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Ship Inn

26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
+44 1803 556481
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
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“mixed grill” (9 reviews)
“gammon steak” (4 reviews)
“nice pub” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As my partner, Terry, was working New Year Eve day, we didn't get back to Paignton until after 6pm. We went to the Ship Preston/Paignton as we'd heard it had been refurbished and had a new menu. Just about managed to get a table, in...More

Thank beatie123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As above rubbish !!!!!! Customer service rubbish attitude of landlord crap ! Will not go back while he is there

Thank stiber2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited twice in the last week, firstly on the afternoon of New Years eve with my family when we had a table for ten booked, several items on the menu were unavailable but we were only informed of this ten minutes after payment...More

Thank Borisbongo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had pre-booked for a table of 16 well in advance of a family birthday on the 27th December at 7:30pm. The manager on duty is well aware of his shortcomings on this particular evening, so I will stick to the facts. We went to...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Ship on a number off occasions. But this last time yesterday New Years Eve left me angry and disappointed. I rang up on Christmas Day to book a table for 5 on New Years Eve, we arrived at the time booked...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Christmas dinner here again this year. We weren’t expecting much, but these expectations were not met. Whilst the food in a place like this is always going to be average, it is often good value. And that is why we returned this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have used the ship inn several times in the past for a swift pint or a quick bite but the last time I ate there the food and service was terrible, see earlier review, HOWEVER following a re-fit recently I decided to give the...More

Thank Idealdave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on December 14th as a first visit. I noticed it has been revamped recently as it was closed for bit at the end of November. Interior very nicely done. Car park pay and display before 6pm but you get the money back when ordering...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Lovely Party at the Ship Inn for my big 60 birthday, all my guests had a great time and after the refurbishment it really is looking good i recommend a visit Thank you for the lovely food and your hospitality the flowers you gave are...More

Thank braedene
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Went for dinner tonight to the ship.. great food and service our waitress was so friendly she was called Rebeka if you get her serving your food everything will be fine she was more that helpful and nothing was to much trouble.

Thank joanne01803
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We have frequented the ship many years treating it as a local and to dine with visitors as a first choice. on the main good service, good food, priced at you get what you pay for. (except a bottle of wine). Attitude and quality was very poor last time. First reason was a manic night., too busy. My point...At the time of ordering at the bar around 7.30ish, the person taking the order did not know that one of our selection was not available due to no silton sauce., but was overheard by the manager so we were alerted to this and able to choose again. Order placed, chips replaced with jacket potatoes (as dietry problems you don't need to know this). Paid. Then we curiously asked how long and was 45 to 50 mins. Ok was a bit long but ok. We played cards. Around 20 past 8 the person who had taken our order came to inform us that there were no jacket potatoes and could only offer chips, mash. Not acceptable to the two simple chicken orders and a diet problem. Was gone a while to find out what else they could do and then came back and negotiated a salad with one meal and a bap with the other.... food was delivered about 12 minutes later and the one steak meal had the sizzling onions burnt onto the sizzle. The rest was delicious. final outcome.. refunded one meal, miserable night ruined by poor housekeeping and attitude. Off my list now what a shame
15 September 2016|
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Response from Elliot dale A | Reviewed this property |
I agree the management needs to get its act together, this establishment is in a great location, just a shame the service is a shambles.
william h
18 January 2016|
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Response from Janis T | Reviewed this property |
Hi.,sorry I don't know if they are dog friendly in The Ship. Quite possibly outside, like most places. Enjoy your meal
27 November 2015|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
It says it all! Try the Manor just around the corner, great food, cooked how YOU want it and great friendly atmosphere especially on Friday nights with the music.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 556481
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