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Small, friendly and good real ales

What an ale house should be. A friendly, welcoming bar with an ever changing selection of well kept... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cowes, United Kingdom
Very enjoyable

You cannot go into Cowes without popping into the Cowes Ale House, you have to try the ales. the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an ale house should be. A friendly, welcoming bar with an ever changing selection of well kept real ales. It's quite small, but large enough to accommodate live music, usually on a Monday evening, and a pub quiz on a Wednesday. Certainly worth a...More

Thank Allatsea107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot go into Cowes without popping into the Cowes Ale House, you have to try the ales. the staff and locals make you feel very welcome.... even though we did not win on the rafle lol

Thank suze007
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Cowes Ale House is a cracking little pub located just up the hill from the Red Jet terminal. Nice selection of ales and ciders. On my last visit , they were serving a local brew from the Yates brewery , well worth a pint...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great little Ale House just up the hill from the high street. It has an old world charm out of the 1930ish. The seats are wooden benches with stools and beer kegs. The ale is from the barrel on the counter and...More

Thank Rogers-Rambles
Reviewed 28 February 2018

It takes a while to find it but you'll feel very welcome when you do. Several real ales and cosy olde world furniture and a nice chatty vibe is encouraged like in most such places.

Thank Stueeee
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We regularly attend the quiz on Wednesday evenings and thoroughly enjoy everything about it. Great beer, great quiz and lots of fun. Get there early though - it’s not a big pub!

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to this real ale pub after visiting another pub where we had a nice lunch and good beer. Initially the atmosphere was of stale tobacco - as a reformed smoker i did not enjoy this at all - closely followed by e-cig vaping...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

One of the best pubs we have been in on the Isle of Wight At the end of the High street in Cowes Great atmosphere we visited during the buses and beer weekend This was for us the highlight of the weekend pubs

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Enjoyed visiting here, managed to get in using a wheelchair, and had the bonus of there being accessible toilet facilities that were spacious and accessible. Went in for their beer as they had local brew as well as others, but all was good, served well...More

Thank modernitymark
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here with great friends and a fab Live band, music and drinks , a perfect mix, small but friendly place , quality drinks in a great atmosphere !Xx

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paulette H
25 September 2015|
Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
The Cowes Ale House falls into the new micro-pub model of pubs that is fast gaining ground in the UK. They tend to occupy small High Street shop premises. The Cowes Ale House sells pubby type snacks but not, I believe... More
paulette H
25 September 2015|
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Response from SPSCaterham | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes food served 11am – 10pm every day. However there are lots of restaurants to choose from seconds from the hotel. Hope this helps.