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Fisherman’s Cottage, Shanklin

A historic beachfront pub next to Shanklin Chine with thatched roof, stunning coastal views, good pub grub and a family-friendly welcome.

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The picture-perfect Fisherman’s Cottage sits at the bottom of the tranquil, tree-lined Shanklin Chine. Right on the shoreline, with a traditional thatched roof, its colourful history dates back to 1817.

A true slice of Island heritage, the pub was built by William Colenutt. A well-known local fisherman (and alleged smuggler), Colenutt made the first pathway for visitors through Shanklin Chine, the famous natural gorge behind the pub. He was also the first person to operate bathing machines on Shanklin beach.

Head there after a walk around this beautiful part of the Island for real ales, hearty sandwiches and pub favourites. On the menu are steaks, burgers, fish & chips and of course, fisherman’s pie. There’s a friendly welcome for all – including kids and dogs – and absolutely stunning views out to sea from the beachside vantage point.

See you at the bar. We’ll be the ones singing the hearty sea shanties…

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Shanklin Esplanade, Isle of Wight PO37 6BN
01983 863882

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