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Mill Bay Inn

) #19 of 41 Restaurants in Ventnor €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
+44 1983 852394
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times and always thought it ok in a Benidorm meets Ventnor kind of way. Staff always friendly Nice view BUT today we witnessed the man in charge shouting at a member of staff in full view of the public. This rant...More

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful setting with a beautiful carvery. Staff very polite. Very impressed. Highly recommended, especially if you want to impress! We will be back. Suggest booking as it's very popular.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Easter Sunday, late afternoon, and had the carvery meal. The food was hot and plentiful, and the staff friendly. Perhaps the only downside was seats near the front windows tend to get the smell from smokers sitting outside, but it didn't detract...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some good food & good plate size for both children & adults Plenty of sauces on table. Clean facilities Landlord was very attentive & sat with us as was quiet when we visited. Children were given menus to colour in & a huge...More

Thank LornaBasingstoke
Reviewed 21 March 2017

we had a birthday party there this week, the girls in the MILL BAY put up all the decorations for me ,they were really helpful and friendly. On the night the food was excellent and plenty of it, the staff could not do enough for...More

Thank Theresa N
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a spur of the moment treat as a party of 6. Even though it was busy we were welcomed like old friends! It's £8.95 for the carvery but there were 4 choices of perfectly cooked meat & an extensive array of fresh...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As someone who is gluten free I found this pub excellent. Staff understood the issues and I had roast beef with gluten free gravy. Thanks for understanding.

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

For a basic Pub Restaurant we had good food, good service, and all at a good price. It was out of season and very quiet in there and we were met by Phil who couldn’t do enough to make us welcome. We chose two meals...More

Thank Maxcaddy
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great family restaurant with a bar area for adults Food is good quality and portion size with great views of the sea and beach

Thank blusneakers
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Mill Bay to eat on many occasions & every time we are so impressed with the whole package. The food is amazing & nothing is to much for the staff, they are so helpful & welcoming. Came recently on a Sunday...More

Thank lucyknight1a2b
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We came to eat in your restaurant tonight and had to leave after 2 hours no food being told there had been a problem with till order going through. Quite obviously there was a problem in the kitchen as a lot of people were complaining and leaving too. Should you not be honest and tell people there is a problem in the kitchen before they order so they can then decide still if they want to order food. Complete shamble - will not be recommending this place to anyone. Such a shame as it was our last night in Ventnor too. Very poor.
28 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852394
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