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The Union Inn is the oldest pub in Cowes, offering individually styled boutique rooms just a 5-minute walk from the bustling marina. It has a bar and a restaurant serving traditional home-cooked food.

With a flat-screen TV and a CD and DVD player, each contemporary room also has a sleek private shower room. Free tea and coffee and ironing facilities are also provided.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the Lounge Bar. It also serves varied lunch and evening menus, using fresh, local produce. The popular pub stocks a range of real ales.

Massages are available and guests also have free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Cowes ferry terminal is only 200 yards away, whilst many of the historic yacht clubs are also within a few minutes’ walk. Charming shops, pubs and restaurants surround the Inn.

This is our guests' favourite part of Cowes, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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The Union Inn has been welcoming guests since 18 Oct 2011.

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Situated in the best rated area in Cowes, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Breakfast to go

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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 2
Small Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 2
King or Twin Room
  • 1 large double bed
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Family Room
  • 4 single beds
  • 2 single beds and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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4 reasons to choose The Union Inn

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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

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About The Union Inn

Welcoming guests since 18 Oct 2011

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  • Where can cars be parked and is it safe/secure Thank you Jamie

    Good morning, We only have on street parking at the Union Inn, sorry for any inconvenience.

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    Answered on 28 April 2021
  • If we book 2 rooms for one night on Sunday 2nd May, will breakfast and dinner be served?

    Good morning, Due to COVID restrictions we are not currently doing dinners but there will be a breakfast in your room. Kind regards

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    Answered on 28 April 2021
  • Good morning, are you still open? I am looking for one nights stay on Thursday. Many thanks, Ben.

    Good morning Ben Yes we are still open, if you would like to give us a call I would be happy to get that booked for you. Kind regards Charlette

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    Answered on 30 November 2020
  • Hi, planning a trip over Christmas, 24 to 27 Dec, can you confirm you are open. We are from Peterborough Cambs, in Tier 2, plan to drive and then come on the ferry. Can we book a table for food one night? Thank you.

    Good morning Ben Yes from the 2nd Dec we are allowed to open our pubs and restaurants on the Isle of Wight. If you would like to give us a call we would be happy to get that booked for you. Kind regards Charlette

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    Answered on 30 November 2020
  • Do you take small dogs

    No sorry we don't allow dogs of any size to stay with us

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    Asked about: Small Double Room • Answered on 16 October 2020
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Osborne House
    1.6 miles
  • Calshot Castle
    3.2 miles
  • Carisbrooke Castle
    3.9 miles
  • Robin Hill
    5.9 miles
  • Bucklers Hard
    6.3 miles
  • Beaulieu Palace House
    7.6 miles
  • Beaulieu
    7.7 miles
  • Haslar Marina
    8.1 miles
  • Netley Abbey
    8.3 miles
  • Bursledon Brickworks
    8.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Number 3
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar The Coast
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Portsmouth Harbour
    8.7 miles
  • Mary Rose Museum
    8.7 miles
  • Port Solent
    10.2 miles
  • Southampton Guildhall
    10.9 miles
  • The Mayflower Theatre
    11.1 miles
  • Ageas Bowl
    11.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean The Solent
    0 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Calshot Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Browndown Point Beach
    5 miles
  • Stokes Bay Beach
    6 miles
Closest airports
  • Southampton Airport
    13 miles
  • Bournemouth Airport
    23.7 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    56.3 miles
How to get to The Union Inn from Southampton Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 restaurant on site

    The Union Inn

    Cuisine: British

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Union Inn
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules The Union Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 23:00


06:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Union Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Legal information

Managed by a private host. EU and/or national consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more

FAQs about The Union Inn

  • Check-in at The Union Inn is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Union Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • The Union Inn

  • Guests staying at The Union Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Breakfast to go

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from The Union Inn.

  • The Union Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at The Union Inn include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double
      • Family

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Union Inn by:

      • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h 40min

    • The prices at The Union Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The Union Inn is 150 yards from the centre of Cowes.