Pots of tea, pots of coffee, bacon sandwiches, salads, crab sandwiches, home-made cake...probably kipper baps as well. All to be eaten and enjoyed sitting around tables tight by the beach, with the smell of the sea in your nostrils and the sound of seagulls in your ears. What more could you want?
This little cafe was busy enough when I visited mid-morning on an October weekday so I imagine it's packed-out in the summer months. I didn't have anything to eat but others were and, from what I could see, their portions were good and the quality was excellent. And the prices are very good too (which may be why it's so popular?).
Staff are cheerful and friendly and the toilets are beautifully clean.
Their Facebook page suggests that the cafe is closed from 1st October to April, but as it was open when I visited in October (and not during the school holidays) I suspect opening times and dates are variable.
If you visit Port Erin imo this little place is a must. On a sunny morning, what could be better than sitting by the beach with a mug of tea, a bacon sandwich and the papers? :-)
Address: Shore Road, Port Erin
Directions: At beach level, at the northern end of Shore Road.
Website: http://+44 1624 835020
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Whenever I visit the British seaside, I enjoy indulging in fish, chips and mushy peas.
However, when we visited Port Erin Fish & Chips during our day trip to the lovely seaside town of Port Erin in the Isle of Man in July 2009, we weren't actually looking for fish and chips...
We had read that the unofficial national dish of the Isle of Man is chips, cheese and gravy, so we were keen to sample this incongruous sounding combination!
For just a couple of Pounds, we purchased polystyrene trays filled with chips, melted cheese and beef gravy. We took them away with us and sat on a grass bank overlooking the long sandy beach.
They were delicious....and it's easy to see why this dish has become such a popular fast food choice in the Isle of Man.
This is a lovely looking pub with a lovely atmosphere. The food is reliably good and the bar staff are friendly apart from the bar manager who is unbelievably rude and devoid of personality, customer service skills or the ability to communicate politely. The food can take time but is worth the wait and the beer is excellent. This would be a real gem but for one key staff member who ruined a good night out.
Favorite Dish: We love the Fish and Chips.
Address: The Promenade, Port Erin Bay
Directions: Next to the Beach
Phone: 01624 832084Add to your Trip Planner
Panoramic Views of Port Erin from this resaurant set the scene for either a romantic or family meal. Staff are helpful and food delightful.
Favorite Dish: starter: loades skins with bacon and cheese
main: fresh haddock fishcakes
dessert: death by chocolate
Address: The Bradda Glen
Directions: Bradda HeadRelated to:
Only stopped for tea, but the pressure to move was constant with locals and visitors alike vyeing for seats!
Favorite Dish: n/a
Directions: As you face the sea, the cafe is right at the far left of the seafront by the little lighthouse..