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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

Shanklin Seafront

Live music and what’s on this September

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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.

Steamer live music poster_September

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.

Shanklin Seafront

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

Outside of The Steamer Inn

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.

Vintage Vibes 2

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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