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Live music and what’s on this September

Live music and what’s on this September 1996 1121 admin

Live music and what’s on this September

Hello! September is here and the start of autumn is fast upon us. Even though the summer months have now past, The Steamer Inn is still a great place to enjoy a lovely meal in the golden sunshine of fall. There is plenty to see and do in and around the area, even on those rainy days. See our ‘what to do’ suggestions for September below and after your days adventures be sure to fill your rumbling belly with a filling meal right here at The Steamer.

Live music this month

Another month, another great line-up of live music from talented local musicians. See our full schedule for the month ahead below. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page to be kept up to date or visit our website for more details.

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What else is on?

Isle of Wight Day – Coastline Clean-up! 

21st & 22nd September 

Join in the celebrations dedicated to our wonderful little Island. If you love Shanklin beach as much as we do why not sign yourself up for the Isle of Wight Day Coastline Clean-up? Taking place over the 21st and 22nd September this will be the UK’s longest ever coastline clean-up to rid the Island’s beautiful beaches of unwanted plastic waste. See the Isle of Wight Day website for more information.

Shanklin Theatre – The King is Back –
Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

27th & 28th September

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the Island this month there is lots to keep you occupied. Enjoy a pre-show dinner at The Steamer before heading to Shanklin Theatre and experiencing ‘The King is Back’ an Elvis tribute act. If you’re a fan of The King then this is one show you won’t want to miss. Visit Shanklin Theatre’s website for more details.

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Fun for rainy days!

It is undeniable that we have certainly had our fair share of rainy days this season but there is no need to let that ruin your visit. There are plenty of things to do when mother nature decides that it’s time for a shower…

Shanklin Arcade

Shanklin Summer Arcade will keep the whole family entertained for hours. Just down the road from us, try your luck at the grabbers, enjoy some healthy competition with a game of air hockey or win some goodies on the 2p machines. Win tickets on a whole variety of fun games and claim yourself a well earned prize. 

Jungle Jim’s

Located inside Shanklin Summer Arcade is Jungle Jim’s, the kids will love this soft play area where they can climb, slide, jump and crawl. A great indoor play zone where they can blow off steam and make some memories

Lunch at The Steamer

After a fun filled day, The Steamer Inn is a great spot to enjoy a filling lunch or dinner. Indulge in some comfort food from our vast menu. The kids can enjoy a separate children’s menu complete with puzzles and colouring whilst you sit back and enjoy the cosy atmosphere. Don’t forget that we have live music from 13:00 – 15:00 on Sunday lunchtimes too.

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Local seafood on the Isle of Wight

Local seafood on the Isle of Wight

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Local seafood on the Isle of Wight

Being a traditional seaside pub, local seafood is our speciality. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal whilst gazing out across the English Channel.

Our daily specials board boasts a wonderful variety of seafood dishes, so be sure to check it out when you visit. As well as our daily specials board we have a delicious seafood selection all year round which you can find on our main menu.

Why not try The Steamer’s famous seafood chowder? A selection of poached fish, mussels and prawns in a creamy potato, sweetcorn, garlic, white wine and cream broth, YUM!

If you fancy a seaside classic our hearty, freshly battered cod and chips is the one for you, served with steak cut fries, garden peas and our own homemade tartare sauce, it will certainly take you back to family holidays by the sea.

Other dishes you can enjoy include our homemade fisherman’s pie or our fish stew, not forgetting the old favourite, scampi and chips served with steak cut fries and garden peas.

If you’re feeling particularly indulgent why not try The Steamer Seafood Platter (subject to availability), served with a whopping whole lobster, half a crab a pint of prawns, large crevettes, smoked peppered mackerel, peeled prawns, smoked salmon and a full dressed salad with new potatoes and crusty bread & garlic butter.

If you would like to see our full menu visit

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August at The Steamer Inn

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August at The Steamer Inn

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the Isle of Wight this month don’t forget to come and pay us a visit along Shanklin Esplanade. Experience a brilliant line-up of live music whilst enjoying a peaceful afternoon or romantic evening by the sea. Check out our August live music line-up below and don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page @TheSteamerInn for all the latest news and updates. 

