Open 10.00am - 5.00pm All Week!
Gift-shops: 07766 917190     Tea-room: 07872 619876
Pencil Cottage offers beautiful gifts and tasty, local food. More than words offers quirky gifts for everyone. Our Cafe at Pencil Cottage offers an excellent, affordable menu. Find the perfect gift for friends, family or even yourself!
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Shanklin Old Village Tearoom & Tea-garden
Tearoom & Tea-garden
Gift shop in Shanklin

Our Tearoom & Tea-garden

Set behind the cottage and overlooking Chine Hollow, our garden has been described by our customers as 'an oasis of tranquillity'.

Our menu offers home-made faire and everything is made freshly to order from a wide range of local produce including fabulous locally caught crab. A visit to the garden would not be complete without sampling one of our speciality cream teas, made with freshly baked home-made scones, a generous helping of clotted cream and our own home-made jam with fresh strawberries on the side.

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Our Gift-shops

Our Gift Shops all located in the heart of the famous old village have grown over the years with the idea of offering visitors and Islanders something different, at a reasonable price. We are proud of what we offer and we see customers returning time and time again to see what new items have arrived. Many items are exclusive to us on the Island or are made locally.

Pencil Cottage an Island icon continues to cater for a wide range of customers from souvenirs to luxury items. With space running out we opened More Than Words, right next-door to Jingle Bells, our all year round Christmas shop. You will find many items to inspire you, make you giggle or something personal for you, friends and relatives. Our online shop covers ranges found in both shops, whilst Jingle Bells has its own dedicated website and online shop.

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Pencil Cottage offers gifts for everyone
Gifts for every occasion in Shanklin Old Village
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What Our Customers Think:
This is an excellent place to stop for a bite to eat. With freshly cooked delicious food, friendly and welcoming staff and a lovely setting, what more could you want!
Visit the gift shop for some great souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. We can't wait to visit again and again.
Popped in for tea and cake after recommendation from friends. Totally glad they did. Scones were huge, go for the mini classic if not too hungry. Outside space was lovely with the sun shining.
Wonderful visit again this year. Once again enjoyed the food and great portions. Very friendly staff. We will be sure to visit again on our return later this year.
Lovely room, warm scones and plenty of tea!! Choice of plain or fruit scones. Choice of one or two scones. Great value for money.
Lovely café with a garden. We had lunch there, toasties, soup etc, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommend it.