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The Caulkheads

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42 Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
+44 1983 405080
11:00 - 22:00
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a mid-week night, family group including toddler. Charming waitress, very efficient. Food choice good and food good quality - not fine dining, but usual pub-type menu, well cooked and presented. Good sized portions, too. One star mark-down as kitchen not able or didn't want to make an omelette for vegetarian diner. Other veggie dishes available, so not a... More 

Thank Jenny S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered food from bar it was pizza night .Had Margherita Pizza with a side of Chips. The Pizza was excellent freshly prepared and the Chips were fluffy and crisp outside .Great value incuding a glass of Wine the Pizza was a 10". Even 9pm at night there were a lot of Children running around the Bar area being quite noisy.As... More 

Thank leopard_woman
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in here last week, only trouble is it was closing at ten so only had about thirty minutes. But from what we saw the place looked good, food on the menu looked good too. The young lad behind the bar was very nice and helpful. Cheryl.

Thank cheryl121
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently ate here during our family break to Sandown. Received a warm welcome and food was lovely, so much so we returned a couple of times. Very cosy feel to the place too and nice atmosphere. Recommend if visiting the Isle of Wight.

Thank Suzanne W
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this pub, good atmosphere, friendly staff, and in a good location close to the seafront. The drinks are expensive though, so only stayed for a couple and a meal. The food menu was relatively limited but the food itself was well presented, and very good quality.

Thank Jackus12
Lincolnshire, England
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We used The Caulkheads because is was close to where we were staying and we got discount on the food. We wasn't disappointed. The meal we had was well cooked and well presented. About average priced. There was enough on the plate without having to have a dessert. The pub/restaurant was clean and family run. If you don't want to... More 

Thank Brownie101
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

excellent food and staff very good service and a clean pub with nice toilets nice garden area would go again

Thank S1908MEcarolinem
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Came to sandown for a short break and found this lovely pub. Staff very friendly and helpful had a bite to eat and would recommend. I had homemade thai curry and my husband had homemade fish pie both very tasty.

Thank Jane F
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Once again we had a great meal at this pub. Has served us well over the years. Lovely piping hot food served with a smile in pleasant surroundings and value for monry.Would recommend to anyone

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The valentines meal was very very nice. Well worth the money great atmosphere. Very very friendly staff enjoyed my experience of the friendly staff

Thank Leam w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 405080
Open 7 days a week for great home cooked food and drink. With great facilities for children including indoor ball pit and outdoor play area including a pirate ship and bouncy castle(weather permitting). Lots of space for large parties and buffets catered for.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?