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The Pilot Boat Inn

) #12 of 21 Restaurants in Bembridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
+44 1983 872077
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch and ordered soup of the day which took 20 minutes to arrive while people who came after us were being served. On complaining the staff were very rudeMore

Thank Eric L
georgebris2w, Manager at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, we remember you well! You came in last Friday when we were very busy, you wanted to order food and we said it may take a little longer than normal to come as we had so many orders in (we are so busy because...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had an amazing meal! Very friendly barmaid good atmosphere very pleased we decided to pop in! Food was a "small" portion but was more than enough, fresh fish was delicious will definitely recommend

Thank Ruth C
georgebris2w, Owner at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, all our fish and seafood is fresh, often landed within feet of the pub. In addition we make our own scampi which is a particular favourite. Thank you for coming in, Best George

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interestingly shaped pub that serves pretty standard fare. Lovely warm welcome and great staff. Maybe slightly pricey, but OK.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

First class pint until it ran out. Good beer to a point but best there is in Bembridge. Service friendly without there being a patron. Food was sound without a wow factor - but very enjoyable. Overall the best the 'village' has.

Thank love_britain49
Reviewed May 28, 2017

A quick lunchtime visit to check out the place convinced us that an evening visit would be good. This decision was largely based on the cheerful, friendly girl behind the bar - what a star! Her welcome was warm when we arrived in the evening...More

Thank Slippersailor
georgebris2w, Manager at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

So glad you enjoyed it, apologies about the Mussels, we buy them in fresh everyday, not frozen like others, so quantities depend on a number of factors and they get sold out quickly. If you come again you can always phone ahead and reserve the...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017

We didn't actually eat or drink here but we were somewhat stranded with no signal and the girl behind the bar was really really friendly- she phoned a couple of taxis for us and helped us with the bus times which we really appreciated!

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We ate here early on a Saturday evening. The food was lovely and the staff very friendly. The home breaded scampi was delicious.

Thank UkBobcat
georgebris2w, Owner at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you, we make our own scampi, rather than buying it frozen like most places, and we sell out of it all the time!! Glad you liked it, Best George

Reviewed May 13, 2017

great food, atmosphere and location. The owner and his. staff are very welcoming. Would definitely go back again for good priced, good quality food.

Thank eeeeeeeeeeeeeee1999
Reviewed May 9, 2017

The Pilot Boat Inn was recommended to me by others and it was also recommended by the local press. I was dissapointed with the quality of the food as well as the surroundings. The cost of the wine was expensive at £17.50 per bottle, which...More

Thank phil c
georgebris2w, Owner at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thanks for your review. You don't say what was not right about the food so difficult for me to answer, but please contact me direct I will happily discuss, we of course want things right and if it wasn't then we will rectify. Our house...More

Reviewed May 9, 2017

Very friendly inviting staff. Great crab sandwiches and local ales. Good pit stop waiting for the bus

Thank DorisT5
georgebris2w, Owner at The Pilot Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thank you, crab is landed on the harbour right in front of us!! Best George

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Madeleine R
March 14, 2017|
Response from 313jules | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a very basic atmosphere and we didn't stay for Sunday lunch but whilst staying there the food we had was okay but nothing special , Sunday lunch maybe different.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Bembridge PO35 5NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 872077
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The Pilot Boat Inn looks like a boat! The pub is on the edge of Bembridge Harbour and is popular with sailors, cyclists, walkers, families and locals. Everyone is very welcome. The Pilot Boat Inn is open every day throughout the year for food, drink and accommodation. The pub has five ensuite bedrooms for bed and breakfast. Close to the harbour and beaches, and within walking distance of the village shops, the pub is an ideal location from which to explore Bembridge or the Isle of Wight.
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