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Pilot Boat Inn

3.0 of 5 Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited The Pilot Boat Inn with a voucher deal giving us off season ( middle of Jan) BB and evening meal for around £80. We arrived in the car park and left our bags in the car because our first impressions left is genuinely wondering if we might be back in the car and driving home... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay. There is very little we can do to tone down the boat look, indeed it is why many people call us The Pub that Looks like a boat!! after all it has portholes and is shaped like a boat and is by the sea! Indeed the boat part... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needing to visit the Isle of Wight with a view of moving to the island in 2015 we decided to stay at this hotel having read good reviews on tripadivsor. Finding the hotel was easy and we parked right next to the entrance. On entering we experienced a very warm and comfortable feeling, the bar was welcoming with a blazing... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The location and facilities are good. The staff were initially pleasant and helpful, however it became very evident that they wished to shut the facility by 20.30. They started to clear the dining area and set up for breakfast round people who were still eating. They talked and laughed loudly round customers created an unpleasant atmosphere which cleared the restaurant... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the place, rooms, etc and glad you think I'm a Gent (if only you knew the truth!). Apologies about feeling rushed and crowded out, I've never heard this happening before, I will speak to all the staff and ensure it doesn't happen again. We are open until 11 every night and staff are... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited at lunch time after a long beautiful coastal walk. We were greeted warmly, including our little dog. The interior is as lovely as the exterior of this public house - very light and roomy with a sparkling appearance. We ordered the local Bembridge crab sandwiches. These were served to us very promptly with an appetising salad garnish. The crab... More 

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Shrewsbury
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed here whilst away with work. The food was great, the pub downstairs was very busy and had a great atmosphere, bed super comfortable and the shower was amazing. I would recommend it for a weekend away.. if you are staying mid week for work just keep in mind there is a pub downstairs so you can hear that until... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Food is fresh and you get generous portion sizes. Staff is perfect, they are very welcoming as you step in, very efficient and quick. There were no seats available outside, but inside is cosy and decently sized.

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Brighton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A party of 8 including two youngens and a teenager. Maria made us very welcomed and her service through out very good. The food is excellent. Personally I had the fish and chips. Being Sunday there were no whole fish but when I enquired George the landlord said it was due to freshness. He can't get fish on a Sunday.... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We received a warm welcome and friendly, excellent service throughout our (one night) stay. The room was nice and fairly clean (though there was a pube in the shower). The evening meal was ok but not fantastic. The full English breakfast was top drawer. All in all, a decent place to stay... You'd need a very good reason to stay... More 

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Lodsworth, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I recently went for a long lunch at the Pilot Boat Inn following a recommendation from a friend. I had a crab ramekin followed by fish and chips and it was all delicious - fresh and local fish and great portion sizes! The staff were amazing - so friendly and funny. I also loved the new wood burner which looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am an islander who brought visiting family to eat here back in January, we were very pleased with with food and service but since returning to the pub this week with work colleagues it's a shame to say we were all very disappointed and feel the quality of food has really gone down hill. A huge shame for the... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Really strange review! I've been here all week and we have not as far as I'm aware had any work groups in!! W e have however had a record week, over 30% up on same week year before. I imagine this is a review from a competitor jealous of our success, we get a lot of this, sad really but... More 

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Address: Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pilot Boat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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