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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's like the tardis - small on the outside but huge inside!

Food was lovely and the place itself very quirky. The burgers are fantastic! It is also dog friendly which is great. We will definitely be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Somerset
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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Food was lovely and the place itself very quirky. The burgers are fantastic! It is also dog friendly which is great. We will definitely be back

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wandering around Cowes on a Monday night we had the good fortune to call into Union Inn for a drink. Eating in pubs is often a problem for my husband as he is coeliac (gluten free diet) and only restaurants cater for such requirements. Not so with the Union Inn! The waitress was SO helpful and my husband had a... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited here with our friends visiting the island. Food was good and the service too. The only thing i would suggest is extending the range of beers. Nothing local on pump, nothing interesting in bottles. Leffe on keg seemed a good idea, but too strong to drink in pints.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

First time in visiting cowes and the union inn, warm friendly greeting, quaint surroundings, ordered two crab bagettes for lunch with homemade chips and mixed salad, all half price on the ( monday madness) offer, very very enjoyable and tasty will defo be visiting again esp on a monday.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

went for dinner were pleasantly surprised that a meal deal "mad Monday" was on offer so half price food. I had their famous stake and mushroom pie and wife the fish pie. Food was well cooked but let down by lack of gravy for me and lack of vegetables for wife. The new bar maid managed to muck up a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic lunch fresh crab and really friendly staff Holly was exceptional as was the chef and the newly employed bar person If this is the norm I will be back highly recommended

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to the Union for a while. Today, a friend and I had chosen to go somewhere else to eat but it was closed. As we turned around to walk back to the car, we saw a sign outside the union saying "the best roast in town". This reminded me of a roast dinner I had had here... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A very nice traditional pub serving basic good - burgers and pies - but everything very good quality and well cooked. Good service. good ber. Nice atmosphere and good value for money. Worth a visit.

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

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  • 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: European, Pub

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