Steamer Live Music Poster - August 2019

As well as our fantastic live music line-up and traditional homemade pub dishes, Shanklin has a whole host of exciting events for you to enjoy this August, see some highlights below… 

Shanklin Carnival

Carnival season is upon us, join in as the whole of Shanklin comes together in celebration and enjoy the following parades. Head on down to us afterward for live music, delicious food and a great selection of real ales, fine wines and spirits. 

6 August – Children’s Carnival

7 August – Main Carnival

10 August – Illuminated Carnival


17 August – Abba Reunion at Shanklin Theatre

We can’t resist a bit of Abba, with Shanklin Theatre being only a short walk away, we’re the perfect place to enjoy a pre-show drink. See for more information.

23 – 26 August – Scooter Rally

Every year thousands of scooters flock to the Isle of Wight for the world-famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally, this year taking place between 23 and 26 August. Shanklin Seafront is a popular stop and a great location to marvel at some beautiful and unique scooters. Get a front row seat right here at The Steamer Inn. 

For more ideas of what to do on the Isle of Wight this month be sure to check out

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Destination Shanklin July 2019

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Destination Shanklin
July 2019

Are you dreaming of that perfect summer holiday? Why not stay here at The Steamer Inn? Situated alongside Shanklin beach we offer comfortable and characterful en-suite accommodation with private balconies overlooking the sea. It’s the perfect base to make the most of your seaside escape whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.

Shanklin seafront has even been named one of the best seaside destinations for families and it’s not hard to see why. Visit or give us a call on 01983 862641 for more information.

Accommodation at The Steamer Inn

If you are planning to stay with us this month there is a whole host of things for you to see and do. With a great line-up of live music and delicious traditional pub dishes served from 12noon – 9:00 Mon- Sat and 12noon – 8:30 on Sundays. For some inspiration of other activities and events in Shanklin see below…

Shanklin Theatre
Shanklin Theatre, just a short and scenic walk from The Steamer Inn is a great venue to watch some of the best live productions. They have an amazing line-up of entertainment this month including:

Beyond the West End
A marvelously entertaining musical variety show now in its 10th year.

Al Murray
The popular comedian heads to Shanklin Theatre on his ‘Landlord of Hope and Glory’ tour 2019

Beach Boys Tribute
A must for all Beach Boys fans. Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face.

For more information and to see all their full upcoming shows visit

Shanklin Beach

Ghost Walks
Shanklin Village
Sundays from 8pm
If you’re a fan of all things creepy, why not join Marc Tucky of Isle of Wight Ghost Experience for their Shanklin Village ghost walk? Taking place every Sunday from 8pm through the summer season, learn about the local history and hear some spooky tales. Head down to the Steamer Inn afterward to relax with a well earned dinner and maybe even a spirit, of the liquid kind.

Visit for more details

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Old Village
Just a short walk from The Steamer Inn is Shanklin Old Village, enjoy the beautiful thatched cottages and traditional architecture whilst browsing the quirky gift shops.

Shanklin Seafront
You don’t need to go far to experience a whole day of fun. Shanklin seafront boasts a gorgeous sandy beach overlooking Sandown Bay, an amusement arcade complete with Jungle Jims soft play area, crazy golf along the seafront and much, much more! Step out of the Steamer and be right in the heart of it all.

Shanklin Chine
If you’re a fan of nature a visit to Shanklin Chine is a must. Just up the road from The Steamer, Shanklin Chine is the oldest established tourist attraction and is the site of a spectacular nature reserve. Enjoy the tranquillity of a tree-lined gorge with streams and waterfalls before heading back to The Steamer Inn for a drink on the terrace.

If you would like even more ideas for things to do on The Isle of Wight be sure to visit

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Live Music this Month

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Live Music this month

The summer is finally here and it looks like we might be lucky enough to have some lovely hot weather heading our way. Dinner with live music by the sea, what more could you want? We have a great line-up of live music from talented local musicians to keep you entertained this month so be sure to pay us a visit. Check out our full schedule below and get a little sneak peek and some details for the acts you can expect to see this July.

Black Daniels Duo
Friday 5th July from 20:00
Check out Black Daniels Duo for a mixture of blues, soul and rock. Entertaining audiences for a fair few years now, come and hear the Island’s best kept secret and see what a guitarist and a harmonica player can do.
For more information visit @blackdanielsblackdaniels

Black Daniels

Vintage Vibes
Saturday 13th July from 20:00
A five piece jazz-swing band, covering both traditional and modern numbers, from the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Peggy Lee to Amy Winehouse, Caro Emerald and Imelda May. Guaranteed to have people up and dancing.

