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Eating out in Cowes

Restaurants, inns, pubs and cafés in and around Cowes

The Anchor – High Street, Cowes

With its long seafaring history, Cowes is the world's premier yachting centre. Throughout the year, the town is a favourite destination for thousands of visitors, many of them participating in or following the great sport of sailing.

Just a few paces away and facing the entrance to Cowes Yacht Haven is the ideally situated Anchor Inn. Dating back to 1704, it is reputedly the oldest pub in Cowes. The inn serves traditional and contemporary food, offers a wide range of real ales and has an extensive wine list. Live entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night.

Open 11am till late. Food served midday–9.30pm

Children welcomeDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 292823
Postcode: PO31 7SA

Consort Restaurant & Bar – York Avenue, East Cowes

Adjoining the Albert Cottage Hotel, the Consort is open to non-residents for relaxed dining with delicious and fresh local produce and a varied menu. Pop in for breakfast, coffee, cream tea, bar snacks and evening dining. The restaurant can be hired for private functions. Booking is advised.

Open 7.30am–10pm

Children welcomeParking availableDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 299309
Postcode: PO32 6BD

Corries Cabin – Shooters Hill, Cowes

A centrally located contemporary restaurant and takeaway in vibrant Cowes, offering great fish & chips and a wet fish counter with fresh haddock and cod and others available to order. Corries Cabin prides itself on great customer service and using fresh local produce.

Restaurant open 11.45am–9.30pm in summer and midday–8.30pm in winter

Takeaway open 11.30am–11pm in summer and midday–10pm in winter

Children welcomeVegetarian menu

Tel: 01983 293733
Postcode: PO31 7BG

Duke of York Inn – Mill Hill Road, Cowes

When coming to Cowes, be sure to visit the Duke of York. Ideally situated for town and marina. Family-run establishment offering an extensive restaurant menu with quality accommodation. Your congenial hosts are Barry and Sally Cass.

Children welcomeParking availableDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 295171
Postcode: PO31 7BT

Folly Inn – Folly Road, Whippingham

The Folly Inn, perched on the banks of the river Medina at Whippingham, is a delightful Wayside Inn that is individual, charming, full of rustic character, and oozing atmosphere. Add to that cask ale, good wholesome freshly cooked food and a friendly cheery crew and you have discovered somewhere really special.

Children welcomeParking availableDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingPet friendlyEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 297171
Postcode: PO32 6NB

The Lifeboat – Britannia Way, East Cowes Marina

The Lifeboat is an extensively refurbished waterside free-house with a wonderful sun terrace overlooking East Cowes marina. Freshly cooked food is served all day by efficient and friendly staff. A fine selection of real ales is available, including the locally brewed Fuggle-De-Dum, as well as a broad range of Enotria wines. Booking is advised.

Open 11am till midnight. Food served midday–9.30pm. Breakfast (summer) 8–10am

Children welcomeParking availableDisabled accessVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 292711
Postcode: PO32 6EG

Lugleys of Cowes – The Parade, Cowes

Enjoying panoramic Solent views, Lugleys of Cowes is the ideal location to relax and enjoy fine dining, including a full menu of freshly produced lunchtime dishes and evening à la carte dining in elegant yet informal surroundings. A fully-licensed bar is open all day. Booking is advised.

Open 10am–3pm and 6pm–11pm. All day Saturday. 10am–4pm Sunday.

Children welcomeVegetarian menuOutdoor seating

Tel: 01983 299618
Postcode: PO31 7QS

Octopus Garden Café – High Street, Cowes

Trevor and Rose welcome you to their family-run café and bistro with a Beatles theme. Packed with memorabilia in unique surroundings. Child friendly with plenty of toys and games to keep them entertained. Bookings taken. Large groups accommodated. Recommended by the Sunday Times 2002 Urban Brunch Guide.

Children welcomeDisabled accessVegetarian menu

Tel: 01983 291188
Postcode: PO31 7OL

Union Inn – Watch House Lane, Cowes

The family-run Union Inn is situated in the famous yachting town of Cowes just 100 yards from the seafront. Over the years we have built up a reputation for quality home-cooked meals. With an extensive menu offering traditional cuisine and a daily specials board. Enjoy locally produced beers, a selection of wines and other beverages.

Children welcomeDisabled accessVegetarian menuPet friendlyEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 293163
Postcode: PO31 7QH

The Woodvale – Princes Esplanade, Gurnard

Woodvale is perched on the esplanade at Gurnard, enjoying truly magnificent views across the Solent. Whatever the occasion, savour an extensive menu of wholesome freshly cooked dishes complemented by blackboard specials, fine wines and a range of traditional cask ales.

Open 11am–11pm. Food served midday–2.30pm and 6pm–9.30pm on weekdays and all day at weekends

Children welcomeVegetarian menuOutdoor seatingEvening entertainment

Tel: 01983 292037
Postcode: PO31 8LE