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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
+44 1983 852611
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London
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked from Ventnor to work up an appetite but still couldn't manage to finish the very generous portions! The beef stew I had was excellent and my partner loved his fishy pasta but we had no room for pudding! Next time we'll ask for smaller portions because we hate wasting food!

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Thank AngelaG_11
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub and restaurant would advise booking, although we didn't the excellent staff found a table for us. The would happily try everything on the menu unfortunately only had time for one visit. Had the lasagna all I can say is scrumptious.

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1 Thank Kerry P
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere and really helpful staff. We arrived saturday evening without a booking (suggest booking in advance for the weekend..) and they managed to fit us in after time to enjoy an excellent pint. Great food and excellent value. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Turville1947
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and were looking for somewhere to eat within walking distance of our guest house. It was a really busy Saturday night and the staff made sure we were aware that there could be a delay with our food. It was actually nice not to feel rushed and the food was certainly worth waiting for. Really pleasant... More 

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1 Thank beccyaxton
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in to this fabulous local for a spot of lunch, Vikki and the team always work to a very high standard, the life changing lasagne was really very good, the Chianti we chose complemented the meal very well. The sticky toffee pudding was second to none, really light not too sweet, and the lemon sorbet excellent. I am... More 

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1 Thank Marisa R
Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to find the restaurant was fully booked but was offered a table in the adjoining bar which was empty . Our orders were taken and a drink had at the bar. House white wine was really good. Then lucky for us a table for two became available in the main bar and we were seated. Crab cocktail was... More 

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1 Thank karenr9492017
Solihull, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

On a blustery evening in February we bowled into the Bonchurch Inn after having read the reviews. We were warmly welcomed and were guided through the specials of the day. We both chose a smoked salmon and local crab topped bruschetta to start, followed by 'life changing' lasagne for me and spaghetti bolognese for my partner. The bruschetta was a... More 

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Thank John V
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

It's easy to see how I'd never been to this place after years of living on and visiting the Island. It's so tucked away and on one of the famously steep Island shutes. Our party of five were looking forward to something a bit interesting and the Bonchurch Inn certainly gave us that, with a lovely old pub restaurant. Unfortunately... More 

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2 Thank Katherine K
Ascot, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went for dinner with friends, having been recommended to the Bonchurch Inn, we arrived on a cold wet night and were warmly greeted by the staff and talked through the menu and generally made to feel very welcome. We ordered a mixture of vegetarian and non veggie food all of which was freshly made for us and was wonderfully... More 

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1 Thank Lynton191
Warwickshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here with our dog (Toby the Dobermann) whilst on holiday for the first time on Friday night, we had been recommended but didn't know what to expect. Well we were made to feel very welcome including Toby. Our meals were just fantastic the best we have ever had on The Isle of Wight. My husband had steak with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611

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