The Steamer Inn - Christmas

Christmas Opening Times 2020

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Dear customers,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We wanted to update you all on our opening times. We are currently open 10am – 11pm every day with last food orders being taken at 9pm and last drink orders is 10pm.

This will be the same except for Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, our opening hours will then be changed to 10am – 6pm with last food orders at 5pm.

If we decide to open on Christmas Day opening times will be confirmed nearer the day.

Best wishes and merry Christmas

From everyone at The Steamer Inn

The Steamer Inn - Reopening

December reopening

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December reopening

Dear customers,

Here at The Steamer Inn we are looking forward to welcoming you back from Wednesday 2nd December!

We have been busy getting the pub ready for your return, making sure you have a safe, friendly and welcoming pub, the one that you know and love. We have put up our Christmas tree and decorated the pub, plus we also have a Christmas themed menu to get you in the festive spirit.

We have installed a bell system at each of our tables which will notify our staff that you would like to pay your bill or have any additions to your order.

Our opening hours will be from 10am to 11pm, with last food orders at 9pm, final call for drinks at 10pm and we then require everyone to be off the premises for 11pm.

Booking a table is highly recommended, so please call 01983 862641. Please remember we are still operating the rule of six and require everyone to wear a face covering when entering, exiting and moving around the pub.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this December.

All the best,
Georgie, Max, Debs and team.

The Steamer Inn - COVID-19 Update

An update for lockdown 2.0

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An update for lockdown 2.0

Dear customers,

As we enter lockdown 2.0, we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. You have made the summer a busy and enjoyable time, even in the current climate. We appreciate it! 

Since reopening in July we have prided ourselves on bringing you the same pub you have come to know and love, even with the variety of safety restrictions in place. We wanted to thank you for bearing with us as we adapted to ‘the new normal’ and trialed new practices and procedures. 

It is with a heavy heart, we are closing our doors once again. Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel with a scheduled reopening date of 2nd December. We understand the Government’s need to control the virus, and as always the health and safety of our customers and staff is the most important thing to us.

Please stay safe during November and we hope to see you in the run up to Christmas.

Take care,
Georgie, Max, Debs and the team at the Steamer Inn

The Steamer Inn - Halloween Menu 2020

A Spooktacular Specials Board

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A Spooktacular Specials Board

This Halloween sample something monstrously good from our specials board.

Available on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st and on Sunday 1st November until sold out.


Reopening customer information

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Reopening customer information

Revised menus from 4th July

We’re looking forward to reopening on Saturday 4th July and will be starting with a reduced menu for both food and drinks. Unfortunately, we will also be unable to offer roast lunches for the first Sunday on 5th July. We’ll be keeping many of our most popular dishes and hope to be bringing back more options very soon. All tables will be non-smoking.

Track & Trace

We will be complying with the government’s track and trace recommendations, therefore all customers will be required to register their details upon arrival. This is for the safety of our staff and other customers. 

Dogs welcome outside

As you know, we have always been a very dog-friendly pub. However, from 4th July we will only be able to welcome our four legged friends to our outside seating areas. This is due to the requirement for social distancing and the lack of space inside. 

We hope you understand and look forward to seeing you soon.

The Steamer Inn - Reopening

We’re reopening on Saturday 4th July

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We’re reopening on Saturday 4th July

Dear customers,

The team here at The Steamer Inn is looking forward to welcoming you back from Saturday, 4th July.

We’ve been busy rearranging the pub to comply with the latest government guidelines. Also we will be introducing table service, which for us will be a whole new ball game. There may be some hiccups in the first few weeks, so please be patient and bear with us.

Initially our opening hours will be from 10am to 6pm to help us adjust to the many changes. We will be able to take limited bookings inside the pub, but only by email request please.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, it’s been too long!

All the best,
Georgie, Max, Debs and team.


Coronavirus 2020

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Coronavirus 2020

We are very aware and mindful of our customers’ concerns in relation to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

We would like to reassure our customers that we are proactively taking the necessary precautions, including not leaving cutlery in public spaces, issuing disposable menus and removing sauce and salt and pepper bottles from the tables. It is a work in progress but we are doing all that we can to help combat the spread of the virus within our pubs.

We’d ask that customers are also mindful to ensure the wellbeing of others. For example remembering to wash your hands before and after eating (sing happy birthday while washing hands).

We want to ensure visiting us is an enjoyable experience as always. Thank you for understanding and cooperating at this time.

The Steamer Inn - 20th Birthday Celebrations

March at The Steamer Inn

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Join us at The Steamer Inn this month and help us celebrate our 20th Birthday. Read on to see our upcoming live music schedule, hear about events, plan your next island getaway and check out our delicious main menu.

Live music this March

Our live music line-up this month will be extra special as we celebrate our 20th Birthday. Check out our upcoming live music schedule below.


The Steamer Inn turns 20! – 13th – 17th – March

This year marks 20 years since we opened the doors to The Steamer Inn on Shanklin seafront. A true Isle of Wight family-owned and family-run pub The Steamer has been a firm fixture of Shanklin Esplanade ever since. With a distinctive nautical theme, visitors and locals alike love the characterful atmosphere and authentic memorabilia that don the walls of the pub. Everyone is welcome with the policy ‘Muddy boots and well-behaved dogs welcome’ which has been pioneered since day one.

