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The Crab and Lobster Tap, Ventnor - pub details

Crab and Lobster Tap
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Address: Grove Rd, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1TH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5517) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shanklin (3.1 miles), Lake (4.1 miles), Sandown (4.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 22 users)
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The Crab & Lobster is not as foodie as its namesake in Bembridge. In fact, it seems far more of a drinkers' pub. On a Saturday afternoon, they were gearing up for live rugby union. It was on 5 different TV screens throughout the pub. Ales on were Timothy Taylor Landlord, Goddard's Wight Squirrel & St Austell Tribute. Can be found just around the corner from the Ventnor Heritage Museum. One of a few decent pubs in this town.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Nov 2018 13:46
Thought at first that it must be a recent conversion of a former smithy but it's actually been a pub for well over a hundred years. The stone-walled Stables Restaurant at the rear of the pub used to be the stables of the neighbouring Crab & Lobster Hotel (opened in 1879 but since converted into flats). Although its pretty much one room, it does have some character and the welcome was particularly friendly. I had a pint of Goddards Starboard for £3.60 which was decent enough with Doom Bar and Spitfire being the other choices. We didn't eat but the limited menu seemed to be priced quite cheaply. Only a minute or two's walk from the High Street and a car park and just round the corner from the Heritage Centre.
paul_d102 - 24 May 2017 18:50
Back street pub furnished with an eclectic mix of seating. Well kept beer, Goddards Scrum (a local IOW brew), Timothy Taylor Landlord and Ringwood on when I visited. Food served but menu is fairly short. Several kids were running riot in there when I was there but locals didn't bat an eyelid so this may be a regular practice? Worth a try though.
manx_888 - 23 Oct 2015 00:08
Yep superb place up a side street. Somehow looks a bit like a provincial 1950s railway station from the outside.
Nice furniture with newspapers / mags to read. The sun was pouring in the window on a summer's afternoon.
Decent enough beer.
But the bus takes solo long to get here from the Yarmouth ferry - groan.
Old_King_Cole - 11 Nov 2014 21:46
Extremely friendly town pub with very friendly locals. Excellent pint of Tim Taylor Landlord for a highly affordable £3.30. Lovely (enormous) Sunday roast with loads of yorkies and thick gravy.
Thoroughly recommend.
keystone - 9 Nov 2014 20:50

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