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The Union Inn, Cowes Town, Cowes

Watch House Lane
Cowes
PO31 7QH
Phone: 01983293163
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Fuller's

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Reviews of The Union Inn (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Steve C left this review about The Union Inn

I was drawn into the Union by a sign in the window that extended a welcome to dogs, goats, children and chickens. Upon entering my children were a little disappointed at the lack of farmyard animals, but after a week of sleeping above a stable in the New Forest I was glad of the rest bite. There is a table under the windows either side of the entrance and the bar is U Shaped. There is more seating in the rear section of the bar where there is also a fireplace. The toilets are located at the very back of the pub beyond an L shaped stone floored seating area. I suspect that this area was once the yard, but has at some point been covered.
This is a Fuller’s pub so the four ale options were London Pride, Oliver’s Island, ESB and HSB. A standard keg range was also available alongside Leffe and Seafarers. Pub grub is available with most main dishes costing under £10. There is a quiz every Wednesday from 20:30 and the pub is licensed until 2am, although I am unsure which days this license covers and whether it is used regularly. Accommodation is available.
I found this pub to be a proper local’s boozer with a polite governor and harmless clientele. I would include on a crawl of the area.

On 31st October 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Union Inn

A Fullers pub in a characterful whitewashed building in a narrow alley off the main road. A bit of character inside the fairly cosy horseshoe shaped interior - pub carpet, aqua and white colours, fireplace, chairs and stools covered in map print fabric. Shame it's been knocked through a bit. Rear conservatory type extension. Four on from the Fullers stable - Summer Ale, HSB, Pride and ESB. I went for ESB and it was pretty underwhelming. Also pretty expensive - £7.60 for half and a G&T. At least friendly service but I wouldn’t really see a need to go here again when the vastly superior Cowes Ale House is just up the road serving lovely local beer at sensible prices. 6.5

On 10th July 2016 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Union Inn

This Fullers pub is slightly away from the main drag but is still popular with drinkers. The large main bar is carpeted, has a brick fireplace and is quite cosy. There is a smaller carpeted area to the side and a flagstone-floored restaurant room at the back. The staff are friendly, but a little slow on the uptake. Customers are mainly locals, but a few yachties have ventured down here when the Anchor is full, and the occasional tourist pops in. There is free wifi, thankfully not Fullers's own. The pub runs quiz nights, and there is a cheap pub menu. Fours ales on, 3 Fullers and a guest. I had the guest, which was Elgood's Golden Newt, a fine pint in good condition and most enjoyable. A wholesome, civilised place to spend the evening and good for inclusion in a crawl.

On 25th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Ryde Esplanade, 8.3 miles, 2 hr 48 min walk (show)
Ryde St Johns Road, 8.48 miles, 2 hr 51 min walk (show)
Ryde Pier Head, 8.7 miles, 2 hr 55 min walk (show)
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22nd Jul 2017, 12:08
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22nd Jul 2017, 12:08
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - There is a loyalty scheme though. - last updated 09 October 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 10:30pm
Monday7:30am - 11pm
Tuesday7:30am - 11pm
Wednesday7:30am - 11pm
Thursday7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 11pm
Saturday8am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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