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The Ship Inn

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48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:15
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of space in this traditional, but renovated, pub. The food is traditional pub food, nicely cooked and enjoyable. We went early evening for dinned and it was very pleasant. Friendly and helpful staff. Goff range of lagers and beers. The real ales were ones I had come across before but maybe they have others in due course.

Thank tonycaegarw
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic service, good atmosphere and Fab food good choice from the menu, thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tracy B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Called in here after seeing other good reviews and struggling to find somewhere we could take our dog what a good find, everyone was so friendly and we had a lovely warm welcome, we had a mixture of fresh fish and steak which were fantastic, so much so we have booked for Sunday lunch tomorrow cannot recommend highly enough thank... More 

Thank Valerie S
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good but customer service was very poor. My friend who booked the table did feedback to them by on line questionnaire and did not recive a response. Very disappointing

Thank Cath A
Russell W, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cath I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience when dining with us. We try to pride ourselves on great customer service at all times and will be looking into what happened on this occasion. Would you be able to tell me what online feedback questionnaire your friend filled out as I am unaware of... More 

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152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a no frills pre-theatre meal as the Regent Centre is directly opposite. You need to book a table in the restaurant as it can get very busy. The menu contains a good selection of starters and main courses and the quality of the food is very good with service to match. If the restaurant... More 

Thank David L
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here this evening with my family for our first night in Christchurch for dinner and can honestly say that the food was fabulous. I had the pan fried turbot with squid ink risotto and it was really very good and I am a fussy eater Everyone else cleared their plates, which I always take as a clear indication of... More 

Thank Denise B
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

not everything on the menu was available. one of our group is vegetarian they didn't have the veggie roast. the meals were good, i had coque oh van which lacked green vegetables. the fish my husband ordered was greasy. pudding also was a disappointment as there were not fruity hot deserts.

Thank Joy S
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went a second time to The Ship. It was good the first time, dog friendly and very enjoyable sitting in the rear garden in the sunshine with a glass of wine and a tasty meal. We'd taken the bus into town and it was nice to relax without worrying about driving. We went in by car the second time,... More 

Thank Haydn J
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of Christchurch food festival. Sadly staff seemed completely non pluses about customers, sitting in the back half or pub at three o'clock had a reserved sign slapped on the table while chatting with friends, no eye contact, no comment, just a waitress with far too much attitude! Not needed and def not a great welcome to the... More 

Thank DinerSouthsea
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the restaurant twice now and will definitely be returning. on both occasions the pub was quiet, not how I remember the Ship, however this suited us as we were there for a meal. The food is all freshly prepared and made from quality ingredients, yet prices are still very reasonable. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank WyvernBournemouth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 474799

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