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“An excellent spot.”
Review of The Buddle Inn

The Buddle Inn
Ranked #26 of 69 Restaurants in Ventnor
Price range: US$4 - US$27
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Buddle is a beautiful 16th century Inn located at the most southerly tip of the Island. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty it has St. Catherine's Lighthouse a stones throw away and is the perfect place for walkers to explore. Offering home cooked locally sourced food with an extensive specials board including local fish, meat and vegetables.Extensive wine list, 6 real ales (in season) and a good selection of ciders (in season). The Buddle Inn offers a warm welcome whatever the time of year.
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Inn is very accommodating, so much so that they allowed us to park our 7m Motor Home in the car park overnight.
An excellent meal, good beers, friendly staff and a good conversation with other customers and the manager.

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buddleinn, Assistant Manager at The Buddle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We are happy to accommodate in any way we can! It was wonderful to chat to you and hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The Buddle is beautifully positioned with wonderful views across the channel. On a misty moonlit night there was a certain magic about the place; quiet, no traffic and brightly lit by the full moon. With a fire in the hearth it felt rather special.
Mid week, the pub was quiet and although service a bit slow staff were friendly and cheery. Our food though was a bit of a mixture. The salmon supreme perfectly done with crispy skin but our burgers overdone and almost as if they had been sitting around. Our chips were cool and limp. This was a bit of a let down as it's a nice place and I can't help thinking that it's lost something to the wider chain to which it belongs. It might have had an off day.

Thank Philip K
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buddleinn, Assistant Manager at The Buddle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

The buddle has a certain charm any day of the week at any time. Wether its 9am and the sun is glaring down on us or at 11pm when the moon bounces off the sea. We are happy you got to see the beauty of our wonderful pub. We do ask for any feedback whilst we clear your table or do check backs. I can only apologise for you being slightly let down with your food choices.
We have recently released a new menu so would love for you to come back and give it a try

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this lovely old pub like so many have become a chain of manufactured mass-produced restaurants sadly churning out the same old menus and think everyone wants massive plates of food which actually weren't all that good . The saving grace for this lovely old pub is it's character , charm , position and the gorgeous fireplace .

1  Thank LHHair
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buddleinn, Assistant Manager at The Buddle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We are part of the Character Inns group, which is an Isle of Wight company run by two brothers who have a passion for places like the buddle where every brick could tell a story, it is an island run business where we have eight pubs across the island. But We are glad you enjoyed the charm of the Buddle. It manages to work it's magic on most people! We hope you will be back soon to try out our New menu.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Booked in for family celebration for 18th birthday. Food was lovely, atmosphere cosy and service was exceptional. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue for a special family meal.

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buddleinn, Assistant Manager at The Buddle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We are really glad you enjoyed your visit to The Buddle. It does hold some of the best views on the island. We look forward to seeing you again. Once again, Happy Birthday!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Arriving a bit too early for lunch and expecting to mooch around the village a bit before opening time, we found ourselves invited to come in and had hot drinks placed in our hands because "it's what I do - I look after people by providing food and drink and a warm welcome". We very much appreciated the kindness of Mandi, the manager, and will remember my return to the Buddle Inn some forty years since I left the Island.

We enjoyed our lunch too - generously filled baguettes and freshly cooked chips, served with a smile. It was good to be back here!

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buddleinn, General Manager at The Buddle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Bless you, it was a pleasure to sit and chat with you before opening times and I’m delighted the Buddle left you with fond memories.
Might see you again soon

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