The Lifeboat East Cowes

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T. +44 (0) 1983 292 711

Welcome to
The Lifeboat

Situated on the waterfront of the Medina River in East Cowes, The Lifeboat is already one of the area’s most popular bars and restaurant. We offer a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike – from land or water! Sally’s Water Taxis will transport you across the river if you’re coming from West Cowes, whilst you can also walk or drive to us via East Cowes.

The Lifeboat stands proudly over East Cowes Marina, which is a huge favourite of visiting yachtsmen in the summer, but also a family-friendly home-from-home for locals too. In the summer, our large outside decking area offers one of the best riverside dining experiences on the Island.

For many visitors to the Isle of Wight, East Cowes will be their first port of call, since the Red Funnel car ferry docks here, delivering its passengers from Southampton straight into the town centre.  
East Cowes is the home of Osborne House and was once a maritime industrial town and former home of British Hovercraft. One of the most arresting landmarks many people will see, as they approach from the ferry, is the vast Union Jack painted onto the shore side doors of the old hovercraft factory. Now, East Cowes is a small but busy town with a cluster of popular shops and a stunning marina development.

Free wi-fi in all of our pubs!

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Contact us

The Lifeboat
Britannia Way
East Cowes
Isle Of Wight
PO32 6UB

+44 (0)1983 292711