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The Bonchurch Inn

Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
+44 1983 852611
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (85 reviews)
“tiramisu” (22 reviews)
“garlic bread” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You really need to book as it is very small and if you are in this area there is not much choice of eatery.It is a lovely old pub round a courtyard.The food was was good homemade food, and the wine glass sizes were very...More

1  Thank 814diana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bonchurch Inn is a lovely, old, well managed gastro pub. The beer is kept well and the food is great. You would probably need to book during the summer as it is very popular.

1  Thank 195James62H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the fabulous “life changing lasagne” which true to its name, was fabulous! Very friendly welcome

1  Thank jeansV5015SI
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I have never written a bad review before but when you rarely have the chance to eat out, you at the very least, hope to feel welcome. This is somewhere which, in the past has always had exceptional service and always fantastic food, so on...More

1  Thank Gianpaolo G
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I really liked the food, the staff was really friendly, but the thing I liked most was the Italian waiter Giorgio. I love him! I strongly suggest you to enjoy a nice dinner here, because it's really worth it! P.s. drink beer🍺

1  Thank Alessia M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We visited the Bonchurch Inn as it is an old time favourite of our family. The lasagne was as ever delicious as was the slow-cooked shin of been and a really tasty crab and potato starter. It really is a super, authentic Inn and well...More

1  Thank Adventurers64
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We were staying one night in Bonchurch , so tried this lovely pub for an evening meal ; so glad that we did !A warm welcome and superb food -the King Prawns in a Pernod cream sauce was so heavenly that I'm still dreaming about...More

1  Thank MamaLou25
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We were staying at a local hotel for a mid week break and came here on their recommendation....and were not disappointed. Lots of previous reviews use the word 'quirky' and we like quirky! The pasta was excellent as was the Bombardier beer from the barrel,...More

1  Thank PVilly
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were recommended The Bonchurch Inn so we checked before we booked and the menu online is plentiful but didn’t wow us. Upon arrival the pub is small and quirky and tbh I wasn’t sure but once we sat down and choose what we wanted...More

1  Thank O4009VOvictoriap
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very welcome after scrambling up and down steep and soggy steps. Slightly oddball architecture in the middle of a very English village otherwise. Pity the naff weather prevented us from using the courtyard and garden furniture to sit outside. Tasty Italian food, including pizzas (small...More

1  Thank Veronica H
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Mark D
4 June 2017|
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Response from Lynton191 | Reviewed this property |
One of the previous reviewers mentions taking their dog in the restaurant, so I think the answer has to be yes.
debbie c
22 September 2016|
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Response from McOzric | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have received this question on Friday lunchtime, I don't work at The Bonchurch Inn, I just wrote a review! I hope u get a table!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611
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