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The Union Inn, Cowes

Watch House Lane
Cowes
PO31 7QH
Phone: 01983293163
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Union Inn

A slightly kitsch but nonetheless pleasant town pub. The rambling interior is a bit dark, not helped at all by walls and ceilings being painted olive green (at least it's not grey). There is a nice corner by a fireplace with a couple of old Chesterfields though, which is very cosy. At the back a former yard has been covered over, although it is clearly still a yard, so doesn't achieve much. A Fullers (ex-Gales) house, with London Pride, Seafarers and HSB on draught.

On 22nd September 2020 - rating: 7
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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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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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Union Inn, Cowes
22nd Sep 2020, 10:19
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
22nd Sep 2020, 09:47
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  • 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 _
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