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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
+44 1983 852611
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to this gem of a restaurant for dinner one evening. On first entering it seemed full but the friendly staff found a nice table for the three of us. The vegetarian choices were good and overall the standard of the meal was high. We experienced quite a long wait before our food arrived, perhaps caused by the crowd,... More 

1 Thank Chraeh
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant place with a small courtyard for sitting outside. Prices quite reasonable. Child-friendly and relaxed.

1 Thank limasolo
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Bonchurch Inn is a little gem. Service was great, the food was plentiful and tasty and the atmosphere is nice. Highly recommended.

1 Thank David_Cotton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I visited the Bonchurch Inn with my young family. The staff were extremely welcoming, we arrived a little before opening but they opened the doors and invited us in! A table was found, colouring book and pencils at the ready and a drinks order in, we were seated and welcomed quickly. Their menu is Italian themed, and I must say... More 

2 Thank LiL0
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gorgeous olde Englishe pub serving great Italian food. Service was excellent and staff were friendly and very helpful.

1 Thank WJSussex
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by complete stranger and so glad we went to find it off the Coast Path whilst walking from Ventnor to Shanklin. Quirky setting and entertaining parking! Food was delicious-seafood pasta and the cannelloni. Friendly and helpful staff

1 Thank Margaret M
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We are so lucky to have The Bonchurch tap as our local! We eat here so regularly with friends and family that I forget to write a review. This is a unique Inn situated on the hill - the Shute -winding down to Bonchurch. It is built around a courtyard which is great for a Summer evening drink but is... More 

3 Thank gillian4343
Chester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was a Sunday & the Restaurant we had reserved a table at 2.15 had a total oven malfunction. This restaurant had booked us (all 11) into the Bonchurch Inn & we arrived at 2.30. Naturally there was a shortened menu but the food was excellent. Great home cooked lasagne. The service was exceptional.

3 Thank peterS743
Cowplain, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hubby and I ate here on 5 October. We drove straight past initially as the outside sign was not lit up (It was when we left). Very little parking on site but parking in the road outside on a hill. Unusually for us we opted for a starter (he saw the Crab Cocktail and I saw the Pate and toast!)... More 

1 Thank NannyP1959
Harlow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves great food, huge portions and all in a beautiful setting. Friendly and welcoming staff, well worth a visit. Had to walk back to Ventnor as we were so full, you will never leave here hungry!!

1 Thank kan121

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611

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