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The Ship Inn

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Church Road | Cockwood, Starcross EX6 8NU, England
+44 1626 890373
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with family on a busy Sunday . There were six of us, and ordered a variety of food. The food arrived in good time, and was very good, and tasty. We all had a main meal, and a desert, which was also at a good price. Has a great selection of real ales, but as we were... More 

Thank 168terry10
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing, the eating area was very busy so we thought we were in for a treat, but the service was poor, we had to find our own menus, and ordered home cooked, beer battered haddock and chips. After a wait of 35 minutes it arrived, with none of the usual accompaniments, again we went to the waitress station and... More 

Thank luzechspur2014
East Devon
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous little pub. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely staff and the food is consistently excellent. My husband and I have taken to popping in here for a meal when in that part of Devon and cannot find a single fault in the place (and being ex-publicans, that is flattery, indeed). We love it so... More 

Thank WriterAngie
SW England
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy the food here. How they manage to produce it in their tiny kitchen, I don't know. It is always nicely cooked and well presented. Their 'Specials' are fish or seafood which are unfailingly delicious. Sunday roast with all the trimmings is hard to beat too. Their friendly waitress Sheila is a real gem and makes you so... More 

1 Thank DevonNightowl
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch is served from 12noon onwards. Car parking is available. Warm log burning fires. Friendly staff. Fresh fish- I had the whitebait to start and mussels for my main, lovely! The only thing that they could've improved on would have been to have the white wine sauce that the mussels were cooked in to be creamy and substantial as it... More 

1 Thank Katie P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

First visit for us today, excellent selection, and really well cooked food. Very busy so booking is advised, but we didn't wait too long for our food. Sensibly priced. We will return in the future.

1 Thank richard j
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice friendly food good service a little rushed , dogs w come , we will come again.nice area for outside dining .

Thank Kay B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Cofton being shut completely on our last day of holiday 13 of us had a meal at the ship NOT a bad word to say. The food was wonderful and respectively priced. The staff were friendly too. I've eaten here before of which was great then, just wanted to review this time around to comment on such a... More 

Thank Transit85
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

What a surprising little gem The Ship is! Good old fashioned pub specials on the menu. Lovely atmosphere to the pub and the staff are so friendly. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Nickhol
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We ate here once during our holiday and found it to be a little lacking in ambiance and the food was a little below par but we did eat it nonethless.

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Cockwood, Starcross EX6 8NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Starcross
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 890373

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?