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Clifton Villas - self catering in Cowes

YachtLocal services and attractions


Emergency/Useful Numbers
(In case of an emergency dial 999 for Police, Ambulance, Fire or Coastguard.)
Medical  
Cowes Medical Centre 01983 295251
St. Mary's Hospital, Newport 01983 524081
IDoc (out of hours Doctor) 0845 6092244
Dentist (emergency/out of hours) 0845 0508345
Cowes Police Station 0845 0454545
   
Local Taxis  
Anywhere Taxis 01983 281711
A1 Cars 01983 240000
Cowes Taxis 01983 294444
Aztax 01983 282828
1st Class Cabs 01983 295566
Ganges 01983 296666
Martin's Taxis 01983 281111
Tony's Taxis 01983 280200
   
Water Taxis  
Cowes Harbour taxi 07050 344818
Sally Water taxi 07831 331717
Folly waterbus 07974 864627
Folly ferry 07887725922
   
Southern Vectis Bus Services  
Buses from Cowes to Newport are extremely regular, about every 10 minutes. If you wish to find out a specific bus time or route, ring Southern Vectis on 01983 532373 or visit islandbuses.info
   
Yacht Chandlers  
Pascall Atkey & Son Ltd 01983 292381
Aquatogs 01983 295071
Spencer Rigging 01983 292022
Spinlock Ltd 01983 295555
Scotts of Wight (Ryde) scottsofwight.com 01983 812325
   
Sail Repair  
Medina Sail Care sailcare.co.uk 01983 248589
   
Dress/Suit hire  
Posh Frocks for Hire, Cowes 01983 289670
Cinderella's Dress Hire 07840 241496
Osborne's Tailors, Cowes 01983 280974
   
Dry Cleaners  
Johnson Cleaners, Newport 01983 527109
   
Supermarkets/Online grocery delivery  
Sainsbury's, Newport 01983 527431
Somerfield, Cowes 01983 293933
Tesco, Ryde 0845 6779586
   
Sailing Clubs/Water Activities  
Cowes Combined Clubs Ltd 01983 295744
Cowes Harbour Commission 01983 293952
Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 01983 296333
Island Sailing Club 01983 296621
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club 01983 292608
Royal London Yacht Club 01983 299727
UKSA 01983 294941
Island Youth Water Activities Centre 01983 293073
   
Miscellaneous  
   
Health spa  
BeCalmed, Health Beauty & Spa treatments  01983 296655
   
Cycle hire  
Top Gear 01983 299056
   
Churches  
Cowes Baptist Church 01983 247579
Cowes Methodist Church 01983 293282
Holy Trinity Church, Cowes 01983 293730
St Faith's, Cowes 01983 298370
   
Take Away Food  
Cowes has several good quality take-away restaurants some of which will deliver and take cash on arrival. All of the restaurants listed are in the town and just a few minutes walk. Some menus included in this pack.
Chinese Food  
Bamboo Garden 01983 295852
(7 Mill Hill Road – a 2 minute walk!)
China China 01983 200800
(will deliver) 01983 298198
Golden Dragon 01983 292888
Indian Food  
Bahar Tandoori 01983 200378
Cowes Tandoori 01983 296710
(will deliver)
Saffron 01983 291800
Kebabs  
Dalyan Kebab & Pizza House 01983 291555
(will deliver)
Medina Kebab House 01983 281333
Fish & Chips  
Chip Ahoy 01983 296763
Corries Cabin 01983 293733
   
Restaurants and Pubs  
Cowes has many pubs all within walking distance. Some are 'drinking' pubs, some also do good "pub grub". There are a few restaurants too in the town and we have also listed recommended pubs and restaurants elsewhere on the Island whether it is for a special occasion or a cheap family meal. It is always advisable to book a table particularly during the Summer and school holidays.
Cowes Pubs  
The Anchor 01983 292823
The Fountain 01983 292397
The Pier View 01983 294929
The Union Inn 01983 293163
Waterside 01983 293269
The Woodvale 01983 292037
(The Woodvale is in Gurnard but it is a lovely walk along the seafront and a beautiful view of the famous Gurnard sunsets on a clear Summer night)
   
Cowes Restaurants  
Tonino's Restaurant 01983 298464
Mojacs 01983 281118
Murrays Seafood Restaurant 01983 296233
Bann Thai 01983 291917
Lugleys 01983 299618
China China 01983 200800
Other recommended pubs and restaurants  
The New Inn, Shalfleet 01983 531314
(good dining pub focussing on fish)
The George Hotel, Yarmouth 01983 760331
(smart hotel, for special occasions)
   
Places of Interest / Attractions  
There are so many things to do on the Isle of Wight it is impossible to list them all
Attractions for children/families  
   
Indoor play  
Space Island, Lake 01983 405070
Jolly Rogers, Newport 01983 559272
   
Swimming Pools  
The Heights, Leisure Centre, Sandown 01983 405594
Medina Leisure Centre, Newport 01983 523767
Waterside pool, Ryde 01983 563656
West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater 01983 752168
   
Animal attractions  
Amazon World, Newchurch 01983 867122
Colemans Animal Farm, Porchfield 01983 522831
IOW Zoo, Sandown 01983 405562
Seaview Wildlife Encounter 01983 612153
   
Theme Parks  
Blackgang Chine, Blackgang 01983 730305
Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park, Nr Newport 01983 527352
   
Historic Buildings & Stately Homes  
Osborne House, East Cowes 01983 200022
Carisbrooke Castle, Nr Newport 01983 522107
   
Attractions in Cowes  
Northwood Park, Beautiful leafy park with children's play area, tennis courts, pitch and putt. 01983 280525
Cowes library & maritime museum 01983 293341
(internet access available)