Pubs in Cowes
The Duke of York is the nearest pub with a well stocked bar featuring a variety of real ales as well as popular beers and wines. There’s also a restaurant serving fresh cooked food including fish dishes.
Tel: 01983 295171
A short walk from Bell Cottages, The Anchor is situated at the heart of the Cowes Yachting scene. Opposite the Cowes Yacht Haven and only a few minutes from the Red Jet terminal. The Anchor has a great convivial atmosphere and serves decent pub food, good ale and a warm welcome throughout the year. It was here that Princes William and Harry convened for their cousin Peter Phillips stag do.
Tel: 01983 292823
Just a short stumble from the Redjet terminal, the Pierview is one of the more legendary pubs in Cowes, popular both with locals and visiting yachtsmen. It has a reputation for serving fine ale and porter to merchants and seafarers since the early 19th century, when the Prince Regent was a frequent visitor to Cowes.
Staff are always friendly and the beer and food is certainly above average. Try a traditional cask ale or the house speciality, ‘Dark and Stormy’, a tall glass of ginger beer topped with Gosling’s Rum. An open fire in the winter and open doors in the summer make for a warm welcome year-round. Families are welcome in the top bar and, in the winter, a choice of Sunday roast is available.
Tel: 01983 294929
Located in Cowes Old Town, The Union Inn is the first pub you come to on your way to the Cowes Parade and seafront. The bar has a traditional feel and is dog friendly! As a Traditional English Pub with an excellent selection of beers, it is mentioned in The Good Beer Guide 2011 and recommended by CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale. Families are always welcome and family meals, with portions for children and toddlers, are served either in the bar by the open fire or in the restaurant area.
Watch House Lane, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QH
Tel: 01983 293163