We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pencil Cottage

2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 7872 619876
Website
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (44 reviews)
“cake” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (301)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly tea room with a gift shop and antique area. The cakes are all home-made, the atmosphere is cozy. Indoor seating and outdoor area looks good for summer months.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Branko V
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer to enjoy the garden. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious fresh crab sandwiches in the warm October sun. Friendly staff. We really like coming here to eat when we visit Shanklin.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank crochetmomma
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and our fresh crab. We look forward to seeing you again when you next in Shanklin. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch at the Pencil cottage in the old village of Shanklin.I love the ploughmans and cream teas there,the price is a bit higher but worth it for the food and location.Nice to sit outside even though it was drizzly rainy we had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GarryG145
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit (despite the weather) and look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 14 October 2018

I was fascinated by the 'extra's in the Pencil Cottage.Their allegiance to local & international charity work was very encouraging.Dogs are allowed & the shop was fascinating.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Navigator453363
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you found your visit interesting and look forward to seeing you again. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Travelled out of our way to come here to the gift shop but despite arriving nearly 20 minutes before the closing time stated online and on the door we were sent away when entering because he was closing. It would have only taken 10 minutes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emmamc1313
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed when you tried to visit Pencil Cottage. Our normal opening times during Summer months are 10am to 5pm 7 days a week plus evenings and 10am - 5pm 5 days a week October to December. The only time...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I visited several times during our 5 day stay last week. Happily our B & B was quite nearby so we found it very convenient. The scones with clotted cream and homemade jam were excellent - the only dilemma was whether to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank askjames1972
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that enjoyed your visits and returned. We look forward to seeing you again next time when we can assure of the same quality of service and food. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Stopped here for just a drink but then noticed the wonderful cakes and as my wife must have Gluten free it was nice to find really nice cakes for her too especially as unlike many places that offer gluten free cake it is so dry...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter P
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for takling the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely cottage and gardens. However, we visited on a warmish day in the summer holidays and as far as I could tell there were only 3 people serving, making food and taking orders. As such, I waited in a queue for about 15...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CLee1985
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. During the Summer holidays we have three serving staff plus kitchen staff but there can be a wait dependant on the type and size...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

A Quick Review - Good location - Eat outside or in - Good choice of food from breakfast and through the day - Very friendly service - Very clean - Quality of food was good for price - Clean Toilets Down side - Only one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cricklewood
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We understand the comment about the rubber ends of the legs and we have them ordered for the start of next season. Lisa & Derick

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We had a snack lunch at the Pencil Cottage while passing back through Shanklin. It was a nice day and we sat in the garden which was quite busy. I had a crab sandwich and my partner had cheese and tomato both of which came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ian c
derick h, Owner at Pencil Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lisa & Derick

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 hotels in Isle of Wight
Holliers Hotel
434 reviews
.04 km away
Braemar Hotel Shanklin
60 reviews
.09 km away
Rylstone Manor Hotel
202 reviews
.17 km away
Daish's Hotel
966 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Keats Cottage
333 reviews
.22 km away
Pendletons
892 reviews
.12 km away
Vernon Cottage
749 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shanklin Theatre
621 reviews
.25 km away
Shanklin Beach
204 reviews
.53 km away
Rylstone Gardens
278 reviews
.12 km away
Shanklin Chine
2,369 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pencil Cottage staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Road | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 7872 619876
  • E-mail
Description
Described as a tea room, but serves very good lunches
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing