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32 Foreland Fields Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
+44 1983 872244
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent this weekend in Shanklin, IOW. On Sunday we were driving around the island and decided to have lunch at the Crab & Lobster Inn , as the reviews were good. We decided on the 3 course "Mother's Day" menu. We both had garlic mushrooms to start, which were only just passable and served luke warm. My partner had... More 

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Thank Merick H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good meal. Nice staff, nice atmosphere, had a few drinks and settled in. Beautiful baked Camembert for starter with fresh bread. Sword fish was OK and red snapper was nice. Creme brulee 4/5 as little burnt. Overall left happy and well fed. 😊

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Thank edward b
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the crab lobster benbridge. We ordered lobster soup mint lamb chops and drink. Service was awful the bar staff was miserable and could not care less. We walked out after paying £60 got money back service was worst ever had. We went else where. Bar staff was not welcoming asked to move 3 times never again

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Thank Michael K
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a nosey knowing it was under new management, only had a couple of drinks but we was made to feel very welcome by Josh the manager and his team! Will definitely be returning soon for food as the menu looked great. Good luck and see you soon for food

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Thank Emily0413
crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Dear Emily0413, We're happy to hear that you felt so welcome and enjoyed your drinks, we hope to see you again soon for some food. Kind Regards Wayne More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go along as new people have taken it over, and have to say, although not yet had the revamp which is going to be carried out later this year, the food was good, three of us had the roast turkey, which was good, the turkey as succulent and nice thick slices, however, two in the group had... More 

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Thank Jan F
crabandlobster, General Manager at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jan F, Many thanks for your feedback, its good to hear that you enjoyed the food. I have passed on your comments regarding the roast beef to the kitchen. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Wayne More 

Ryde, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a drink at lunchtime. We admit it was a very dark damp winters day but our mood was not lifted by our visit. Menus were handed to us as we walked through the door. A bit premature as we had not even chosen where to sit or even taken our coats off ! The place really lacked... More 

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Thank Alex B
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday afternoon for lunch and ordered half a lobster which was decent and the mixed grilled seafood platter which was terrible! All the seafood were actually leftovers and overcooked , especially the salmon , sea bass and prawns were tasting bad. We were expecting great and fresh seafood but even the sides like the french fries... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch and it's such a lovely little place. Food was excellent. So glad we were sharing portions very big and good value for money. I need to come back and try the lobster

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Thank Michele L
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Difficult to drive and park, unless you come straight off the beach, but worth the effort. Always busy at lunch time but service is good be quick; fresh food and buzzing atmosphere with locals and visitors alike

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Thank Liz G
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in with my Family for a late dinner at 8.45pm on Saturday 11th Feb. The restaurant was totally empty. Instead of replying to our greeting and question we just heard a member of staff say "We don't serve food anymore today". I read a lot of bad reviews ( in both their TA profiles ) about service &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Foreland Fields Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 872244

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