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The Ship & Castle, East Cowes

21 Castle Street
East Cowes
PO32 6RB
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Ship & Castle

How funny - 7 years after the last review for this place and I enter with some trepidation (it is one of the smallest pubs I've seen and we are in a global pandemic).

Guess who is the first person I see in a full bar?

Only the bloke that looks like the Sea Captain from the Simpsons.

Three real ales on in this Good Beer Guide 2021 entry - and I can never ignore a Fullers ESB - even if something more LocALE was available.

Small outside area.

Proper drinkers pub. The direct opposite of the other GBG Entry in town - the Lifeboat.

On 6th July 2021 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Ship & Castle

A basic back-street boozer, a marked contrast to the yachtie pubs in the area, although it does retain a nautical theme - a working pub, though, not a comfy cruising bar. The landlady is an experienced sailor and has a tale to tell of her own Atlantic adventures. There was only one other customer in, a sailing type who reminded us of The Simpsons's Sea Captain. Other occupants included a small, mad dog, a caged budgie and goldfish in a tank on the bar. The overall feel is of someone's grannie's back room with rising damp, but it's homely. The walls support a flat screen tv and nautical pictures. The only ale on was GK IPA which was OK, good for a quiet pint or three. Happy to pop in when passing.

On 24th May 2014 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Ship & Castle

A narrow corner pub in white render and black paintwork. In the GBG 2010

The interior is of course, one long narrow room, with quite a small bar area accessed more easily at the side entrance. The is lots of ship and other naval ephemera and pictures on the walls. There was Sky TV and a dart board. The decor is in keeping with the exterior, white and black wood panel. The service was fine and the clientele a good mix.

Beer; tap stuff with a good choice of the more uncommon handpull beers for the Isle - Hopback Summer lightning, Hampshire Brewery's Tumbledown and a pretty decent Vale Brewery's Golden Eagle.

A smashing little place, worth more time than the swift ale i could manage

On 15th April 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Ryde Esplanade, 7.6 miles, 2 hr 26 min walk (show)
Ryde St Johns Road, 7.78 miles, 2 hr 30 min walk (show)
Ryde Pier Head, 8 miles, 2 hr 34 min walk (show)
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6th Jul 2021, 15:09
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6th Jul 2021, 13:40
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 February 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 February 2018 by ROB Camra
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