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Pilot Boat Inn

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Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the pilot on the 1st of Jan and it was heaving.... Still managed to get last 2 seats and ordered 2 cottage pies...waitress said there would be a little wait and there was but when the food came we were pleasantly surprised as the food was tasty and plentiful...we had a couple of well kept real ales and some... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were three couples with our respective dogs who stayed for two nights at The Pilot Boat Inn. Rooms were lovely with amazingly comfortable beds modern bathroom with nice smellies. George cooked us all fabulous breakfasts and I loved the scrambled eggs which were perfect. All in all a great place would highly recommend a stay here especially dog owners.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

An early Friday evening fish and chip supper was very welcome after a bracing walk through Bembridge and around the harbour. Pub was busy with locals and a couple of staying guests, nice cosy eating area near the bar, very freindly helpful staff.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review, so glad you enjoyed being here, come again soon, Best George More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Couldn't bring myself to eat the meal put in front of me, this has never happened before. Ordered the lamb shank, what meat was on the shank, very little, was over cooked, dry and covered in a thick black salty substance. Vegetables bland and over cooked when the waitress cleared my plate, virtually untouched, she didn't ask if anything was... More 

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

Thanks for your review and so sorry about the lamb shank, one of our best sellers and we normally get rave reviews! A word of advice, if it happens again ( in any pub ) that you don't like the meal then it is really important that you bring it to the attention of whoever was in charge that night,... More 

warkwickshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I recently stayed at the Pilot Boat Inn and enjoyed my stay.I found the room very clean and comfortable with all the facilities needed,the staff were very accommodating nothing to much trouble.The evening meal in the pub was excellent couldn't fault it,however, the breakfast was pretty poor ,there was no choice, if you wanted anything other than a full English... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Obviously some miscommunication here, I offer a full range of eggs, any you want, if I didn't make that clear then I apologise! Fruit is always on offer, perhaps you didn't notice it on the breakfast table! We don't offer veggie sausages, to be honest no one has ever asked, but if you would like... More 

Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I stayed here last month while on the IoW for a wedding and was very impressed. The Pilot Boat is a short stroll from the beach and harbour and has 5 or 6 ensuite rooms, all nautically named. Mine was exceptionally clean, recently fitted and charming, with a comfy bed and a powerful shower in the ensuite. George and his... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, I am incredibly lucky to have fantastic staff, and the credit is due to them, not me, I really do very little! Please come and see us again, George Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

After calling in for a drink in May and liking the pub very much , we decided to book for a stay . I am very fussy, and if there is fault, I will find it . We had our Labrador Max with us too . We stayed in a room called Midships , at the front of the pub,... More 

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

I would imagine this is the MOST comprehensive review ever posted of any establishment anywhere in the world!!! Incredibly detailed and thorough review, thank you. You stayed for 4 nights during one of our busiest weeks of the year (week leading up to August bank holiday) and I have to admit me and the staff were all quite tired but... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is hard to fault as a pub with rooms. The rooms are not large but they are clean, very comfortable and have really well apppointed bathrooms with fabulous showers. Dinner was excellent and the wine list is a treat: a good choice of interesting wines at very fair prices. All credit to George, the gregarious landlord, and his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good pub with a mix of locals and visitors. Quirky exterior and rustic interior. Had lovely fish meal and well kept beer. Nice location close to the Harbour. Reasonable food and drink prices. We only ate there so cannot comment on the rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

A big thank you to George and his staff In particular Andrea who is soooo lovely💕 We have just spent 4 nights at the pilot....after a lovely welcome we found the Inn to be quirky, clean, comfortable, great pub food. We look forward to returning soon..... Sarah, Katie, Jill and Alan

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