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The Union Inn

Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
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Ranked #10 of 28 Cowes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Union Inn from 17th until 21st March and again 31st March until the11th of April, on business,with a work colleague. Not in the same room. Long enough to perform poorly in two pub quizzes, and listen to some very good live music. The food is of well above average quality for a pub. No microwaved meals... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to the claims on the web site we had a very disappointing stay. The rooms are fine but every other aspect is disappointing. This is primarily a pub when we stayed we were woken by a party goer knocking on the door in the early hours and the bar was open and noisy until 0200. Best avoided unless on... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to stay at the Union recently expecting something special. Why did I expect this, well two reasons, firstly the price of £109 per night suggests a high end experience? Secondly,there were several positive reviews on here. On arrival we were 'greeted' by the busy barmaid who was also acting as receptionist.After a perfunctory trip to our room the... More

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Olivia A, Owner at The Union Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our bed and breakfast! I must tell you that my staff and I are completely perplexed by some of your comments. Firstly we are a bed and breakfast with rooms above our Olde Worlde Pub, not a hotel. I am yet to go to or hear of a small bed... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A good English pub with standard pub grub. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the room quiet and clean. The breakfast was lovely and plenty of it! This location is excellent for the centre of Cowes and the sea. The pay & display parking doesn't start charging until 10am which was a lovely surprise. I wouldn't call it a... More

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bagshot surrey
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last night (8th March 2014), had a lovely room, small but well equipped, plenty of toiletries, towels, water, and kettle with various teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Everyone was incredibly friendly and locals very informative, there was a young girl who was new and she could not have been more friendly and very conscientious. Food was good, especially... More

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I've just returned from Cowes where i spent the weekend. The rooms are small but nicely furnished with contemporary fittings. The beds are really comfortable and the solid old walls ensure good soundproofing. The staff especially Sophie, Ben and the Barmaid who's just had a baby are really welcoming. And even an old geezer like me wasn't allowed to feel... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I'm delighted. Two years ago we had dinner in the Union Inn and it was very poor, I can only assume it has either changed hands or had a new chef since then. Last week I had and antipasto which had a generous amount of tasty meat and plenty of Parma ham with some lovely warm bread, followed by pork... More

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Washington & California
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

First of all the village of Cowes could not be more charming and The Union Inn is equally as lovely. The staff was really nice and we had a great room above the pub. Recently renovated with a modern bathroom and very big too. Breakfast was included. Loved the historic pub too. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I travel the world and stay in different hotels every week. They are usually part of a chain and quite bland. Last week I got a real treat and found myself at The Union Inn and what a great stay it was. The place is quaint, pretty and charming. From the outside it looks like a fairly ordinary bar but... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Glad we stayed here, I'd recommend it. Stayed in room 4, with the trendy wallpaper with faces on. Plus points: lovely receptionist and good helpful service all round; comfortable room; heating turned on before we got there hurrah!; bedside lights that work; tea tray; fabulous big showerhead. Minuses: the tray's rather shallow for the cascade of water from that fabulous... More

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Also Known As:
The Union Inn Cowes, Isle Of Wight
Address: Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Cowes
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Cowes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently under New Management, with a great vibe and a new menu, the Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way into town from Cowes seafront. Its just a short walk from the Red Jet passenger terminal in West Cowes. Ideally located in Cowes Old Town it is close to all the Yacht Clubs and in easy walking distance of the Marina.The Union Inn offers 6 newly refurbished, individually themed, en-suite letting rooms all designed and furnished in a boutique style. A haven for yachting enthusiasts, business people and holiday makers and an ideal all-year-round base from which to explore the Isle of Wight.Now re-open after a month long refurbishment the owner and staff are ready to welcome you to the cosy fireside inn, a peaceful retreat particularly during the seasonal hustle and bustle of Cowes’ many yachting regattas.Cowes has been seen as a home for international yacht racing since the founding of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1815. Cowes comes alive each June for Round The Island Race. The town famously gives its name to the world's oldest regular regatta, Cowes Week, which occurs annually in the first week of August. Later on in the summer, powerboat races are held. ... more   less 
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