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Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
01983 293163
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cowes best burger.

Lovely Cowes, it's a pleasure to walk the pedestrianised streets, searching for a mobile 'phone signal AND somewhere to eat. There are really too many choices from greasy spoon to posh and everything in-between. However, whilst there are nice cafes all over the world, the British Pub is unique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Adam G
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

What a shame, lovely staff great little setting but food so bad we left most of it and snuck out. What a waste of £21

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely Cowes, it's a pleasure to walk the pedestrianised streets, searching for a mobile 'phone signal AND somewhere to eat. There are really too many choices from greasy spoon to posh and everything in-between. However, whilst there are nice cafes all over the world, the British Pub is unique - and sometimes only beer will suffice. Our host had already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and visited The Union Inn tonight (Friday 20th March) at 18.00hrs for something to eat and drink. It was recommended in the Good Beer Guide and so I decided to give it a try. I was rewarded with a very pleasant experience. An island bar dominates a pleasant area set aside for drinkers and diners. The decor is... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here for lunch not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Food was very good not lots of choice but definitely enough. The staff were friendly and service good.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

An interesting place in an interesting part of West Cowes, seemed popular and the food looked interesting, but the beer was not at it's best.

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited on a Monday evening , and were welcomed by friendly and efficient staff ,Jodie, Mandy and Sophie. The pub was really busy, and this added to the atmosphere, along with the log fire!The menu was compact with a good selection of burgers, and homemade pies. We shared a starter platter which was varied and loads of it !... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Firstly the good news. The staff were very friendly and the deserts were good. The pub has been redecorated recently and to us it seemed to have lost its character around the main bar. It is now very bright . There was a log fire all set up on this cold night but not lit (although the pub was nice... More 

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

Hello Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to review our pub! You are right, we have had a refurb! If you look back at previous reviews you will see time after time complaints about the pub being too dark and people having to read the menus with the lights from their phone, so your comment about it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Booked into the Union for a double birthday celebration, bar staff, Sophie, Jodie and Mandy were fantastic very accomadating, making sure we had everything we needed, as well as advising on the menu, I had the seafood chowder recommended by Sophie, she also recommended the sharer bowls which we had for starters. The food was excellent, packed full of flavour,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The staff make this place what it is, so lets here it for Jenny, Jodie, Danni, Mandy, Sofie, Holly, Paulie and Derek. And don't forget Alex and Jamie in the kitchen.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were in Cowes today (13/1/2015) it was cold and very wet. We fell into The Union Inn. The open fire blazing with crackling logs. Ordered a pint of Leffe and settled in front of the fire..... Toasty but unfortunately there was no food Kitchens closed for essential work. :-( But the pub is lovely Quirky and shabby chic. Lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01983 293163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, European, Pub

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