alison M
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the coffee and home made cake and we look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863821
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Description
Described as a tea room, but serves very good lunches
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