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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November 2019 at The Steamer Inn

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November 2019 at The Steamer Inn

Hello! November is here, can you believe it? Hear about upcoming events and live music, see our Christmas 2019 opening times and get some inspiration of things to do in and around Shanklin this November.

What’s on at The Steamer?

Record Fair
23rd November
Do you like records? Do you like booze? Join us at The Steamer Inn on the 23rd November 2019 where we will be hosting a Record Fair. Join us from 12pm, entry is free and you can enjoy browsing vinyls, CDs, tapes, memorabilia, retro video games and of course booze! Don’t forget to enjoy a yummy lunch whilst you’re here with a variety of delicious options from our main menu and specials board.


Live music this month
Join us for live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month ahead. You can expect to enjoy sets by talented local musicians such as Tea Totalers, Powdercoat and Sunny & Nik, as well as so much more. Check out our November line-up below, or head to our live music database.

Steamer Live Music - November 2019

Christmas opening times
Planning your festive season gatherings? We are open across the Christmas period for food and drink. Come and join us for a family meal on Christmas Eve or pop in for a drink or two on the day itself. Why not come and welcome in the New Year with us on the 31st? See our Christmas opening times below.


Things to do in Shanklin

Christmas Shopping in the Old Village
head to Shanklin old village and indulge in an afternoon of Christmas shopping amongst the quirky independent shops that line the quaint winding streets. Find an endless variety of treasures including homeware, toiletries, toys and stationary as well as so much more. Be sure to visit the Christmas shop, full of magical goodies to don your 2019 Christmas tree. After a bustling afternoon take a stroll down to the seafront and relax at the Steamer Inn with a well earned lunch.


Coastal walks
Why not enjoy a bracing walk along the coast to Shanklin? Perfect to see some of the Island’s beautiful landscape, get some exercise and work up a healthy appetite. A great walk through the woodland along the coast from Ventnor to Shanklin is the perfect route for those looking to really earn their lunch.

Starting in Ventnor, head along through the woods at Luccombe ( keeping your eyes peeled for the mysterious wishing seat ) before taking the steps down to Shanklin seafront and treating yourself to a hot drink at The Steamer Inn.
For more information on the trail click here.


Red Squirrel watching
Autumn/Winter is a great time to spot red squirrels on the Island. Red squirrels are the only squirrel native to the British Isles. Sadly they are rapidly disappearing from the mainland, being replaced by the American grey squirrel. The Isle of Wight is an important stronghold as the Solent provides a barrier to grey squirrels, allowing the red squirrels to flourish here.

Why not enjoy a morning of squirrel watching at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin before heading to The Steamer for lunch?


October 2019 at The Steamer Inn

October 2019 at The Steamer Inn

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October 2019 at The Steamer Inn

Join us at The Steamer Inn this October 2019 where we will be keeping you entertained the whole month through. Embrace the golden days of autumn whilst looking out across Sandown Bay enjoying a filling meal and refreshing beverage or hot cuppa. Read on to hear about our upcoming events and live music, learn about some of the things happening in Shanklin this month and get some accommodation inspiration.

Beer and Buses

The annual Beer and Buses weekend returns this October for two days of, well… beer and ur.. buses. If you don’t know what Beer and Buses is you are missing out, pick up a programme for £7 at any participating pub enabling you free travel on the official transport over the weekend, it is essentially an Island-wide pub crawl.
Be sure to head to The Steamer Inn during your Beer and Buses tour. Where you can enjoy a great selection of real ales, an extensive menu of delicious home-cooked pub dishes and a brilliant line-up of live music.

Simply take the…
Route G or L
(Stops at Shanklin Railway Station where you can get the free shuttle bus service or walk the 15 mins down to us here on the seafront)
or Southern Vectis route 2 or 3
(Stops outside the Co-op, 15 min walk down to us on the seafront)

October 2019 at The Steamer Inn

Live music

Always a key feature of any visit to The Steamer is live music, enjoy a great line-up this month, check out the schedule below

Steamer live music poster - October

Destination Shanklin

Why not plan a romantic weekend getaway with that special someone? Stay right on the beach and enjoy peaceful autumnal walks along the coast. The Steamer is the perfect base for all your Island adventures. Enquire about our en-suite accommodation today by giving us a call on 01983 862641.

If you’re planning a visit in the coming month there is loads for you to see and do across the Island and here in Shanklin. After enjoying a filling meal here at The Steamer why not head to Shanklin Theatre to watch some of the live performances taking place. Getting into the spooky spirit why not enjoy an evening of clairvoyance on the 30th October? See their website for more details.

October 2019 at The Steamer Inn

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