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The Ship

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
+44 1900 823692
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 7 it was busy but we got a table and were made to feel so welcome. Great service, generous portions of tasty food, thank you so much.

Thank Scottishsassenach
Skipton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

They were extremely busy tonight but they managed to find us a table. The staff were lovely, our food was prompt and well cooked. Really great meal. We will definitely be back!! Thanks

Thank Alirh
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My friend and I had xmas lunch here recently. All in all a pleasant experience. Food was well cooked and plentiful.

Thank ludditelil2016
Chorley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely lunch, the best we have had over the last few weekends. But what made it better was the landlord/owner, so friendly, helpful and attentive to his customers. The food was fantastic, no frills but all homemade, we had the chicken and leek pie (proper pie, top and bottom) and chips which were just like Grandma used to... More 

1 Thank S33DYX
Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

After making a last minute booking for the same day lunch time, we were delighted that they could squeeze 15 of us in. Walked in to a beautiful warm cosy pub, was greeted by a lovely happy young lady who showed us to our table. It was quite busy but the staff handled it fantastically. The food was scrumptious ,... More 

Thank kilnerssharon
Workington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 8. 6 adults and 2 children. Upon arrival we were taking to our table and our drinks orders were took and menus handed to us. Our drinks arrived quickly along with colour pencils and colouring pages for the children. ( lovely personal touch ) We all ordered something different from the menu, food was beautiful and... More 

Thank Liamjnr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Well don't know where to start. Booked a table for 2 for Saturday night. First time I've ever been so was looking forward to it. Ordered drinks when asked for vodka and coke was asked if i wanted a pint or half. I repeated the order the girl read the order back to me and still only brought a coke!!... More 

1 Thank Martin C
English Lake District
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Ship used to be a regular haunt of ours but with the several changes in management of late its been a while since we visited this hostelry. So 20 of us booked for dinner on Saturday night to see what it was like. The first impression upon walking up to the bar for a drink on entering the Ship... More 

Thank CaptainCumbria
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Great food, warm welcome, very pleasant staff. What's not to like?? Very clean and we'll looked after interior. Nice and bright, comfortable pub with a good garden.

Thank John K
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Chosen at random to have lunch with long standing friends, not seen for quite some time. Cosy and welcoming dining room. Efficient and friendly service , all topped off with a splendid meal. Will certainly be making more visits, based on todays experieced.

Thank MichaelWilliamRoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 823692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?