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The Mess Canteen & Bar, Cowes

The Mess Canteen is a great little bar in Cowes High Street. The food is really good – Mark’s favourite dish is their amazing fish cakes, I have a penchant for their delicious burgers with rosemary fries and my bro-in-law Rob nearly always has their lovely big slab of ham with egg and chips. YUM! The Mess is also a really fun evening venue, well known in Cowes for their fruity jam jar cocktails, definitely worth a visit. The Mess Bar & Canteen, 63 High Street, Continue reading →

Coast Bar and Dining Room Cowes

Without doubt the most popular place to eat and drink in Cowes, Coast bar and Dining Room guarantees a buzzing atmosphere! Great food and wine with friendly service in a relaxed setting. Booking recommended as its always busy whatever the day of the week. On our last visit there for a friend’s birthday, Mark had an excellent Bembridge crab and chilli risotto and I really enjoyed my Pork Fillet in Orchard Pig Cider & Mustard Sauce. I am also a fan of sharing a selection of their Continue reading →

Taxis in Cowes

If you are staying at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes and need to arrange a taxi to or from work or a wedding, then here are a few local firms you can call. TJ Taxis – 01983 520274 or 07768 426645 Cowes Taxis – 01983 294444 Rounsevell Taxis, East Cowes – 01983 280800 We really would recommend that you try and book in advance, as it can be really difficult to get a taxi at short notice. Also ask for a rough idea of price Continue reading →

Meeting room in Cowes

If you need a meeting room or interview room in Cowes, Isle of Wight then please give us a call to discuss on 01983 293599 or drop us an email at stay@the-caledon.co.uk. We have three elegant rooms available for your use in our beautiful guest house; if you are after a relaxed environment you can choose to chat over a coffee on comfy sofas in our Reception room. This can also be used as a great meet and greet area. If you want to hold Continue reading →

Check Out Time

Our usual check out time at The Caledon is 10.30am, which we hope you will find allows plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast before you depart. If however you would like to stay a while longer and have that well deserved lie in, you can extend your check out time to 1pm for just £10. To choose this option when booking on our website, simply select Late Check Out on the Booking Extras page (after you have selected your room). If you have already booked then Continue reading →

Accommodation in Cowes for Red Ensign and UKSA courses

Come and stay at The Caledon Guest House Cowes while on your course at the UKSA or Red Ensign Training. We are only an 8 min walk from UKSA and a 4 min walk to Red Ensign Training. We provide peaceful luxury in comfy rooms with free fast wifi and a great cooked breakfast each morning. Most rooms have a desk for studying into the evening if you need or you are welcome to work in our reception room.  We have a small fridge and microwave for Continue reading →

Delicious home made jams from The Fruit Bowl, Newchurch

Made by Barbara and Alistair Jupe, The Fruit Bowl jams are simply delicious. Raspberry & Loganberry, Gooseberry & Elderflower and Tayberry & Redcurrant are just a few of their flavours (and my favourites I might add). They are so good, that whatever fruits they have in season, and therefore jams, we buy in to offer our lovely guests. Absolutely nothing nasty in them – no preservatives used in making the jams and no insecticides used to grow their fruit, just lovingly home made fruity goodness. Continue reading →

Local Apple Juice from Sharon Orchard

I never knew that apple juice could taste just like biting into a fresh apple until I tried Sharon Orchard’s apple juice. Each variety is stunningly different and delicious. We serve Cox and Bramley at The Caledon at the moment, and once picked, pressed and bottled later on in the year we are keen to get Braeburn in, our favourite! Run by Sharon McNally, who kindly delivers to us personally, the Orchard boasts over 4,000 apple trees, growing 20 different kinds of apple. They are Continue reading →

Live Like This

Looking for the perfect gift but no idea where to begin? ‘Live Like This’ in Cowes high street is the place to go! Run by Tracey and Matt and their lovely team, Live Like This is a beautiful interiors, lifestyle furnishings and accessories shop with a friendly and fun atmosphere. It’s a real girlie destination selling everything from jewellery, bags, mugs, candles to cushions, clothing and greetings cards. The only problem being that you’ll want to buy everything in there for yourself, be warned! http://www.livelikethis.co.uk/ Brilliantly, Live Like Continue reading →

Chocolate Mad Cowes

If you’re looking for something really fun to do for the afternoon while in Cowes, why not try a very informal couple of hours in Cowes brilliant Chocolate shop ‘Chocolate Mad Cowes’. For as little as £30 per couple you can have a go at making truffles, lollipops and bars of delicious chocolate! Great idea for a winter weekend once you are feeling windswept and shopped out! Chocolate Mad Cowes is run by a friendly team and is situated at 13 Bath Road, Cowes. Just give Continue reading →