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Cowes Ale House

Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
Review Highlights
Great beer, great atmosphere

Lovely friendly local pub. Good selection of beer and a couple of real ciders. Perfect for a lovely... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Jem T
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good Beer.

Have used this Ale House many times over the last couple of years and is always a good place to... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Cowes, United Kingdom
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“great beer” (5 reviews)
“live music” (10 reviews)
“big heart” (3 reviews)
Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly local pub. Good selection of beer and a couple of real ciders. Perfect for a lovely pint or two.

Thank Jem T
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Have used this Ale House many times over the last couple of years and is always a good place to visit. The Beer is always first class and is a reasonable price for real Ale. Some nights live music is provided and is always suitable...More

Thank nolly50
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We just popped into the Alehouse in passing. It was very friendly and when we talked to some customers they told us there would be musicians coming back later to play Irish Music. The Mermaid gin was delicious and the beers were good or so...More

Thank WelshCariad01
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Just popped in because I heard a blues band playing. They were excellent and so was the pub: Even though I was travelling solo I received a warm welcome and loved watching the band getting its mojo workin'. Thanks

Thank Diptych
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Great selection of ales/strong continental lagers / small dwellings big heart ..has quiz nights ,folk nights and loads more ... Try it ...brill.

Thank Russell M
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very small alehouse with a variety of real ales and ciders racked up behind the bar. No food served but pies available. Clearly a popular venue with only a few tables - due to the narrowness of the place there is not much space for...More

Thank fork_handles
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Went two nights in succession and somehow managed to get a table both times. Small, atmospheric traditional pub with very well kept beers and live music on Friday. Selection of pies served to stave off hunger. Just a great venue for grown up drinking.

Thank larry0808
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny bar which serves ale straight from the cask. There were 3 ales on each night and we tasted them all ...all brilliant. On Friday night there is music ...we saw a great little 2 piece band . Go ...it's great !

Thank AdrianBlomefield
Reviewed August 27, 2016

There aren't many places to sit in this narrow bar and I probably wouldn't stay here all evening but it's worth seeking out for their selection of well kept beers . Staff are friendly and it seems a little less tourist orientated compared to some...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Second time I've visited this bar.. 3-4 ales straight from the barrel, simple bar snacks like scotch eggs, pork pies and toasted sandwiches and a warm friendly atmosphere meant that although we just popped in for a swift pint we ended up stopping for 2...More

Thank Chris C
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paulette H
Is food served in evenings in September
September 24, 2015|
Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
The Cowes Ale House falls into the new micro-pub model of pubs that is fast gaining ground in the UK. They tend to occupy small High Street shop premises. The Cowes Ale House sells pubby type snacks but not, I believe... More
paulette H
Is there food available in the evenings in September?
September 24, 2015|
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Response from SPSCaterham | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes food served 11am – 10pm every day. However there are lots of restaurants to choose from seconds from the hotel. Hope this helps.