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Union Inn Pub

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$$ - $$$
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Watch House Lane, Cowes PO31 7QH, England
+44 1983 293163
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of Cowes best pubs with a cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and good quality food at reasonable prices. But if you go on Mondays food is half price so an absolute bargain. They also do live music on selected days too. thedealhunter

Thank munro685
The Villages, Florida
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262 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Pet friendly, cold beer, locals, friendly service. Good feel of an English pub. Located on a side street, you can't miss it as you walk the main street. Waterfront right there.

Thank Katherine G
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere inexpensive and dog friendly to eat over the period between Xmas and the new year and were running out of options. And then we found this place! We all ordered the burgers - two of us had beef burgers and I had the chicken burger. We also ordered fries which were separately priced. We weren't... More 

Thank SharonE72
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on last night of holiday. Very quiet but staff friendly and nice atmosphere. Oliver Island beer superb.

Thank Vikki C
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 26 November 2016

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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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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196 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?