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Chine Inn, Shanklin

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user reviews of the Chine Inn, Shanklin

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Dropped by on a Sunday afternoon but found it difficult to get as the smokers outside were reluctant to make way for us wanting to get past. When I got to the bar the service was none existent and with the live entertainment drowning out any chance of conversation, we happily went elsewhere.

Undeterred, we ventured back on the Wednesday evening but it was closed. Not worth the bother.
vicpark - 7 Nov 2016 01:25
Amazing old pub by the chine,2 beers on doombar and enjoyed excellent goddards golden ale.worth the walk up or down.
hoppyal - 17 Sep 2015 21:06

Visited twice during a short break to the IoW last week as it was the nearest real ale pub to where we were staying. The choice of ale was a bit disappointing – Doombar and Bolt Maker on the hand pumps and Landlord from the barrel. Both times I opted for the Bolt Maker (£3.50/pint) which was excellent. The pub is rather tired, but somehow this seems to add to the atmosphere of the place. Add to that, some really friendly locals and a very politically incorrect landlord whose acerbic observations had us laughing until it hurt, made drinking here a real pleasure.

steve2905 - 12 May 2015 03:47
A good selection of Ale on ,Plumped for M and B Mild at Two Seventy Five a Pint .A tiny outside seating area if you are lucky.
lowerbourneshot - 9 Jul 2013 13:20
went past twice in last week,monday lunch time and thursday lunch time both times shut.thursday was a bright sunny day,must of missed out on a fair bit of buisness.on other visit over the years loved this place.
hoppyal - 30 Sep 2012 14:20
What a great find. Stayed in Shanklin for 2 nights and enjoyed the first at The Chine Inn so much we spent our second there too. Friendly and funny locals and a top landlord. Made us feel really welcome. Beer was good too the Goddards Fuddle de dum was well received. Opening hours can be a but unpreditable in the off-season apparantely, but then there's always the Fishermans Cottage at the bottom of the chine whilst you wait.
mookgirl - 24 Oct 2011 08:50
Best pub visited on a recent holiday on the Island. Quite delicious cheese salad, simply but effectively done, washed down with a pint of island brewed beer and some pints of Taylor Landlord. Now not the most adventurous line up of beers (with the ubiquious Doom Bar I could have been, beer-wise, in 90% of London gastropubs) but a beautiful setting alongside a friendly, homely welcome made this a real winner for me.
JonW999 - 3 Aug 2011 01:44
Reportedly the oldest pub on the Isle of Wight from around 1620, has fantastic views over the coast.

Stone flooring inside and a general old fashioned feel, serves three real ales from Island breweries and a decent selection of lagers.

Well worth finding ( bit of a walk from Shanklin Old Village) but worth the effort.
beershot - 6 Jul 2011 17:25
Has a nice position perched at the top of the chine on the pathway down to the beach. Outside patio has nice views over the sea and inside it's a nice stone built pub with one main bar area. Three ales on - I tried the Goddards standard Bitter - which is far nicer than the heavy Fuggle De Dum.
Snarling_Mallard - 3 Jul 2011 13:06
Apparently open on the 24th October 2010 according to the sign. However apart from one open window to the side there were no signs of life I'm afraid....
peteward - 31 Oct 2010 15:30
October is coming and we shall make our annual attempt to have a drink in this Pub when we visit the Island. If any one has any idea of when we might find it open, we'd be grateful!
driftways - 9 Sep 2010 12:02
Does this pub ever open?
baxterfish - 11 Aug 2010 07:30
This pub has a great location with views over the sea, along the coastline and down to the Shanklin Chine. Parking looks as if it could be difficult in the high season, and the pub looks as though it could be hard to find. The only indication that there is a pub is a sign on a gate. A small path leads from the gate down the hill to the pub. Inside is clean and well decorated with a few quiet drinking areas. Three real ales were TT Landlord, Fullers London Pride and Brew Dog The Physics. Whilst certainly one of the best 4 pubs we visited on the day, the gents toilets blotted its copybook. The mould in there was fairly disgusting and quite at odds from the rest of the pub. Sort out the toilets and this place could be a real gem.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Apr 2010 20:21
The locals told me that even they have no idea what the opening hours might be. It was open all day last Sunday. TT Landlord and London Pride on offer. Take care with the slanting top step on the way to the toilets which are full of mildew.
GazzaTheBeerMan - 29 Sep 2009 13:46
We were staying in Shanklin and found this pub served good beer (Landlord and Goddard's) and was a pleasant breezy spot to while away the light summer evenings. I think (as told by a local) the owner runs this pub as more of a hobby than a livelihood. Nice pub with sea veiws, as has the Fisherman's pub immediately below on the beach level.
mim - 7 Jul 2009 15:02
Just back from a pleasant week in the IOW including 10 of the 22 pubs listed in the Good Beer Guide...but when eventually found this was closed on a Thursday lunchtime in the Easter holidays...judging from previous comments this is not unusual..but if so CAMRA times are wrong and from the outside it looks as if the owner is running the place down...shame on him!!
jeremyb - 11 Apr 2009 14:14
Remains as good as ever, and the beer always in tip top condition. It looks like Bill (the owner) is putting all his effort in to this pub now that he's closed down the Longshoreman on the front.
idc - 29 Mar 2008 20:47
We visit the Island in the Autumn and have not yet managed to find it open during the day. It would be helpful if the owners/tenants could put a notice on the gate advising the opening hours. However, we can agree that the view over the channel (from outside) is marvellous, if a little drafty! We will try again in October.

Driftways


driftways - 22 Jan 2008 17:03
Went for a drink one afternoon in April and really liked the place but have been back since and it was closed. I presume it only opens in the evenings now which is a shame as the views over the sea are marvellous in the afternoon sun.
chick - 31 Aug 2007 19:58
Temporarily closed during June 2007 due to flooding, we were told. Unfortunately we were therefore unable to visit the inside but it certainly occupies a good high spot overlooking the sea next to Shanklin Chine
AndyVen - 30 Jun 2007 16:41
The best place in Shanklin to go for an evening drink. Full of character and in a fabulous location, the beers are always just right. I have to admit that I didn't think that it does food, unless it's only at certain times of the year?
idc - 9 May 2007 20:50
Probably one of the most beautiful locations on ythe Island for a pub.

Perched above Shanklin Chine on the sea side it sells good beer and excellent food.
privatesupps - 19 May 2006 23:14

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