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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” (285 reviews)
“cake” (57 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 2 days ago via mobile

I visited on 15th June, I found the garden a little cluttered trying to squeeze everyone in. Plenty of room inside though. Having said that it was a nice day so sitting in the garden was preferable. The cream tea was excellent 2 home made...More

Thank KevinG1954
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff , a bit twee and cluttered . No choice of jam flavours which was slightly disappointing . Could have done with more jam and cream although to be fair we didn’t ask .Tea and coffee was good .

Thank Nicky C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very quaint place with a garden at the back with lots of fairy 'things' which was a bit odd really!! Nevertheless very nice and the staff very friendly. Service could have been a bit quicker but worth the wait. Afternoon tea was very good.

Thank GloucesterGeorge
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a Monday afternoon with my 3 month old daughter and my husband. We had a wonderful time. We sat in the serene and cosy garden which is quaintly decorated with fairies. Perhaps not to everyone's taste but we liked it. I love Afternoon...More

Thank Kehinde O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today i will give a review as to what it is like to visit the old Thatch tea rooms. 1. This is probably one of the most pretty places i have ever visited because of is lovely tea gardens. The gardens are full of little...More

Thank Dantelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with some friends for cream teas what a selection. I had the Apple and Ginger scones my friends had the cream teas with fruit scones and strawberries the scones were unbelievable all truly homemade ( not like some ). The garden was so peaceful...More

Thank delcelad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Review from two mid 20’s - A disappointing lunch. We ordered 2 baguettes, they were very dry and didn’t seem freshly baked. The Coronation chicken was incredibly spicy! And the crab one was thrown together with so much butter shoved in it!! Really long waiting...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely experience. The staff were fantastic. So friendly! The scones are cooked on the premises and were just perfect. The seating and decor inside was lovely, but we decided to eat outside in the Fairy garden as the sun was out. The children...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most freshest and tastiest scones! Friendly service with a great atmosphere and secret fairy garden! Will always visit here!

Thank snowguru88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one cream tea and one savoury cream tea in the garden of the tearoom. Good, friendly service and good value

Thank Doubledeetoo
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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$13
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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