If you’re looking for fantastic dining options, then Cowes is the place to go. With its long history of welcoming sailing visitors from all corners of the globe, Cowes has put itself on the map for eating and drinking.
As befits town built by the sea there are of course, plenty of different ways to enjoy fresh Isle of Wight seafood and fish in Cowes. Whether it’s fish and chips enjoyed straight from the paper whilst watching the last yachts of the day come in or a sit-down meal of the catch of the day in an historic 18th century building, there’s plenty of choice.
There’s an eclectic mix of other dining options in Cowes; wood fired pizza, delicious curries, top notch pub grub served in an historic pub or tapas from the Basque country. If you fancy a stroll (and a taxi back) here’s some great dining options away from the centre of town – try The Little Gloster in Gurnard or the friendly Lifeboat pub in East Cowes.
Cowes is well known for having a vibrant nightlife based around the great array of pubs in the town, many of which host live music at the weekends. There’s always a great atmosphere in Cowes pubs, whether it’s the middle of winter or the height of summer.
The Trinity Theatre is located in central Cowes and offers different productions and events throughout the year.
During Cowes Week, Northwood House hosts a range of different events including out door theatre. It is also the main venue for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival held in October every year.
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Head to MOOCOW’s stylish, futuristic bar and garden for a taste of the unusual. The modern interior is full of quirky touches, splashes of colour and clean lines, making an airy and comfortable space to dine and have a drink.
The Folly Inn is an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up the river from Cowes in Whippingham.
Small micro pub
Here at Murrays we search hard to source the very best and freshest local, and regional ingredients to compile our ever changing menus. Choose from the set price lunch and dinner menus or our Catch of the day board.
We have been called "the best little restaurant in Cowes", so come and try our excellent food and service in our warm and friendly restaurant and experience it for yourself.
Located in the English sea port town of Cowes, the Fountain Hotel has recently been refurbished to present a traditional style.
Restaurant and bar with rooms.
Family run Italian restaurant, running since 1979.
Located on The Parade, The Yachtsman has an enviable terrace with views over The Solent and beyond.
Traditional Indian Cuisine, our dishes are cooked by one of the best chefs in the south. Set in a warm and elegant atmosphere in Cowes.
The Prince of Wales is a traditional pub with a friendly and lively atmosphere.
Nestled in the heart of the Gurnard countryside close to the sailing capital of Cowes is Cowes Club leisure club.
The Woodvale has been offering traditional hospitality to locals and holidaymakers alike for over 80 years.
Situated in the picturesque village of Gurnard overlooking The Solent, The Woodvale boasts a traditional bar, a newly renovated function...
A favourite with locals and visitors The Anchor is one Cowes' oldest and most loved public houses. Friendly, welcoming staff and a warm atmosphere all year round, The Anchor offers delicious home cooked food using local produce, a wide selection of...
Set in the heart of Cowes, we serve locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting - all day, every day
Trinity Theatre is owned by one of the oldest amateur dramatic societies in Britain.
Amabi is the new restaurant and tapas bar in Cowes that infuses Basque Country cooking with the best fresh Isle of Wight produce.
Come in for some of our specially blended coffee roasted on the Isle of Wight, choose lunch from our selection of...
The Red Duster re-opened in March, as always with excellent brand new menus and wines.
Cowes Yacht Haven represents the heart of the international sailing world in Cowes. Whether you are looking to berth your boat or entertain corporate clients in a unique setting, Cowes Yacht Haven has it all.
The Travellers Joy is a countryside pub well known for its range of real ales and good pub food (including fish dishes, all time favourites, vegetarian/pasta, grills, burgers, ploughman's lunches and jacket potatoes), which is available both...