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Pencil Cottage

2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 7872 619876
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (44 reviews)
“cake” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This was an unexpected little pleasure. The courtyard is pretty, the service wonderful(especially asking after the dog and providing water and treats) brilliant food and the best price for a crab sandwich on the island. We will definitely visit again next year. Top marks.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AngelaS553
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Very cosy quiet little place with beautiful garden in old vilage Shanklin. Perfect service friendly staff excellent place to stay for delicious cream tea, lunch and relax

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 944darekb
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Pencil Cottage turned out to be our go-to lunch venue during our recent week in Shanklin. Meticulously clean garden area with shaded seating, friendly staff and great food. We only wanted a baguette to share between us and when I ordered it, I happened to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MandKDerby
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

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

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Just perfect, we were on the island for 4 days and could not resist visiting at some point each day, it is so relaxing. sandwiches and cake are lovely, never did get to jelly and ice cream but will next time we are on the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bruce N
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you became a regular visitor and look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for a drink and ice cream, the staff were lovely and very helpful. We looked at the menu and it looked lovely. Really beautiful place we will definitely be going back for lunch

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 265zoep
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

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

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Good food. Good service. Very cute little place and lovely little garden. Very friendly staff..Good value food.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rachey27
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

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. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 19 June 2018

The cottage is surrounded in beauty and we sat out in a beautiful garden surrounded by wonderful flowers. I love flowers. The tea i had was a nice cup of tea and I felt so relaxed out in the picturesque garden! My family loved their...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Melissa W
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again if you come back to the island. We are very passionate about our school project in The...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018

We popped into Pencil Cottage on a whim when first exploring the Old Village, mainly because it was open until 5pm and you can't take that for granted in sleepy Shanklin. However, our future visits were certainly not on a whim and were rather built...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LeeLee94
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your first visit and returned. We very much hope that we will see you again when we can guarantee the same warm welcome. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely superb and light scones Best sones weve had on the island so far ...had alot The staff are very friendly and gave our dog treats and water back tomorrow for more Pity they dont do home deliveries to LincolnshireMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank david t
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you(and your dog) enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. We will investigate the home delivery service to Lincolnshire but that may have to involve rock...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely location and a very well run friendly cafe serving excellent food at a very reasonable price. We have been many times and always go back

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AlastairR0
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you are frequent visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back next time. Lisa & Derick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Description
Described as a tea room, but serves very good lunches
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