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The Old Thatch Tearooms

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4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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10:00 - 17:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been holidaying in Shanklin for years and for some reason never visited this tea room despite being on a constant hunt for the best cream tea. It is a very pretty building with a pretty garden at the back. I had the cream tea with apple and ginger scones and rhubarb jam - really delicious and a nice alternative... More 

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Thank Melanie V
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my Beautiful Teashop and I am so pleased that all of you enjoyed your Cream Teas, Sandwiches etc., and that your visit exceeded your expectations. I really enjoyed your Company when you visited my Teashop and I am looking forward to meeting up with all of you again next year when... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wished I had found this lovely little place before, instead of only a week before it shuts for winter but glad I managed to get in again on their last day taking 6 friends/family. Roll on next year when it reopens as I want to take so many friends there to experience this amazing little place so they can try... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my Beautiful Teashop and I am so glad you found us and I so enjoyed your visit. looking forward to all of you visiting again next year when we open for another Season at the end of March. Have a great Christmas & New Year. Patricia x More 

Minster, Sheppey, Kent
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spoilt for choice with the menu! Had a cream tea, scones delicious! Wish we had tried here before our last day!! Just a tip, they only take cash...no cards.

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Thank swampieandwife
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of my Beautiful Teashop and I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself and your Cream Tea. Hope to meet up with you again next year on your first day. Patricia More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am in love with The Old Thatch Tearooms ! My mum brought me here for the first time during the summer for cream tea and was blown away with the aesthetic. Before I talk about food, prices and customer service I need to tell you all about how beautiful this place is. I live for an enchanted, fairy tale... More 

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Thank Lucyburn56
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

I totally agree with you 'I am in love with The Old Thatch Tearooms!' and I am so glad that you feel the same. I am so glad you appreciate all the effort that is put into our Magical Unique Fairy Garden and that it made you so very happy. I strive to make everything interesting, pleasant and magical for... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the tea room whilst working on the island. The staff were very accommodating of my food allergies. I was excited to find they had dairy free / gluten free cake on offer!! Lovely quirky building.

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of my Beautiful 'quirky' Teashop and I look forward to meeting you again. Patricia More 

Sandown, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People are polite and helpful even though it was closing time you weren't rushed out the door they opened up gardens sokids with us could see stone ornaments

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Thank jane1pig
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of my Beautiful Teashop & Magical Unique Fairy Garden. Patricia More 

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a superb little tea room the food was delicious. Homemade scones and jams, three cheeses on the ploughmans with homemade pickle. reasonably priced. definately one to visit.

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of my Beautiful Teashop and I am really pleased that your enjoyed your visit. Thank you also for your recommendation and I hope to meet you again next year. Patricia More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I on spare of the moment decided to go to Isle of Wight for a day trip with my baby daughter, we decided that we would like to go to a nice little quaint tea room for a afternoon tea, so did some research the night before and stumbled across this little gem!! We were sold on... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderfully informative review and recommendation of my Beautiful Teashop. I know you came all the way from Farnborough on a day trip to visit my Teashop with your Friend and baby Emily and I am so pleased that you all enjoyed yourself so much. I look forward to your visit next year and I am sure... More 

england
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Came across this lovely little place when visiting shanklin ,,, staff very friendly and welcoming, food nice ..well worth a visit can see why they won trip advisor award ,,,lovely quaint we'll run little place ....👍😃😃

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Thank julie97
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for receommending my Beautiful Teashop and you are right it is very quaint! Patricia More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely quaint rooms with an old time feel. The scones were warm tasty and enormous would recommend the ginger with rubbarb jam if you want to try something different. Good quick service and don't forget to have a walk down the garden path to see the fairy gardens.

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Thank Linda B
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and brilliant recommendation of my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden. Patricia More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?