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The Old Fort

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Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
+44 1983 612363
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to walk to from Ryde and enjoy lunch or dinner. Lovely food and very reasonably priced. Dogs welcome 😀.

Thank Sarah2201405
High Wycombe
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional pub food with a reasonable choice. After I ordered several other tables received their fish special which looked really nice but when I ordered I was in the mood for a burger. Good enough quality for the price. Being critical my burger bun had been on the grill for 30 seconds too long and was just shy of being... More 

Thank sheltiedog
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Fort is such a wonderful place to visit from toasted tea cakes to a delicious lunch Very pleasant attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere The views are stunning one of my favourite places to visit

Thank Vaughan C
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a beverage or two (or three!) and a nibble. Fantastic food and service. Would highly recommend

Thank bbshrub
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little spot. Just stopped for a hot chocolate but the lady who served us was warm and welcoming. Will be returning there soon.

Thank Julia C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place for lunch, overlooking the sea. Friendly and efficient service. Reasonable menu selection. Well presented and tasty food, delivered in good time despite being busy. Enjoyed it and well worth a visit for a relaxing lunch.

Thank TimTHF
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is lovely and welcoming. They love your doggies too and give them biscuits and water. Not a great big menu but good quality food and some lovely specials. It is literally 6 foot away from the sea so lovely views whilst having dinner. We had the plaice and chips and chicken burger which were both cooked lovely. Will... More 

Thank Julie B
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable lunch here, indoor and outdoor seating, friendly staff and a good selection of drinks. We had the scampi & crab cakes, good size portions. The crab cakes were delicious and full of flavour, none over powering the crab. Would recommend.

Thank marguerita23
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited on a very busy Friday night, We had booked a table which is recommended. The bar staff and land lord/land lady are very welcoming and catered for our needs by having high chair all set up in advance and they really made all three of us including our 1 year old very welcome. I had the curry burger which... More 

Thank Gavin T
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the Old Fort as a family for many years and we've always been fans of the place. I have to say that changes to the menus and staffing over the last year/18 months have enhanced the place further and have made it a 'must' every time we visit the island. The addition of 'Jay' (I think... More 

Thank PolPerks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Seaview
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 612363

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