Situated adjacent to the Isle of Wight Coastal path and open daily from breakfast time The Clifton is a very popular venue for residents, visitors and locals alike who love to just relax in an informal atmosphere enjoying some quality time and good food and drink together in a stunning coastal location in Shanklin. We have been awarded a maximum Food Hygiene Rating of 5.
The menu features a wide range of refreshments including freshly made coffees and various Dorset Teas, the superb choice of wines is complemented by traditional ciders and Isle of Wight beers in addition to freshly prepared food from our Cafe Menu; sandwiches, light snacks, delicious cream teas and tasty dishes using local produce wherever possible, including fresh Bembridge Crab. During the warmer months, we also serve in our award-winning garden, with evening barbecues when the weather allows.
The food is simple but bold, familiar yet new. Relax through the day as you casually pick and choose creations from our menu. You set the tempo, long and lasting or fast and snappy.
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The Clifton in Shanklin provides quality holiday guest accommodation from its cliff top location, offering amazing sea view and great service is in a perfect spot for a tranquil and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight
The stunning view of Shanklin bay can be enjoyed from the bistro-cafe, where you can order fresh fish from the daily blackboard. We also cater to gluten-free diets. In the lovely garden you can also take advantage of the fabulous view, warm Isle of Wight sunshine, wonderful sea air, and refreshments from the licensed bar.
The garden leads out to the picturesque Coastal Walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path) with fantastic views across Sandown Bay, also leading to the famous Shanklin Chine with a pathway down to the sandy beaches. Within easy reach by foot are the picturesque Shanklin Old Village with its thatched roofs, and the beautiful Rylstone Gardens.
The Clifton is owned and operated by David and Carys who have over thirty years experience in hospitality. As well as an array of bars and restaurants they most recently owned and managed a three-star Best Western Hotel with a rosette restaurant – so you can be confident of an enjoyable and relaxing stay.