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Pointer Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
+44 1983 865202
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just moved to the island we were happy to have this place recomended to us. We were told it wasn't cheap but worth it. The pub is in a lovely village and even on a cold monday night it was busy. We were shown to a table and had drinks brought to us. For starters we had the Thai... More 

Thank Sam F
Isle of Wight Hampshire england
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a Sunday Dinner like Mother made The Pointers is the place to go. The Staff old and new cant do enough to make your Visit perfect. If you havent booked for Christmas yet pick up the phone now and book.

Thank davedee63
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great find. Good old fashioned pub with a good selection of wines and ales. Olde worlde inside, Good menu with a fine selection to choose from. The pie was huge and very tasty. Steak was truly mouthwatering. Great service from very pleasant staff. Booking is essential. We arrived on speck yet the staff went out of their way to accommodate... More 

Thank valtojos
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were exploring the local area and stumbled upon the well-known Pointer Inn. As luck would have it, we managed to get a table even though we hadn't booked in advance. Service was excellent, as was the food. We shall be returning for sure!

Thank LynxNoirsmum
Sandown, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been meaning to visit the Pointer Inn for a while now having heard good reports. My wife's birthday provided a suitable time. The house Merlot was very good. I had the Thai crab cake starter and she chose the goats cheese, both were very tasty. I had slow roast pork belly with black pudding, mash and vegetables. The... More 

Thank Alan J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight myself, partner & grandparents went for dinner at the FANTASTIC Pointer Inn. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We live on the main land and frequently come down to visit my family on the island, to escape the day to day stresses & just kick back and enjoy the beautiful island and all it's glory 🤗 My grandparents pre-booked the table as it is... More 

Thank Holly S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Pointer Inn last month for my birthday lunch. We were lucky enough to get a table as we only booked a few days before and we were aware how busy this pub gets. We both chose the duo roast dinner and I have to say this was one of the best roast dinners I have every had!! Lovely... More 

Thank HelenAndy2015
cambridge uk
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at lunch expecting just to walk in. No way, it was chocker block.We were found a table, the last one as it happened. It really was full, which proved to be a good sign. Greeted very warmly and presented with a comprehensive menu. Good selection of lunch meals and a very good special board. The other meals being served... More 

Thank valtojosCambridgeUk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked at short notice and we were surprised at how busy this pub was. There were only two front of house staff and they did an excellent job. Really good service, great food. I am a particularly fussy eater and the smoked cod was delicious. Desserts were equally tasty. We will be returning soon.

Thank Theatretrain I
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not you normal pub grub it's a long way above that it's very good local produce cooked to perfection, I had the fish and chips and it was one of the best I've ever had, the IOW pork belly could be cut with a fork 'delicious' a tip for the owners give your waitress a pay rise she deserves it,... More 

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown  >  Newchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865202
A warm welcome awaits at The Pointer, where Landlord and Lady, Rob and Rachel, invite you to join them in one of the Islands oldest, most historic pubs.

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