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smallish but with character. A good choice of ales and especially the german dark beer. live music... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Cowes, United Kingdom
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Monday evening sees a regular folk night - it's very 'cosy' but such fun - if you play an... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Ronny F
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

smallish but with character. A good choice of ales and especially the german dark beer. live music often. Good platter snacks i.e. meats cheeses. worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julianandhelen
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Monday evening sees a regular folk night - it's very 'cosy' but such fun - if you play an instrument bring it along or join in with the singing if you dare! Other music events happen over the weekend. One for the old traditionalists who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronny F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a great little place to enjoy a beer or two and the locals are very friendly. We spent an hour or so enjoying and joining in the banter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Caters of ale-heads, cider drinkers and lager lovers in equal measure. Nice cosy venue much preferred to the other local pubs (of which there are several).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great little ale bar. A few nicely chosen beers and pilsners and very friendly barman. It was a Saturday afternoon when we called in as part of a small bar tour while on holiday. I would love to go back again and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debaaaaaay
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Small but friendly, comfortable and fun live irish music .....we had a great time and there is a small patio at the back for privacy and to enjoy the sun

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacques M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Situated in a main street in Cowes, this tiny pub oozes charm with its traditional style of decor and thankfully not a tv screen in sight. There are regular beers on draught, but also a selection of real ales pulled straight out of the barrel....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Allatsea107
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank David W
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paulette H
25 September 2015|
Response from andrewcA2182ZA | 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.