The Clifton in Shanklin provides quality holiday guest accommodation from its cliff top location, offering amazing sea view and great service is is an 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, where you can order fresh fish from the daily blackboard. We also cater for 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.

About Us

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 rosetted restaurant – so you can be confident of an enjoyable and relaxing stay.


With just 15 rooms we are small but perfectly formed accommodation in Shanklin – the right size to give our guests suitable attention without them feeling overcrowded. Our delightfully furnished en-suite bedrooms have been designed to provide a comfortable retreat where you can really relax.

The rooms are graded as Premier Suite, Balcony Bay View, Bay View, Standard, and Cosy Double – one with a sea view. We also have a Family Suite. Facilities include: remote control flat screen television, hairdryer, desk fan, hot drinks refreshment trays, and luxury eco-friendly toiletries.

Bistro / Bar

Situated adjacent to the Isle of Wight Coastal path and open daily from breakfast time the Bistro 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 delicious hot chocolate, the superb choice of wines is complemented by traditional ciders and beers in addition to freshly prepared dishes: sandwiches, light snacks, delicious cream teas and tasty meals including local produce and a Daily Fresh Fish Specials Board including Bembridge Crab and Day Boat fish.

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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Local is Best……

With prime farming land all around us and a host of specialist growers and producers making the most of it, we usually have access to plenty of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as quality fish and meat. So while we can’t guarantee that every ingredient we use was raised on our doorstep, we certainly do our best to bring you the cream of the local crop, and are very conscious of the importance of local produce cooked simply and priced sensibly.

We have a four star rating with VisitEngland.

We have been awarded VisitEngland’s coveted Silver Award for the high quality of our accommodation.

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The Clifton 1 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN



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