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The Old Thatch Tearooms

4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (268 reviews)
“cake” (52 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We Visited end of season on the 19th October for Tea and Scones. The scones were home made and wonderful. The lady who runs the tearoom has a lovely caring attitude towards her business and customers and felt very welcome on our visit. Would definitely...More

Thank Mikeybacon87
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Thought we might just see you before you closed for the winter but will have to wait now until you are open again next year. Definitely worth waiting for and we wish you all a worthy rest - see you next year!

Thank Tishtosh2016
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great crab baguette, and three cream teas in a lovely quaint environment. My ten daughter and I loved the fairies are the bottom of the garden and we were glad there was no one sitting out there watching us taking pictures of it all!

Thank cara04
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Firstly, the interior is amazing! It's so magical and enchanting, even as a adult I thought it was outstanding, seriously. In the garden there is a little fairy garden but sadly wasn't open because we visited the day before it shut for the winter. I...More

Thank SapphireCookiePeach
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Well thank you Rebecca for your wonderfully informative review and I look forward to meeting you again next Easter. XX We are now CLOSED just for the Winter and will reopen again next EASTER And we look forward to meeting all our lovely Customers again....More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in as really fancied a cream tea in this ‘famous’ tea room but (who I assume was) the owner so bloody rude we walked straight back out again. Both so shocked at the attitude on her!

2  Thank CocoPoko
Reviewed 28 October 2017

After walking along the sea front from Sandown to Shanklin I decided to continue along the coastal path to the Old Village. Simply beautiful!Wide choice of tea rooms in small area but opted for the Old Thatch tearooms mainly as it looked quaint,interesting and well...More

Thank edwinabuzz
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited specifically for a cream tea, as she who must be obeyed is an aficionado and had done the research. I had coffee, but was official taster of her order. She reported the tea as very good. My judgement on the cream part of...More

Thank Catzzndogzz
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We all had something different to eat and everything was absolutely delicious. Visit here as you won't be disappointed.

Thank GibbsJ
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like it here, but unfortunately we were disappointed. Was expecting great things from the reviews, but the tearooms came across a bit tired, and dare I say it, grubby. I noted food on chairs, something dripping down the wall by the...More

Thank CLee1985
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

When we came in the staff automatically ensured we sat down. The waitress recommended us the soup of the day (there was some confusion). My partner went for the soup and I went for the fruit scones with strawberry jam (which comes with tea). We...More

Thank Sammy-Louise M
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Questions & Answers
20 May 2016|
Response from whatham | Property representative |
Old Thatch Teashop 4 Church Road Shanklin Isle of Wight PO37 6RQ
14 October 2015|
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Response from James T | Reviewed this property |
The Old thatch is open until the end of this month to the best of my knowledge. Please telephone 01983865587 for further information.
3 April 2015|
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Response from whatham | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome in our Garden and in our Green Room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865587
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A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden offering 'the best Cream Teas', sandwiches, snacks, traditional fare and cakes. Many items on our menu are Gluten Free.
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