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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Caulkheads

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
42 Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
+44 1983 405080
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 315: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to this pub, good atmosphere, friendly staff, and in a good location close to the seafront. The drinks are expensive though, so only stayed for a couple and a meal. The food menu was relatively limited but the food itself was well presented, and very good quality.

Thank Jackus12
Lincolnshire, England
Level Contributor
90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used The Caulkheads because is was close to where we were staying and we got discount on the food. We wasn't disappointed. The meal we had was well cooked and well presented. About average priced. There was enough on the plate without having to have a dessert. The pub/restaurant was clean and family run. If you don't want to... More 

Thank Brownie101
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and staff very good service and a clean pub with nice toilets nice garden area would go again

Thank S1908MEcarolinem
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to sandown for a short break and found this lovely pub. Staff very friendly and helpful had a bite to eat and would recommend. I had homemade thai curry and my husband had homemade fish pie both very tasty.

Thank Jane F
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had a great meal at this pub. Has served us well over the years. Lovely piping hot food served with a smile in pleasant surroundings and value for monry.Would recommend to anyone

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The valentines meal was very very nice. Well worth the money great atmosphere. Very very friendly staff enjoyed my experience of the friendly staff

Thank Leam w
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We came here as we were on the Isle of Wight for a holiday. It is a 2 minute walk from the hotel we stayed at. Had 2 real ales on. We waited a few minutes to get served but in the end my husband had to walk round the other side of the bar to see where the staff... More 

Thank carol j
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lovely food - a little on the pricey side for a family friendly venue, but good quality never-the-less.

Thank Suzanne D
lost in thought
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable surroundings with open fire and a good selection of menu choices. We enjoyed our meals. There was also a play area for kids

Thank sunseeker0100
Adam H, General Manager at The Caulkheads, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your time with us. we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Shanklin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visited this establishment on several ocassions this week. We were welcomed each time by Jasmine, who was always friendly and helpful. They have a lovely open fire in one of the bars and it is very child and dog friendly. We have eaten at another one of their pubs, as they are part of a chain, and we have never... More 

Thank blcoltd49
Adam H, General Manager at The Caulkheads, responded to this review

Hi There. thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I will pass this review on to Jasmine, I'm sure she will appreciate your great feedback. More 

Travellers who viewed The Caulkheads also viewed

Sandown, Isle of Wight
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Newchurch, Sandown

Been to The Caulkheads? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Avenue Road, Sandown PO36 8AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 405080
Open 7 days a week for great home cooked food and drink. With great facilities for children including indoor ball pit and outdoor play area including a pirate ship and bouncy castle(weather permitting). Lots of space for large parties and buffets catered for.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Caulkheads staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?