The Steamer Inn

Great Food, Real Ales

and Amazing Views

Welcome to The Steamer Inn

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our pub from Monday 12th April. Our outside seating on the terrace will be available only, as per government guidelines.
Our provisional opening hours are as follows. Please note that these will be constantly reviewed, and may change on the day depending on the weather and customer demand.

Monday to Thursday 10am – 7pm (Last food orders at 6pm)
Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm  (Last food orders at 7pm)
Sunday 10am – 7pm (Last food orders at 6pm)

Please feel free to call ahead on the day of your visit to check the situation (01983 862641). You may want to bring a blanket and/or umbrella!

  • We will only be accepting tables of a maximum of six people
  • Face coverings must be worn on the premises at all times, unless seated
  • We are operating a table service only policy

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Here at The Steamer Inn we pride ourselves on the freshest food, a great selection of beers and wine and of course a warm and friendly welcome.

We are operating table service across the pub, please note that indoor and outdoor spaces are strictly no smoking.

Muddy boots (sandy toes in the summer) and well behaved dogs are welcome at The Steamer Inn. We do respectfully ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times and are not blocking walkways or doors to help us maintain a safe environment and adhere to social distancing measures.

Food & Drink

We’re always looking to use as much local seafood and produce as possible at The Steamer Inn. Our menu varies throughout the year, but favourites such as the famous ‘Seafood Chowder’ will always be on the menu.

During the summer months there’s nothing better than sitting on the terrace at The Steamer, soaking up the panoramic views across Sandown Bay, over the English Channel. Situated right on Shanklin Esplanade, the pub is just stone’s throw from the beach and the perfect spot to enjoy some of the Isle of Wight’s best, fresh seafood.

Enjoy a drink from our hand-picked wine list or sample a pint from our fine selection of real ales and beers, including some local brews. The Steamer is extremely family friendly and also has a dedicated kids menu. 

Nautical memorabilia adorns the walls of the entire pub, from the giant propeller that stands by the main entrance to the traditional fisherman’s glass floats that decorate the veranda and the ships wheel on the wall. 

The Steamer Inn is also an ideal base for your family holiday or short break. Take a look at our en suite rooms.

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The Steamer regularly plays host to well known local musicians playing Jazz & Folk, Bluegrass, Acoustic and Rhythm & Blues that complement both the maritime history of the Steamer Inn and its relaxed friendly atmosphere.

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