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The Crab & Lobster Inn

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge seems to be going downhill rapidly. Following on from many visits over the years, the most recent 5 or 6 have been disappointing to say the least and that seems to be borne out by the lack of customers. There is an ever-present collective of drinkers situated around the bar and adjacent tables, none of... More 

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Thank Clive P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visited the crab and lobster, it's abit of a ritual when we come to the island. The crab and fresh lobster are still excellent. However my husband ordered a steak and it was dreadful, very fatty and he couldn't eat it. We mentioned it twice to the waiting staff who didn't really seem to acknowledge the fact that... More 

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Thank Sharon B
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the Isle of Wight and had read several reviews which suggested that the Crab and Lobster was a good place to eat - we were very sadly disappointed. Although the staff were friendly enough they managed to mess up our order so that my husband's starter arrived at the same time as our main courses. He sent... More 

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Thank JudyandWill

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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the C&L a few times and always enjoyed the fresh seafood. Unfortunately on our last trip my wife's phone cut out whilst on a walk so she headed for the C&L for safety and in the hope of the loan of a phone to call me to pick her up. Unfortunately she was met by a downright... More 

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Thank Ed V
Qt61, Owner at The Crab & Lobster Inn, responded to this review

I would like to start by apologising profusely for this very unprofessional service your wife received a couple of days ago, it is most definitely not how I would expect my staff to behave and will be talking to the member of staff about this matter, I would never not allow a member of the public to use my phone... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Used to visit the crab and lobster on numerous occasions a few years ago it really was a place with a buzz about it and packed to the rafters me and my two friends visited on a Friday night it was nearly empty with no atmosphere at all the staff was fine I think they was pleased to do something... More 

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1 Thank Trevor B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Been in a few times for a drink on our lovely walks along Bembridge beach and on each occasion the bar staff have always come across as not very friendly and certainly don't make you feel very welcome. I was actually given a dirty glass which when I gave it back and asked for a clean one the bar tender... More 

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Thank Tidyheidi2002
England
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114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here for lunch whilst staying at Bembridge and we were fortunate that it was a glorious sunny day and we were able to sit on the terrace eating our lunch whilst admiring the views. The place itself is decent enough and quite large inside and also with a very sizeable patio area for when the sun is shining, the... More 

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Thank Oldcolonial
London
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this place again during a visit to the Isle of Wight. What better place to enjoy a lovely lunch with such fantastic scenery. Food fantastic. We will definitely be returning and recommend it to family and friends

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Thank Bellydanca
Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this pub for a meal for my partners birthday. The first disappointment was there was no lobster or prawns in shells. When the starters arrived the pate tasted as if it was corned beef and was very salty. The main courses were all very disappointing. The steak was sinewy and tasteless. The crab on the salad tasted... More 

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2 Thank Christine M
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Staying near here and walked down for a Saturday evening meal. Busy even at 6 pm and glad I had booked. Sat inside although some outside seating and a beautiful sunny evening. Food was good and hearty and the portions were generous. Main courses around £11-£12 so not a cheap meal but as I say, good quality and a goodly... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Crab & Lobster Inn

Address: 32 Foreland Road, Bembridge PO35 5XW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crab & Lobster Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Crab & Lobster Hotel Bembridge
The Crab And Lobster Inn
The Crab & Lobster Inn Bembridge, UK - Isle Of Wight
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“Restaurant review get there early for lobster as they can run out.”
 of 5 bubbles Y6220IPsharonb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Have never stayed at this inn”
 of 5 bubbles 373june, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Nab is a large room with the best view”
 of 5 bubbles PeterandYvonne, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“stay in the Ned room , great views And plenty of room.”
 of 5 bubbles Madnana22, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The 'Nab', with sea views is undoubtedly the best double room.”
  • The 'Nab' - best double room with sea views.
 of 5 bubbles 859BenS, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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