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Dog House Band
Saturday 20th July
Duo with guitar and bass, playing a mix of classics from the 50’s, 60’s to present.
Have a quick listen here…

Dog House Band

Sunday 21st & Wednesday 31st July from 20:00
A two piece acoustic duo playing a mixture of covers to suit all tastes. Covering artists such as The Waterboys, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, David Gray, KT Tunstall, Buffalo Springfield and much more. Head on down and check them out, if you just can’t get enough you will be pleased to know that they are playing two sets this month.

For more information visit @powdercoatduo


Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page @SteamerInn for all the latest updates.

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New beermats celebrate the Isle of Wight’s iconic brewing heritage

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New beermats celebrate the Isle of Wight’s iconic brewing heritage

We are proud to announce that alongside our sister pubs we have introduced four brand new beermat designs that are a nostalgic nod to the old Burt’s Brewery, which brewed its last pint of beer over 25 years ago. Burt’s is still well remembered by many on the Isle of Wight and its distinctive beermats were once a common sight in pubs across the Island.

The new designs feature The Spyglass Inn, The Bargeman’s Rest, The Steamer Inn and The Dairyman’s Daughter. Neil Gibbs, commented “When we first opened the doors to The Spyglass Inn back in 1988, we were proud to support other local businesses and served up Burt’s Brewery beers to many happy customers. I am pleased that the new beermat design draws upon this heritage to create something instantly recognisable”.

Many fans of local Isle of Wight ales might recognise the distinctive look of the new beer mats which feature the shape of the Isle of Wight and uses a retro colour scheme combined with each of the pubs iconic branding. “We are very proud of the Island and its history and wanted a design that would connect with this heritage. Some of the initial designs used more contemporary colours, but we all agreed that the original just looked right, so we’ve stuck with it,” said Andrew Gibbs. “We make sure all of our pubs have a warm welcome and there’s lots of Island memorabilia on display. Our new beermats now add to this perfectly.”

Beer Mats

Solent, a local marketing agency was commissioned to create a design that could capture this connection between the pubs and Burt’s Brewery. Marie Woodward, Client Account Manager said: “It’s a real challenge to bring together these different styles, but it’s been one that our team has really enjoyed. Anyone who remembers Burt’s should be pleased with the result and we’ve had some great feedback.”

Burt’s Brewery was an Island institution and one of 14 breweries that were in existence at the start of the 20th century.

All four beermat designs can be seen in The Spyglass Inn, The Bargeman’s Rest, The Steamer Inn and The Dairyman’s Daughter from now. The reverse of the beermats encourages customers to share photos of their visit to win a prize for a meal for two.

  • Win a meal for two 2019 terms and conditions

    The promoter is: Quayside Leisure LTD. whose registered office is at Pyle House 136/7 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1JW.

    The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Quayside Leisure LTD. (and its subsidiaries) and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

    There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

    By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via or relevent locations website.
    Promotion will run on, but not be limited to; Facebook, Instagram, and in printed media within our venues.

    Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

    Closing date for entry will be rolling, with winners being drawn on a quarterly basis.

    No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

    The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:  Share your pictures from your visit to the following venues; The Bargeman’s Rest, The Steamer Inn, The Spyglass Inn, The Dairyman’s Daughter on Facebook or Instagram with the relevant hashtag (BargemansIW, DairymansIW, SteamerIW, SpyglassIW) a winner will be selected quarterly from the images shared to this hashtag only.

    The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

    The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

    The prize is as follows: Meal for two at selected Quayside Leisure LTD. venue.
    The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

    Winners will be chosen at random by Island Holiday Media LTD. t/a Solent on behalf of Quayside Leisure LTD.
    The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

    The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

    The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

    The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

    Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Quayside Leisure LTD. / Island Holiday Media LTD. and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at

    Some additional Terms and Conditions which you might wish to include if relevant:
    Quayside Leisure LTD.‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
    Quayside Leisure LTD. shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
    Quayside Leisure LTD. also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

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