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Pencil Cottage

2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 7872 619876
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (40 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped off for lunch at the Pencil cottage in the old village of Shanklin.I love the ploughmans and cream teas there,the price is a bit higher but worth it for the food and location.Nice to sit outside even though it was drizzly rainy we had...More

Thank GarryG145
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was fascinated by the 'extra's in the Pencil Cottage.Their allegiance to local & international charity work was very encouraging.Dogs are allowed & the shop was fascinating.

Thank Navigator453363
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled out of our way to come here to the gift shop but despite arriving nearly 20 minutes before the closing time stated online and on the door we were sent away when entering because he was closing. It would have only taken 10 minutes...More

Thank Emmamc1313
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed when you tried to visit Pencil Cottage. Our normal opening times during Summer months are 10am to 5pm 7 days a week plus evenings and 10am - 5pm 5 days a week October to December. The only time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited several times during our 5 day stay last week. Happily our B & B was quite nearby so we found it very convenient. The scones with clotted cream and homemade jam were excellent - the only dilemma was whether to...More

Thank askjames1972
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that enjoyed your visits and returned. We look forward to seeing you again next time when we can assure of the same quality of service and food. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for just a drink but then noticed the wonderful cakes and as my wife must have Gluten free it was nice to find really nice cakes for her too especially as unlike many places that offer gluten free cake it is so dry...More

Thank Peter P
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for takling the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely cottage and gardens. However, we visited on a warmish day in the summer holidays and as far as I could tell there were only 3 people serving, making food and taking orders. As such, I waited in a queue for about 15...More

Thank CLee1985
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. During the Summer holidays we have three serving staff plus kitchen staff but there can be a wait dependant on the type and size...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Quick Review - Good location - Eat outside or in - Good choice of food from breakfast and through the day - Very friendly service - Very clean - Quality of food was good for price - Clean Toilets Down side - Only one...More

Thank cricklewood
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We understand the comment about the rubber ends of the legs and we have them ordered for the start of next season. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a snack lunch at the Pencil Cottage while passing back through Shanklin. It was a nice day and we sat in the garden which was quite busy. I had a crab sandwich and my partner had cheese and tomato both of which came...More

Thank ian c
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 September 2018

had a lovely coffee and piece of fruit cake which was absolutely delicious - very light with a smattering of fruit. My daughter has the chocolate cake and said it was delicious!

Thank clankester1
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

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

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Despite having been to the IOW for the last 7 years we have never stopped in here before. This time however we fancied trying somewhere new and how glad we were to find Pencil Cottage. There is a very attractive courtyard garden with lots of...More

Thank Bronwen G
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you chose to give us a try and that you enjoyed your visit. 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$20
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 7872 619876
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Description
Described as a tea room, but serves very good lunches
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