We’re open!

After months of lockdown we are so pleased to announce that as of 2nd July 2020 we are open to visitors! 

Following Government Guidelines, we have taken the decision to open both Shanklin Chine and Fisherman’s Cottage Inn. Doors open from 10am-10pm, and weather permitting, closing on Sunday, November 8.


What you can expect

We have a dedicated entrance and exit, access to the Chine is now from the Esplanade entrance only until further notice and exiting through the turnstiles.

We have tried to keep as much open and accessible as possible:

  • The tearoom – serving a selection of drinks, lunches and cream teas daily 
  • Restricted access to our PLUTO room and Exhibition rooms, where you can see:
    • Smuggling, prolific during the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • George Morland (1763-1804) includes superb sketches of Shanklin Farm (he stayed at Eglantine now, Keats Cottage in Shanklin).
    • Frederick Hudson of Ventnor (“…he was to landscape Photography what Julia Margaret Cameron was to Portrait “he produced some of the most beautiful negatives of Isle of Wight scenery ever obtained, all taken by the wet process…”).
  • Chine Illuminations – From 2nd July, starting at 7pm the Chine will be transformed into an enchanting wonderland by hundreds of lights.

We are working on an online ticket system, please bear with us.

  • Admission fee, one off price £6.95 includes 7 days unlimited return and Gift Aid.
  • Concessionary Rates for Children, Families and Mobility Impaired


Fisherman’s Cottage

The pub is open for takeaway meals only. There’s no need to pre-book food from Fisherman’s Cottage. All you need to do is turn up and order at the hatch and the chefs will prepare you food for you. Why not bring a blanket and enjoy your meal on our very own beach, dinner and a view, perfect! 

Contactless is the preferred payment method and an online menu will be available shortly for you to view in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanklin Chine and the Fisherman’s Cottage Inn soon!