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Essex UK
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were walking the coastal path between Sandown and Ryde when came across the quirky looking pub. The desire for a pleasant glass of white wine became a necessity at such a lovely place. The bar staff were friendly and very helpful even if it was only for a glass of wine but it made us feel... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have lunch at The Best Dressed Crab but they were full, so came across the Pilot Boat Inn by accident. Really quirky place with lovely staff, who, although they were young, were friendly and efficient. We only wanted a very light bite to eat and so both of us had a 'starter' consisting of crab, smoked salmon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the Pilot Boat Inn for a weekend break for 6 adults and 4 Golden Retrievers. From the welcome when we all arrived, to the checkout when we left, I cannot fault George and his team. All of the staff were friendly, nothing was too much trouble, and the food in the dog friendly restaurant was delicious. We ate... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, you were delightful guests, and I m so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are incredibly full, both rooms and pub, so I guess we must be doing something right! Best George More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly young lady welcomed us and helped us put our bikes in the lockable bike storage boxes. It was reassuring that the bikes were secure. Lovely pub with lots of artefacts and interesting paintings. We stayed in "Midships" room which was fine. It was very clean and must have been recently refurbished. Tea and coffee making facilities with nice biscuits.... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, so glad you enjoyed it, we get a lot of cyclists staying so we know how important secure storage is. Best George More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Sandown from the Ferry, looks very quirky from the outside, lots of tables to choose from which was surprising for a Sunday lunch time, the menu is varied traditional pub fayre and a Sunday roast was available (only one meat choice) we opted for the small appetite section and the portions were... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing, we like the fact you think we are different, we are a freehouse so do our own thing, and one of the reasons we are so packed is because we are different from mainstream pubs!! The pictures get changed regularly and some are worth a lot of money, some are cheap and tacky but key is... More 

Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the pilot boat inn for a late lunch after a day out in Bembridge. The layout and size of the place is unassuming. The staff inside were very friendly, seating and service were quick on what was a quiet day. The food came out prompt and was tasty, I ordered a ploughman's lunch which was good, lots of... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, our plough mans is a firm favourite, Best George More 

west glamorgan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just come back from a two night stay here. lovely clean and very friendly b/b..very friendly staff always helpful.. we stayed in the Bridge room at the front of the b/b, spacious room with extra seating area right byy the window, big comfy bed and pillows, lovely nights sleep....amazing shower very clean and modern bathroom looks like it hadn't long... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Never been described as the 'cabaret'!! I do try to amuse guests with my silly jokes, glad you appreciated me (or humoured me!!!). You were delightful guests and would be welcome back anytime, Best George More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We came here as a family early one evening for a meal. We were actually expecting more of a nautical themed place but were not really let down by the fact that it was a pretty regular pub with a fish tank! It was all clean and fine. I asked for an adjustment to be made to a salad to... More 

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George B, Owner at Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it sounds as though we've nearly got it right, we will of course try harder, please come and see us again, Best George More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service. Ordered two ploughman's which were huge! Plenty of fresh bread, cheese and salad. They checked our meal was OK which was a nice touch. Too full for dessert but will return again. Outside seating as well but too hot the day we visited. By the house boats which is worth a look.

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Pilot Boat. Our room, (midships), was small but big enough for our needs an was very clean. The bathroom was also spotless, well decorated and had a wonderful, powerful shower. Breakfast was great and we experienced friendly chat from George and other guests. Very much recommend the Pilot Boat Inn, would absolutely stay again.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique boat-shaped pub located on Bembridge harbour with 5 all new ensuite cabins (in 2012), all beautifully appointed, above pub which was completely refurbished in 2011 and serving all fresh, made in house pub food, including homemade burgers, fish pie, local crab salad and fresh off the boat fish. Also sofas, roaring fire, piano, beer, three outside terraces and attractive friendly staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pilot Boat Inn

Address: Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
Price Range: $113 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pilot Boat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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