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The Old Thatch Tearooms

4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (242 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my husband here for a treat, I have eaten here before but it was his first time, we found the surroundings lovely the garden was beautiful to see, relaxed atmosphere not being rushed to eat up as it was close to closing time....More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a charming place! So often something that looks so pretty from the outside is a let down when you get in, but not here. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. They welcome dogs in one room and the beautiful garden. And the...More

Thank SammySal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I just had a lovely early afternoon tea and fresh warm scones here. The scones were warm and tasty and the cream and cottage cheese were delicious. Especially with the fresh strawberries! The staff were friendly and attentive and very accommodating in...More

Thank Monty P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at the end of our holiday, wish we'd found it near the start so we could have come more. Pretty fairy gardens, lovely friendly welcome. A good range of scones and cakes offered, even a really cute kids' pirate or princess cream tea!...More

Thank clamo79
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit I have been here before. Every time I return to the fabulous Isle of Wight. I come for the savoury cream tea, but everything that comes past looks great. Amazingly enough I have never been outside before (I have been in...More

Thank Mrs_A733
Reviewed 1 week ago

We two cousins and 3 other friends met after more than 30 years and chose the Old Thatch to do so. Well, the staff were so friendly, so helpful, and were a genuine pleasure to be around. They made a pleasant afternoon so much more...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a non peak day in july and service was awfully slow. Yes I'm on holiday and not in a rush but when it takes twenry mins to even be acknowledged and ordered.... dont risk it on a busy day or in a hurry!...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Carrot & walnut cake was gluten free & lush, sausage sandwich was good, cheesy nachos were good, but only had cheese on the top ones, so was just plain crisps really after the cheese had gone. Friendly staff & very quaint. Smaller...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated in the blue room. Other families were in there. We waited so long for someone to take an order that each table was comparing waiting times. Some got up and left. By the time we got served and waited an age to...More

Thank Talina_Baxter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on holiday on the Isle and had a lovely lunch! My parents had keek and potato soup which was superb. My husband had a very reasonably priced crab sandwich (white meat only) and I enjoyed a delicious fruit scone. My daughter had...More

Thank Kaj2011
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2016|
Response from whatham | Property representative |
Old Thatch Teashop 4 Church Road Shanklin Isle of Wight PO37 6RQ
14 October 2015|
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Response from James T | Reviewed this property |
The Old thatch is open until the end of this month to the best of my knowledge. Please telephone 01983865587 for further information.
2 April 2015|
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Response from whatham | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome in our Garden and in our Green Room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
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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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