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The Crab Inn, Shanklin - pub details

Crab Inn
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Address: 94, High St, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5556) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shanklin (0.6 miles), Lake (1.6 miles), Sandown (2.4 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 25 users)
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King Harry's Bar (Glenbrook Hotel), Shanklin (0.1 miles), Village Inn, Shanklin (0.1 miles), Mad Cow, Shanklin (0.2 miles), Chine Inn, Shanklin (0.2 miles), Aqua Hotel and Bar, Shanklin (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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Went in for a midweek family meal.

We were heartily welcomed and the chap looked after us well throughout our visit. Also a huge thumbs up was that we all enjoyed our food.

However.......

We were attracted by the large sign advertising meals from £4.99 but when we were seated, the menus were nothing like that price. However when we asked, we were brought the Value Menu. Apologies were given that the Value Menu wasn't with the more expensive menus on the table. Several other groups came in and had to ask for the Value Menu and received similar apologies. I may be over cynical but.......

At the bar, the only real ale was Greene King IPA so I opted for a pint of lime and soda. However, there was no draught soda water so it would mean at least two mixer sized bottles. I opted for a pint of diet coke/lemonade mix which really confused the barstaff. Both the diet coke and lemonade came from plastic bottles.

To sum up The Crab - they have contactless payment but no draught soft drinks.
vicpark - 7 Nov 2016 01:35
tried this place twice in last week,it is more of a food place,but have bar at back,enjoyed a goddards scrumdiggity,but on 2nd visit,saturday night they had run out of real ale!
hoppyal - 11 Sep 2016 15:03
Had a look in this pub, but it seemed to be a restaurant, so I didn't actually have a beer.
A shame, as the last time that I was in here, was in 1970, enjoying a post IOW festival beer or two. I was hoping to have an ale and let my mind go on a nostalgic trip, but it wasn't to be. I guess things change over 43 years.
Perry - 9 Aug 2013 18:07
A very unusual thatched pub in the middle of Shanklin old village. The lounge is on various levels and initially it is difficult to find the bar! There is loads of comfortable seating but the bar only had 2 real ales but one was a local beer Goddard's Scrumdiggity Ale.
boozers_knows - 6 Jul 2012 13:30
This pub really is an excellent choice in this popular tourist area. Quick, efficient service from friendly staff and tasty food. A bonus on our visit was the lack of traffic as the road was closed further along, making sitting outside on a sunny lunchtime even more enjoyable.
micbinks - 23 Jun 2011 16:05

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