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Second smallest ale bar on the isle of white

This is a great little ale bar. A few nicely chosen beers and pilsners and very friendly barman. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alfreton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice pub ...good bear

Small but friendly, comfortable and fun live irish music .....we had a great time and there is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jacques M
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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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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.