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The Village Inn, Shanklin - pub details

Village Inn
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Address: Church Rd, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5555) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shanklin (0.7 miles), Lake (1.7 miles), Sandown (2.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 17 users)
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user reviews of the Village Inn, Shanklin

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Picturesque pub restaurant set in the stunning old village.3 beers on,doombar,hobgoblins gold and butcombe bitter.tried the butcombe which was good.bit of a fishy smell as you drink with dinners.
hoppyal - 14 Sep 2015 19:41
This is not a pub for beer drinkers (meaning real ale). The food when we visited was pricey but excellent, so we definitely got what we paid for.

The service was dreadful. I ordered the drinks then my wife ordered the food, we both had the same experience. The tall brunette (female) serving, obviously thought that she was doing everyone a favour by being there. Smile, customer contact, service were not in her vocabulary.

The landlord spoiled our experience by thanking us for coming as we left. So there is hope. I rate this 10 for food and 1 for service.
8100bob - 1 Feb 2012 18:39
This pub has gone really expensive (drink and food) and appears to be taking advantage of once being a really good pub. The ale was really cold too (same temperature as the lager). Agree also about the bar staff - one evening the 2 girls behind the bar seemed more interesting in texting friends than serving customers (I waited 2 minutes at an empty bar while they both texted friends, or maybe each other). Shame as it used to be a good pub.

Food is still good, but expensive.
Statto - 18 Sep 2011 20:11
Decent enough beer on offer but the bar staff need to serve people in the order they arrive at the bar not their friends and locals first!

Fairly expensive as well.
beershot - 6 Jul 2011 17:34
A very friendly and welcoming landlady but unfortunately supported by some of the most unpleasant staff I have ever encountered in a pub.

Oh, and take lots of money with you as it aint cheap.
ravaro - 17 Nov 2010 22:34

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