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Union Inn Pub

Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
01983 293163
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Ranked #19 of 49 restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: European
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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English first
Gosport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited Isle of Wight as part of Cowes week. Had lunch in this pub's restaurant. Plenty of tables extending right through. Menu selection and 'specials' available. Chose their seafood platter and it was excellent. Smoked salmon, mackerel, 1/2 pint of prawns, bread rolls, salad leaves all on a wooden platter. The service was warm, friendly and efficient. Be sure to... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We popped in just for a quick drink, and although it felt a little overpriced, we had too pints of Belgian Lager which really were good! The bar man was really attentive and welcoming and the pub itself had a good atmosphere, attended by both locals and visitors to the area. It has a good menu although I haven't eaten... More

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Authentic, old pub with very pleasant bar staff, who made us very welcome. We sat out in the small beer garden at the back where we found some welcome shade on a very hot day.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a pity - On our many visits to the Isle of Wight we have always enjoyed a meal at the Union Inn. Traditional Fish and Chips now off menu, Seafood Platter also - not to speak of the other meals we have enjoyed in the past. The Union Inn now appears to cater mainly for fast food - i.e.... More

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

Dear Guest We are very disappointed to read your review, especially as you didn't actually stay to try our new menu or even, as it would appear from your review, read it! After a brief breakdown of our menu I will explain exactly why we are so confused as to why you couldn't find anything you like. After an extremely... More

staffordshire
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had passed the Union Inn many times on our visits to Cowes over the years, but never gone inside, but on this occasion the Fountain Inn where we usually ate had a long wait for food, so we ended up in here and we are glad we did!! Its a lovely old pub and the staff are very friendly.... More

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Whitley Bay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Visted one lunchtime, very quiet so service was no problem. Friendly staff and good food. We chose half pint of prawns for starters, just enough for two. Home made steak and ale pie was very tasty and pan fried salmon superb. This is a popular pub with the yacht crowd as we discovered when we tried again on the Friday... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a group of 8 on Sunday 8th June. The service was the worst I have ever experienced bar none. At best, we got one word answers from the barman/waiter, often he just grunted. Every request was too much - 'May we please have some sauce?' led to an eyeroll and a grunt, for example. One... More

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London
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A pleasant place for a meal, very friendly attentive staff, no problem with kids. The food was good, served in good time. Only one issue, the table had been wiped, but it was still tacky, please wash out your cloths more efficiently

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went to Comedy Club night. Really good and good food, too.Will definitely go back to pub just for dinner and/or drinks. Good staff and nice atmosphere.

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Isle of Wight
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We live on the Island and like to visit local hotels/pubs, to recommend them to family and friends. Whilst we have eaten at the Union on many occasions, we booked an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast, as a sneaky break from routine. The room (3) was gorgeous, with masses of space and all the comfort you would want. The... More

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