To mark this milestone we will be throwing a five day long birthday celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, with music from talented local musicians, a themed specials board with yummy dishes that were popular back in the 2000’s as well as 20% off selected drinks throughout the celebration. The party festivities will conclude on The Steamer Inn’s actual birthday date – St Patrick’s Day (17th March) where there will be a live Irish band playing in the evening and mini Guinness shots on offer. Green is the theme so be sure to pop on your favourite green apparel

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day – Sunday 22nd March

The Steamer Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing Mother’s Day meal. Take a lovely stroll along the Esplanade looking out to sea before settling down in our warm pub to enjoy a delicous meal.

We have a large menu and tempting daily specials board for you to choose from, catering to a variety of dietary requirements as well as an extensive bar list of fine wines, real ales, gins, rums and more.

There will also be live music from 1pm.

Call us now to book your table 01983 862641.

Plan your Island stay

Are you planning a springtime trip to the gorgeous Isle of Wight? Why not stay with us right here at The Steamer Inn overlooking the sea? Booking your stay just got even easier, we now offer an online booking system which means you can book your stay with us in just a few clicks. So what are you waiting for? Your Island adventure awaits.


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February at The Steamer

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February at The Steamer Inn

Hello! February is here, the month of love. Treat that special person to a lovely meal at The Steamer because they deserve it. Get some inspiration for Valentine’s Day, hear about our live music line-up and book your stay with us today using our brand new online booking system.

Keeping you entertained

Join us for a fantastic line-up of live music each weekend throughout February. Enjoy the likes of Country Comfort, Dog House Band, Blues Anonymous and more! If you want to learn more about the bands playing this month visit our live music database.

The most romantic Valentine’s Day

Overlooking the English Channel, with stunning views across Sandown Bay and miles of sandy beaches just meters away The Steamer Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed and romantic evening this Valentine’s Day. 

Treat your Valentine to a stroll along the esplanade, looking out to sea before cosying up in our warm pub to enjoy a delicous meal. 

We have a large menu and daily specials board for you to choose from as well as an extensive bar list of fine wines, real ales, gins, rums and more.

There will even be live music by Black Daniels Duo from 8pm to get your toes tapping. 

Book your table now by giving us a call on 01983 862641. 

Do your bit for our beaches

Join Plastic Free Shanklin for its beach clean on Sunday 16th February. Everyone will be meeting at the South East Beach Cafe from 10am where you will be provided with equipment and given instructions to ensure health and safety. All the rubbish will be disposed of responsibly by Plastic Free Shanklin. For more information be sure to visit their Facebook page. Warm up after with a cuppa at The Steamer.

Stay at The Steamer, you can now book online!

Do you dream of waking up to these views? Booking a stay here at The Steamer just got even easier. We now offer an online booking system which means you can book your stay with us in just a few clicks. So what are you waiting for? Your Island adventure awaits. Click here to book your stay today.

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January 2020 at The Steamer Inn

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Happy New Year from all of us at The Steamer

Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support in 2019 and we wish you all the best for 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Steamer soon. Our Real Ale & Cider Festival is still running and we’ve got another month of cracking live music. We’ve got food and winter break inspiration too. Read on to find out more…

Real Ale and Cider Festival

Running till the 5th January

Join us here at The Steamer until 5th January to make the most of our second annual New Year Real Ale and Cider Festival. Entry is free, so pop on down and choose a pint or two from the huge variety of cider and real ale.

Real Ale
Black sheep brewery – Brian pale ale 3.9%
Yates – Yule be sorry  7.2%
Lancaster Bomber 4.4%
JW Lee’s – Plum Pudding 4.8
Goddards – Fuggle-Dee-Dum 4.8%
Island Ales – Nipper Bitter 3.8%
Totally Brewed – Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout 4.5%
Marstons – Old Empire 5.7%

Scrumpy Wasp – Amnesia 7.2%
Lilly’s – Merry Monkey 4.5%
SeaCider – Blood Orange 4%
Friels – Vintage 5.5%
Bottled Local cider

and many more…

You can have a  pint, half-pint or a paddle (consisting of 3 1/3 pints) so you can try a selection if you can’t pick just one.

Live music this month

If you are planning to join us this month, check out our line-up of live music below, keeping you entertained throughout January.

See our full live music calendar and to get some more details.

Delicious food by the sea

Beat the January blues with dinner out. We have a huge menu of delicious options for you to choose from plus we cater to a number of different tastes and dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free we even have a separate children’s menu too. So head on down and fill your belly, don’t forget to check out our specials board. See our menus.

A winter break on Shanklin Esplanade

Escape to The Isle of Wight this year. Take a well-deserved break and get away to the Isle of Wight. Here at The Steamer Inn, we offer comfortable accommodation throughout the year at competitive rates. Each of our ensuite rooms offers stunning sea views as well as a complimentary full English breakfast served in the bar. For more information visit our accommodation page.

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