Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 865411
WIGHT IN BLOOM "Best Commercial Garden on the Isle of Wight 2018"
Vernon Cottage Tearoom, Tavern, Restaurant, Gift Shop & Tourist Information Centre
Traditional and enchanting thatched Vernon Cottage Tearoom, Tavern & Restaurant, Gift Shop & Tourist Information in Old Shanklin is one of the loveliest family-friendly fresh-food destinations on the Island and is home to the unique ‘Isle of Wight Shaped Scones’ and delicious ‘Old Shanklin Pie’. The beautiful sunny Tea and Beer Gardens have also won the ‘Wight In Bloom Best Commerical Garden on the IOW 2018', presented by gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh. Vernon Cottage serves traditional homemade food ALL day and evening and is renowned for its delicious local meat, fish and vegetarian/vegan dishes including its sensational ‘Old Shanklin Pie’, packed with succulent, slowly roasted lamb and its delicious Steak 'n Ale Pie. Every day, best quality joints of lamb are slowly roasted overnight for 16 hours to make the Vernon Cottage Old Shanklin Pie. Good traditional Island cooking at its best. Other favourites include tender local steaks and burgers, homemade Oven-Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, the Vernon Crab & Smoked Fishcakes and the spectacular Vernon Seafood Platter (recommended by The Independent).
You can also enjoy lovely Light Bites, Jacket Potatoes, home-baked Baguettes, doorstop Sandwiches & hearty Ploughman’s plus truly scrumptious home-made Strawberry Cream Teas featuring the delicious and unique 'Vernon Cottage Isle of Wight Shaped Scones’, gorgeous homemade cakes and decadent puddings including luxurious Sticky Toffee, Boozy Bailey’s Brownie and the outrageous ‘Vernon Volcano’.
Alternatively, you can simply relax with a fresh coffee, glass of wine, cold beer or share a jug of Pimms with friends. There is regular live music in the garden to enjoy and it is the meeting point for the spine-tingling Old Shanklin Ghost Walk at 8pm every Sunday. Vernon Cottage is the perfect place to begin or end your journey around the beautiful Shanklin Old Village.
Grade II listed Vernon Cottage has been lovingly restored over the past 10 years by owners Susan and Paul de Vere is one of the finest examples of ‘Cottage Orne’ (chocolate box style) on the Island. It was at the heart of the Island’s smuggling empire in the early 19th Century with a secret underground tunnel which runs all the way to Shanklin Chine complete with a beautiful resident ‘lady in pink’ ghost!
Vernon Cottage Tearoom, Tavern, Restaurant, Gift Shop & Tourist Information Centre, Eastcliff Road, Old Shanklin PO37 6AA 01983 865411
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, A3055 to Shanklin.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.
Public Transport DirectionsFrom Ryde: please either visit the train station annexed to the Catamaran or travel on the No. 2 or 3 bus route
From West Cowes: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3
From Yarmouth: No. 7 to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* We serve food all day from 10am 'til late.