We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Bembridge B&Bs / inns

Pilot Boat Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Pilot Boat Inn to your Saves list
Pilot Boat Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
82%
Ranked #7 of 8 Bembridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
GioSpy Ryde, United Kingdom
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    22
    15
    3
    2
    3
See reviews for
11
17
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ryde, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brighton
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lodsworth, null, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A group of us ate here recently and it was to be honest a bit under whelming , we all felt the restaurant area was really cramped, all the tables feel on top of each other, not enough room to even walk round them and feel too close to the tables next to you. We all thought the menu was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Bit unfair, yes it is a bit cramped at times, but that is because we are so popular!! And we are so popular because we are so good!! Food wise, we are a pub, and the food is all home made, fresh and local, and priced accordingly! We serve big portions, all ancillaries (chips, veg,sauces) all come within the price,... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
69 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed here whilst cycling round the island. There is an outbuilding where bikes can be locked up securely overnight. They also hire out electric bikes which, if we didn't already have a reasonable distance to ride under our own steam, I would have loved to try out. Friendly welcome from George and his team Rooms are modern and nicely decorated.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the Pilot Boat over a weekend in April. There are only five guest rooms and these have apparently been recently renovated. Our room overlooked the road and we were a little concerned that we would hear a lot of traffic noise, but in the event this was not a problem. The room was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I recently walked the coastal path around the Isle of Wight intending to camp along the way. However I arrived rather late into Ryde on my first day and it was almost getting dark by the time I arrived in Bembridge. As I figured that I would not make it to the campsite on the other side of town I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A lovely little cosy quiet room above a fantastic pub. Great friendly service and nice breakfast in the morning. Apart from breakfast we didnt have a chance to eat there, but had a few pints in evening and it was reasonbly priced, friendly and busy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Pilot Boat Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Pilot Boat Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pilot Boat Inn

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Tingo and Venere so you can book your Pilot Boat Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pilot Boat Inn Bembridge, Isle Of Wight

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Bembridge with
any amenities