Welcome to The Pilot Boat Inn in Bembridge website

as featured on Channel 4's Four in a bed.  

Latest news

The Pilot Boat Inn now has a new manager, Mark.  George and Juliet welcome Mark to the team and wish him every success in running the bar and restaurant.   Mark is holding an opening party on Saturday 23 February.  Please do come and enjoy.


The Pilot Boat Inn is the only pub on Bembridge Harbour and is popular with holiday makers and locals alike.  Recently refurbished, the bar area has lots of seating, a pool table, guitars, games and tv.  It is always warm and cosy in the winter with electric log burner and welcoming staff.  There is also plenty of seating to the front of the pub and in the rear a sunny terrrace.   The dining area can be hired for small private events or dining.  It seats up to 30 people.  

Everyone is very welcome including your dog.  For sailors arriving at the marina in Bembridge Harbour there is a water taxi which brings you across the water.  The Pilot Boat Inn is not just a pub but offers you much more - great coffee, a good meeting place, friendly staff, celebration venue, mobile office and even a bed for the night.  We are open everyday throughout the year.



Our rooms

We have five lovely en suite bedrooms on the first floor.  They are available for one night or more throughout the year.  We have two king size double bed rooms and three bedrooms which can either be twins or super king sized double beds.  Three of our rooms look over the front of the pub towards the harbour with sea glimpses.  We are happy to have dogs to stay, for a small charge.  


For cyclists staying overnight, we have secure bike storage.  For walkers staying overnight, we can arrange for luggage drop off.   There are seven parking spaces immediately outside the front of the pub and free parking on the road.    

We do not serve food during the Winter but if you particularly would like something please contact us and we would be happy to arrange.  There are also plenty of good places locally we can recommend for you to try.  We are also very happy for you to order a takeaway from your favourite restaurant (we recommend Lu Shan, Oriental Kitchen, five minutes from the pub and they deliver).  We will provide the staff, table, cutlery, napkin and drinks.

Due to Covid-19 we are not open at the moment but looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

We are currently serving takeaways on Friday and Saturday evenings - please ring for further details

Exclusive to us a new travel partnership with Hovertravel

In partnership with Hovertravel we now offer a promotional code for a 50% discount for advanced bookings for any guests staying with us overnight or for longer periods.  We can also offer guests a 20% discount if you need to return to the mainland for a day for during your stay. 


As part of our Green Star Tourist Award we can now offer guests travelling by hovercraft (the only commercial one in the UK) our Southern Vectis Key Card Scheme.  This is a bus pass which allows guests free travel for a day across the Island on their fantastic bus network.  The perfect way to explore.  You can walk some of our wonderful footpaths and get the bus back!

It's great to be green!  Hover, sleep, bus, explore! 

Why not also try our wonderful old quirky London underground trains from Ryde to Brading and walk to the pub over the marshes (2 miles).  It's fun.

Sustainable travel

Have you thought about coming to the Isle of Wight without your car?  Travelling to and around the Island sustainably couldn't be easier and we are keen to encourage our guests to cycle, walk or use our excellent public transport.  We are happy to give a small discount to our overnight guests who choose to travel sustainably to The Pilot Boat Inn.

Ferry discounts when you book a room with us
The Pilot Boat Inn
Station Road, Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5NN
T: 01983 872077

Ferry discount with booking

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