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The Bonchurch Inn

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Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
+44 1983 852611
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere here is wonderful. The staff are so friendly and helpful, no matter how busy they are. The food is absolutely heavenly and the cannelloni is to die for!!! It is a family run business. True Italians doing Italian food from scratch. Oh and their tiramasu......divine. Have been here many times and will go many times more.

2 Thank micheleiow
Cambridge, England
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we've eaten at The Bonchurch Inn but I'd be there regularly if I lived on the Isle of Wight. It's quite a find in Bonchurch, just outside Ventnor. You get in the Inn up a drive off the road which opens into a large old stone courtyard. It's a beautiful building in Island stone dated... More 

1 Thank camval
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family group of four adults and a nine month old child. We booked to be sure of a table and asked about the baby, being assured it was no problem. On arrival we were shown to the saloon bar, which is next to the public bar (where most people go) and which shares the same continuous bar... More 

1 Thank Marcalban
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for an evening meal with our 6 year old daughter last weekend having read so many positive reviews. It is a pretty quirky place. We only booked at short notice and the owners were really accommodating, particularly when we asked to be moved into the main restaurant area from the sun lounge (which was pretty cold and is... More 

2 Thank Bob-Caz-Eva
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Ventnor to work up an appetite but still couldn't manage to finish the very generous portions! The beef stew I had was excellent and my partner loved his fishy pasta but we had no room for pudding! Next time we'll ask for smaller portions because we hate wasting food!

2 Thank AngelaG_11
Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lovely pub and restaurant would advise booking, although we didn't the excellent staff found a table for us. The would happily try everything on the menu unfortunately only had time for one visit. Had the lasagna all I can say is scrumptious.

2 Thank Kerry P
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Good atmosphere and really helpful staff. We arrived saturday evening without a booking (suggest booking in advance for the weekend..) and they managed to fit us in after time to enjoy an excellent pint. Great food and excellent value. Highly recommended

1 Thank Turville1947
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were staying nearby and were looking for somewhere to eat within walking distance of our guest house. It was a really busy Saturday night and the staff made sure we were aware that there could be a delay with our food. It was actually nice not to feel rushed and the food was certainly worth waiting for. Really pleasant... More 

1 Thank beccyaxton
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in to this fabulous local for a spot of lunch, Vikki and the team always work to a very high standard, the life changing lasagne was really very good, the Chianti we chose complemented the meal very well. The sticky toffee pudding was second to none, really light not too sweet, and the lemon sorbet excellent. I am... More 

1 Thank Marisa R
Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We arrived to find the restaurant was fully booked but was offered a table in the adjoining bar which was empty . Our orders were taken and a drink had at the bar. House white wine was really good. Then lucky for us a table for two became available in the main bar and we were seated. Crab cocktail was... More 

1 Thank karenr9492017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bonchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852611

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