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Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
+44 1983 852394
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times and always thought it ok in a Benidorm meets Ventnor kind of way. Staff always friendly Nice view BUT today we witnessed the man in charge shouting at a member of staff in full view of the public. This rant went on for quite a while. What had the member of staff done wrong? He... More 

Thank Darren W
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful setting with a beautiful carvery. Staff very polite. Very impressed. Highly recommended, especially if you want to impress! We will be back. Suggest booking as it's very popular.

Thank Jane G
Lancing, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Easter Sunday, late afternoon, and had the carvery meal. The food was hot and plentiful, and the staff friendly. Perhaps the only downside was seats near the front windows tend to get the smell from smokers sitting outside, but it didn't detract us as we had finished our dessert.

Thank Brian W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some good food & good plate size for both children & adults Plenty of sauces on table. Clean facilities Landlord was very attentive & sat with us as was quiet when we visited. Children were given menus to colour in & a huge tub of crayons - great idea 😊 Children had free ice creams which came in... More 

Thank LornaBasingstoke
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

we had a birthday party there this week, the girls in the MILL BAY put up all the decorations for me ,they were really helpful and friendly. On the night the food was excellent and plenty of it, the staff could not do enough for us, nothing was to much trouble, the atmosphere was friendly and happy everyone commented on... More 

Thank Theresa N
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a spur of the moment treat as a party of 6. Even though it was busy we were welcomed like old friends! It's £8.95 for the carvery but there were 4 choices of perfectly cooked meat & an extensive array of fresh ( not frozen) veg which has never seen the microwave! It meant each veg was... More 

Thank Liz P
Kirribilli, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As someone who is gluten free I found this pub excellent. Staff understood the issues and I had roast beef with gluten free gravy. Thanks for understanding.

Thank Graham K
Bembridge, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

For a basic Pub Restaurant we had good food, good service, and all at a good price. It was out of season and very quiet in there and we were met by Phil who couldn’t do enough to make us welcome. We chose two meals off the specials Board, and of note, their Ham Egg and Chips was far superior... More 

Thank Maxcaddy
isle of wight
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great family restaurant with a bar area for adults Food is good quality and portion size with great views of the sea and beach

Thank blusneakers
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Mill Bay to eat on many occasions & every time we are so impressed with the whole package. The food is amazing & nothing is to much for the staff, they are so helpful & welcoming. Came recently on a Sunday & the one thing which was sad to see was the way the chefs spoke... More 

Thank lucyknight1a2b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay Inn Esplanade | Ventnor, Ventnor PO38 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 852394

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?