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Pilot Boat Inn

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Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
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  • 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
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London, England
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four spent a night here on the May bank holiday. The previous nights were booked up so sadly couldn’t stay longer at this popular spot. We were very warmly welcomed by our friendly and attentive host and shown up to our impeccable and comfortable rooms. We dined in the pub that evening (a creative and modern menu)... More 

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U.K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here to have a drink after spending the day on the beach nearby, we walked in with our dog, not sure if dogs were allowed , and were welcomed by the really friendly people who worked there no problem . Don't be fooled by the outside, walk in and its such a quirky place , it's great... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Booked as a part of a package by Wight Wanders we were initially a little disappointed as the outside of the pub,although quirky in its boat design, looked a little jaded and the beer garden a little tatty. However the staff were friendly and the room was very smart, clean and comfortable. At breakfast we met the host who was... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed us! We are a bit quirky yes, not being part of a chain we value our difference from other pubs. Part of that is having interesting artwork, posters etc and the political poster is yes a political one but it is from 20 years ago (The Referendum Party) and doesn't refer... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stayed here with my partner and was very impressed with the standard and the price. We have stayed at a number of b&b's on the Isle of Wight, all more expensive than this and not as good. Our room was a reasonable size with a comfortable bed. The room was very clean and had a TV and hairdryer. The... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The staff are wonderful and welcoming. Food is served all day, of a high standard and reasonably priced. The Bridge room is one of six, clean and comfortable-set above the front of the pub and close to the road which can be a little noisy during the day but acoustic flooring means that any noise from the bar is kept... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Pilot Boat Inn is a very good place to stay. We stayed last weekend visiting the Isle, relaxing from a chaotic week, taking in the sights away from the mainland. I agree that the location is not very scenic but you are in a useful position to explore the Isle. The restaurant and bar seem popular with the locals... More 

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Long Crendon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent two mid-week nights here in February. The welcome was warm, the bedroom was smart and comfortable and the breakfast good. Unlike the bedroom, the bar/dining area and outside of the inn are fairly shabby. The location is across the road from the river estuary, Bembridge Harbour and the IoW Coast Path but none of these are particularly interesting or... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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