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The Pilot Boat Inn, Bembridge - pub details

Address: Station Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 40978) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brading (2.5 miles), Smallbrook Junction (3.8 miles), Ryde St. Johns Road (3.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.0/10 (rated by 7 users)
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Old Village Inn, Bembridge (0.3 miles), Windmill Inn, Bembridge (0.6 miles), Vine Inn, St Helens (0.9 miles), Crab and Lobster, Bembridge (1.1 miles), Propeller Inn, Bembridge Airport (1.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

user reviews of the Pilot Boat Inn, Bembridge

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Initially seemed a nice pub for a Sunday lunchtime pint, with a good selection of ales. Unfortunately the quiet lunchtime pint was spoilt when the tv was switched on and loud enough to make conversation a strain. As the rear half of the pub was set up for eating, there was no escape. Shame.
Burp - 11 Feb 2012 22:59
This used to be a great pub but is now disappointing. Has become a pretentious foodie hostelry devoid of atmosphere. Used to have live music, quiz nights and great value food. Now bland and unexceptional restaurant. No wonder the locals now avoid it. Suggest you do too.
potrix - 28 Dec 2011 22:52
I was looking forward to my visit to the Pilot Boat this Autumn. My first visit was in 2003. I've visited a couple of times between, every two years or so. It seems each time I do, I find the place has undergone work of some description.
Only a year ago, there was a little side room, just off the bar. This was a nice area to drink your ale and read the press. Unfortunately on returning this year, I found the place had yet again undergone work. The side room has evaporated and worst still the place no longer has the feel of a pub. It has become some fancy restaurant hybrid thing. I was unimpressed, took my Island ale outside, drank up and left. The only saving grace in my opinion now is the fact they still serve up ale, but for how long?? Surely only a question of time before a monopoly of fancy lagers served up in daft glasses shunt the ales from the bar. I guess this is a sign of the times. More and more the history, character and authenticity of pubs are being wrenched out in favour of money orientated and profit making generic and dull eateries which is what this has become.
The area outside is large, however. If you're there for a drink and a bit of a chat with pals - which is what a 'pub' used to be about, didn't it? - head outside, away from the hordes eating.
Jonnysaint - 10 Oct 2011 08:21
worth a visit for food our beer if your in the area. 3 ales on when I visited, including a local from goddards. menu looked good if your after some food, includes quiet a bit of local fish. not far from bembridge or st helens, on the bus routes as well.
fenix - 25 May 2010 15:49

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