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Union Inn Pub

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Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
+44 1983 293163
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly pub, does food and rooms if you want to stay in Cowes. Convenient location in the high street near all the restaurants and sea front

Thank jenninegardiner
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was the designated driver so was drinking coffee. I can highly recommend their decaf cafetière - I had two! The others had real ale which was the best served ale whilst we were on the island. If you like real ale they definitely know how to store and pour it. We also had dinner here. I had the UFC... More 

Thank gigs
Swanage, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The white wine was bordering on disgusting. However, there was beef stew on the menu which my husband loved. The platter I had was good but not as advertised and definitely over priced. Wouldn't bother, there are better places to have a drink and meal.

Thank Gazania186266
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place!! We went with our 2 dogs who were welcomed and offered water and bonio biscuits. The staff were adorable and treated us as if we go every day. As for the food...oh my goodness!! We had the homemade pies which were full of huge chunks of meat and delicious. The vegetables (not just two veg but... More 

Thank Annette S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional pub and being dog friendly helps on the cooler days. The barmaid obviously a dog lover happily sat with our Jack Russell and fed him biscuits. A great visit all round.

Thank Julie D
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick coffee as it was dog friendly. I can see why they won four in a bed title very friendly and eager to please . If in cowes please drop in and try it out for yourselves.

Thank Andrew R
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Food was great and the staff were lovely and friendly. The location was on the HighSt of Cowes. Locals go here so must be good.

Thank Devonian2014
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is how all pubs should be. Good pub food and a nice atmosphere. When I arrived late Dan the chef had his coat on and was about to leave, but he stayed behind just for me. All the bar staff are friendly. Karianne's wit, kindness and guileless charm are truly exceptional. I sail (which is why I visit Cowes)... More 

Thank Johnnie_12
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Called in here recently as there was live music on which drew us through the door. Lovely inside, friendly staff, beers good and the musical duo just made it a great place to be.

Thank Ian T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Such a friendly place, lots of banter, dogs welcomed, good food, excellent staff and, along with a great pint of beer, not to be missed. Pub is much bigger than it looks when you peer in the window, just go inside. If you want an honest, good pub - this is it.

Thank Sue B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 293163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?