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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” (261 reviews)
“cake” (53 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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were riding around the island on a motorbike and stopped off in Shanklin for a well-needed break. We decided to try the Old Thatch Tearooms and were not disappointed. Immediately made to feel welcome, we thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon tea with delicious fruit scones,...More

Thank gent2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was delighted to have a _choice_ of gluten free cakes, almost all of which were also dairy free. good friendly staff as well

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cakes & tea in proper vintage style. Scones delicious too.Well worth a visit. Gets very busy. Young lady that served us was abit abrupt. Older lady was more polite & friendly.

1  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sight for sore eyes after a soggy and often slippery walk. Gardens complete with fairies a lovely feature. SUCH a shame the naff weather prevented us from sitting out in it. Wonderful choice of tea food and drink. Helpful and pleasant staff. Could do...More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a drink and had a lovely warm greeting and after looking at the varied menu opted for some sandwiches.They were very tasty and came with a side salad and a small bowl of nachos.we were tempted by the cake but didn't...More

Thank 187047Jane_H_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a warm and friendly tea shop in a beautiful part on the Isle of Wight, we decided to take a chance and see if any tables available to seat 6 people we had a 15 minute wait as expected they were busy so...More

Thank Magnolialily900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted something light to eat around lunch time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the crab salad with bread, it was delicious comprising a very creative salad and some white crab meat, The pot of tea consisted of real tea leaves. I...More

Thank darbyandjoan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A typical old world tea room, lovely service very cheerful and happy. Out the garden is a lovely little fairy garden which my grand daughter loved. Good value for money.

Thank lilianswindon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place never fails to amaze us, the care and attention to every little detail as you browse throughout the beautiful rooms, then the Fairy Garden, it is so gloriously creative. I think we have now had most things on the Menu and again what...More

Thank Tishtosh2016
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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