Restaurants in Cowes, we are spoilt for choice!

We are very lucky in Cowes, there are lots of great places to eat and drink! It’s definitely worth booking ahead as they’re either very busy or quite tiny, either way they can get booked up quickly. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourites, most of them have menus on their websites to peruse…   These 2 are really popular with a bit of a buzz about them at the moment: The Grill  www.thegrillcowes.co.uk  see our review Coast www.thecoastbar.co.uk  see our review   Continue reading →

The Grill…a great new restaurant in Cowes

It’s always good to see new restaurants open in Cowes, and The Grill is a very welcome addition! Serving really delicious food from their all-day restaurant and bar using local meats and seafood cooked over a charcoal grill. Open everyday from 11am till late, food served from 12pm – 10pm Call 01983 200666 for reservations. http://thegrillcowes.co.uk/

Cowes Week 2016 bed and breakfast accommodation

Come and stay with us for Cowes Week 2016. We have 9 beautiful rooms, wonderful freshly cooked breakfasts using Isle of Wight produce and we are very friendly to boot! Free parking, great WiFi and only a 5 minute walk to Shepards Wharf Marina, 8 min walk to Cowes Yacht Haven and a 10 minute walk to Island Sailing Club. Minimum 8 nights stay. Room rates and availability are online www.the-caledon.co.uk, click on Book Now or call us on 01983 293599 to reserve your room.  

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 →

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 →

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 →

Sunset at Gurnard beach, Isle of Wight

Beautiful end to a beautiful day watching the sunset at Gurnard beach, Isle Wight! If it’s been one of those gorgeous sunny days when you know the sky will be putting on an evening display, there is no better place on the Island than Gurnard to soak up those last few rays of sunshine. Take a picnic or a bottle of wine, wrap up warm and watch the sun go down on Gurnard beach, or grab a window seat at The Woodvale pub and relax. Continue reading →