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Mill Bay Inn

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Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
+44 1983 852394
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had some good food & good plate size for both children & adults Plenty of sauces on table. Clean facilities Landlord was very attentive & sat with us as was quiet when we visited. Children were given menus to colour in & a huge tub of crayons - great idea 😊 Children had free ice creams which came in... More 

Thank LornaBasingstoke
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

we had a birthday party there this week, the girls in the MILL BAY put up all the decorations for me ,they were really helpful and friendly. On the night the food was excellent and plenty of it, the staff could not do enough for us, nothing was to much trouble, the atmosphere was friendly and happy everyone commented on... More 

Thank Theresa N
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a spur of the moment treat as a party of 6. Even though it was busy we were welcomed like old friends! It's £8.95 for the carvery but there were 4 choices of perfectly cooked meat & an extensive array of fresh ( not frozen) veg which has never seen the microwave! It meant each veg was... More 

Thank Liz P
Kirribilli, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As someone who is gluten free I found this pub excellent. Staff understood the issues and I had roast beef with gluten free gravy. Thanks for understanding.

Thank Graham K
Bembridge, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

For a basic Pub Restaurant we had good food, good service, and all at a good price. It was out of season and very quiet in there and we were met by Phil who couldn’t do enough to make us welcome. We chose two meals off the specials Board, and of note, their Ham Egg and Chips was far superior... More 

Thank Maxcaddy
isle of wight
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great family restaurant with a bar area for adults Food is good quality and portion size with great views of the sea and beach

Thank blusneakers
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Mill Bay to eat on many occasions & every time we are so impressed with the whole package. The food is amazing & nothing is to much for the staff, they are so helpful & welcoming. Came recently on a Sunday & the one thing which was sad to see was the way the chefs spoke... More 

Thank lucyknight1a2b
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips for three adults was excellent do was the fourth adults sausage, eggs and chips. Child's meal of fish fingers, chips and spaghetti hoops went down very well. Service was quick and goof was hot - good job all round

Thank John B
St Ives, United Kingdom
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418 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Visited Ventnor on Friday 2nd December on a very bright, cold and crisp day. It was bracing to be beside the sea and as it was lunchtime the rules are you must have Fish and Chips. We received a very warm welcome at Mill Bay and it was warm and cosy by the open fire. The portions were huge and... More 

Thank Martin G
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My eldest son and his wife, and their two daughters joined my wife and I here on Sunday for lunch. We booked a table in advance and were shown to our table by a pleasant waitress. My son and I had already decided to have a traditional roast dinner. My daughter in law and one of the girls chose from... More 

Thank Colin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852394

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