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The Crown Inn Shorwell

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Walkers Lane, Shorwell PO30 3JZ, England
+44 1983 740293
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Wroxall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. I popped in last week without a reservation and although the pub seemed busy the gentleman on the bar made it seem like it was no trouble and managed to seat us. The food was great and the service was made better by the man on the bar taking... More 

1 Thank davewiltshire1984
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A local group of 5 of us stopped by on a day exploring the island for a drink. Location is nice the style of the pubs interior and exterior is well suited to the location. Good selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Food is also good. However on our last couple of visits a certain staff member has killed... More 

Thank escarpe150
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped by for a few drinks on are passing as locals islanders to be met by an abrupt/cocky staff member. when sat in the garden he spoke to the head chef like a bit of DIRT on his shoe. was unbelievable tbh !! i think your assistant manger (Simon) needs some retraining on manners and how to speak correctly... More 

3 Thank ironhorse2017
Leicester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Crown for over 20 years. During that time it has had it's ups and downs across two main management teams. Now we find it under new management - just days in when we visited this weekend, and I have to say it looks like it is on the up! Very friendly (it wasn't over... More 

1 Thank MikeIOW1
Brighstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food just run of the mill, expensive prices though and very costly drinks, just average. disappointed with food, drinks went flat within 30 seconds, we did complain and got another flat drink. we could not drink the lager at all, we had steak and chips and fish and chips plus 2 halves of lager, cost just shy of 55.00 pounds.... More 

Thank Misshunrgy709
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having booked to stay the night at Shorwell, we decided to try the local pub. The trip advisor reviews were not promising but we were told it had just gone under new management. The pub is very charming - outside and in. We were warmly greeted by the new landlady and nothing was too much of a problem for her... More 

3 Thank AliiiO
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this pub on the 28th of December. Poor service, even worse food that was expensive for the quality and size of the portions. Decided to write rather than posting negative comments on social media so as to give themselves a chance to explain possible extenuating circumstances. Did not get a reply, wrote again. No reply the second time... More 

Thank Hilton H
Totland Bay, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at the peaceful atmosphere although it was a Saturday evening. Well balanced menu with some interesting options on the specials board. The food was freshly cooked mostly of locally sourced produce. The service was good and we did not wait long for our meal. We all agreed that our chosen dish was very good and well... More 

3 Thank ParlicootL
Carisbrooke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We live close to The Crown and used to go frequently but it had gone down hill and we had gone elsewhere. However, we tried it again for Sunday lunch and were very impressed, so much so that we took some American friends the following week. The main course went very well indeed - nobody was disappointed with what they... More 

2 Thank joekitney
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Under new management, we had an excellent meal here last night! The quality of the food was outstanding, the new chef needs congratulating, this lovely pub is in a beautiful location and has struggled in recent years, but we will certainly be going back there, it was busy, the atmosphere was good, the fires were roaring and the beer and... More 

2 Thank simonedickens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Walkers Lane, Shorwell PO30 3JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shorwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 740293
The Crown Inn is located in the small village of Shorwell, just 5 miles from the centre of the Isle of Wight's principal town of Newport. Shorwell, a countryside village in the southwest, is a pretty, quiet little hideaway – the Post Office is its only shop! Throughout Shorwell you'll find thatched cottages, three impressive manor houses and a historic church. Customers at the village's Crown Inn enjoy an authentic country atmosphere, a log fire in winter and a rear garden complete with a trout stream. It's a welcoming destination for outdoor types who voted it Best Pub For Walkers in a recent Wightlink survey.

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 2016 The Crown Inn is under new ownership and management, please ignore older images and reviews.

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