Thanks for your support

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Thanks for your support

We’re now almost at the end of August, and getting back into the swing of things as we make changes to accommodate to the ‘new normal’ many pubs, restaurants and cafes have had to adapt to. The support from our customers both old and new has been fantastic, and we can’t thank you enough for continuing to support your local pub and the hospitality industry as a whole.  

We’ve been participating in the governments ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, allowing diners who eat-in to benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August 2020. Diners have been able to take advantage of the offer as many times as they like during the month, and we’ve been inundated with bookings for these days.

As the scheme draws to a close, we’d like to thank our customers who have been supportive and patient during these challenging times.  Our staff have been adapting to new service procedures including table service, increased cleaning and social distancing. 

Though the vast majority of our customers have been supportive of these changes, unfortunately a small minority have not. We politely remind customers that we do not condone abusive behaviour to our staff in any capacity.  Please remember when you visit, you may find service is slightly delayed, some menu items may be unavailable, or you may be asked to wait whilst we clean and prepare your dining area.  

Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible, we simply ask for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

We have also experienced a high-number of bookings, especially for the days of which the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme has been running. Although we’re trying our best to accommodate all customers, we have extremely limited availability now until the end of August.  We remind customers to pre-book when possible to avoid disappointment (remember your booking is not confirmed until a member of our team contacts you back), we’ll be continuing to hold some tables for walk-ups on a first come first served basis.

We have a fantastic team who have pulled together to bring your favourite pubs back to life, we really appreciate all our customers who have continued to support us and for their patience and understanding.  

Thank you, and we hope to see you soon.

The Steamer Inn Gallery

Thanks to your fantastic support, we’re temporarily suspending bookings.

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Thanks to your fantastic support, we’re temporarily suspending bookings.

The whole Steamer Inn family have been astonished by the support from our customers and community since reopening.  Although things have changed a little with our new table service, mobile ordering app and increased cleaning routines, one thing hasn’t changed – our fantastic view and great food and drink!

The Steamer Inn is now no longer taking table bookings until the end of August – but don’t worry, we will still be welcoming ‘walk-ins’ for our terrace area, and ‘no-shows’ wherever possible.  We want to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy our fantastic atmosphere safely, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time as we will try our very best to accommodate you.

Keeping a lookout on our socials about when we will be accepting table bookings in the future.  Please remember if you’re unable to make your reservation – let us know so we can release your table to another group.  You can email info@thesteamer.co.uk or call 01983 862641

The Steamer Inn

Opening hours extended…

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Opening hours extended…

We’ve been so pleased to welcome our customers back through our doors over the last week, of course with a number of new safety measures in place. From increased cleaning, to socially distanced seating and online orders, you’re still sure to enjoy the charm and character of your favourite pub.

Our spectacular views across the Islands landscapes and coastlines have been long missed by our regulars, and as we continue to adapt and change, we’re pleased to be increasing our operating hours into the summer months.

From Friday 10th July…
Monday – Sunday: 10:00-22:00 (last food orders at 20:30)

As well as expanding our operational hours, we’re also pleased to be reintroducing our popular Sunday Roasts at both The Dairyman’s Daughter and The Bargeman’s Rest. As we continue to adapt we’ll be looking to bring as much of our standard menu and specials back into availability.

We’re so grateful for the continued support of our customers, and hope to see you very soon for a well deserved pint! Make sure you’re following us on socials, and join our mailing list to stay updated with the latest news and offers.

The Steamer Inn - 20th Birthday Celebrations

March at The Steamer Inn

March at The Steamer Inn 2500 1667 Sophia Whittle

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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