Fisherman’s Cottage Pub is open daily from 14th March until early November. This unique pub is especially popular with families, walkers and people visiting the beach. Sat right on the beach it’s the perfect spot to while away an afternoon, enjoying lunch and a refreshing drink while the children play on the sand. Located right at the end of Shanklin Beach, it’s a perfect stop after a stroll, just go past the row of green beach huts and it’s located past the mini roundabout at the base of Shanklin Chine.
The decor is traditional and charming with wood beams, a flagstone floor and an open fire, perfect for warming up on chillier days. Large windows overlook the sea and French doors open to an outside seating area. There are two patios with several tables, so plenty of space to enjoy alfresco dining.
Seafood is in abundance on the Island and forms a large part of the pub’s menu. Popular dishes among locals and visitors alike are the Fisherman’s Famous Fish and Chips, Blanche Bait, Crab Cakes, Dressed Crab and Moules Mariniere. There are plenty of local ales on offer including Yates' and Isle of Wight Bitter along with national favourites such as London Pride and John Smiths. There’s also a large selection of lagers on offer too, such as Fosters, Estrella and Amstel alongside ciders Strongbow and Thatcher’s Gold ciders.