Vernon Cottage Tearoom, Tavern and Restaurant
Eastcliff Road, Old Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AA - 01983 865411
Traditional and enchanting thatched Vernon Cottage, with its beautiful tea and beer gardens winning “Wight In Bloom Best Commercial Garden on the IOW 2018” — plus a delightful gift shop and Tourist Information Centre — is one of the loveliest, family-friendly fresh food destinations on the Island. A fine example of Cottage Orné (decorated chocolate box), Vernon Cottage is renowned for its delicious local meat, fish, seafood platters and vegetarian dishes, plus its mouth-watering homemade pies — including its sensational “Old Shanklin Pie”, packed with succulent, slowly roasted lamb. You can also enjoy lovely light bites, jacket potatoes, home-baked baguettes, doorstop sandwiches and hearty Ploughman’s, as well as truly scrumptious homemade strawberry cream teas featuring the delicious and unique “Vernon Cottage Isle of Wight Shaped Scones”, gorgeous homemade cakes and decadent puddings. 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 old village.