the steamer inn shanklin

The Steamer Inn, Shanklin Sea Front

Dinner at The Steamer Inn

The Steamer Inn is situated on the Shanklin sea front and on our second night we had a lovely family meal there. It’s a really lovely pub and has a great menu. We went out for dinner here on our second evening, sitting inside the pub, before the England v Columbia football match so there was quite an atmosphere out on the veranda. It was a pub that came highly recommended when doing a quick Trip Advisor search and then having a browse of the menu. We saw that it was the sort of food we would really enjoy and had a walk down there from Landguard holiday park.

Shanklin Seafront, The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

Walking down to the seafront is a good half an hour or so walk however it was a lovely warm evening and the sea breeze made it easier. It was also mostly down hill which meant I wasn’t struggling so much with the trek being 28 weeks pregnant. The walk along Shanklin sea front is really lovely and we got a chance to see what there was to do so that we could plan the next day down at the beach. Evie spotted the amusements and little fun fair as well as finding a soft play area that was actually open during our time on holiday so it was really useful to get our bearings. We did get a taxi back to the holiday park for £5 which was a pretty fair price for the distance.

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

The Steamer Inn is easy to find and has a lovely outside seating area which I imagine would be perfect in the evening with a Gin and Tonic however, I’m not really a fan of eating meals outside and happily the inside of the pub was nice and quiet with plenty of seating. This was relatively early at around 5pm though so I imagine this place gets really quite busy, especially during the summer holidays when there are more tourists around.

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

Food at The Steamer Inn

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

The food was really delicious and we all had a great meal here. The menu is extensive and features a lot of great flavours and options from starters and light bites to rich main meals. There is a great range of seafood available too including a pretty special Lobster seafood platter. The children’s menu had plenty of options too although Evie went for her standard chicken nuggets.

Curry, The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

Adam loves getting a nice curry when we go out for a meal and I opted for a premium burger with red onion chutney and goats cheese. It was so delicious and really rich!

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

For pudding we shared an After Eight mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae which was delicious! It was a great size for us all to share as you can see!

The Steamer Inn, Isle of Wight, Family Friendly Pub

The Steamer Inn is a lovely family friendly pub and a great place for a meal out when on holiday on the Isle of Wight. I would really recommend a visit to here if you’re in Shanklin or one of the sister pubs if you’re elsewhere on the Island. Later on in the week we headed into Ventnor and went to The Spyglass Inn for lunch. With it’s nautical theme you can tell they’re linked together and the food was just as tasty here. Again it’s located right on the sea front with a lovely big veranda and gorgeous views of the beach and sea.

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