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The Ship Inn

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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All reviews burger beef pudding salad fish and chips the pub beer garden great atmosphere two nights ate here porlock hill evening meal sunday lunch restaurant area lovely meal generous portions warm welcome
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Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday evening, we felt it was very safe and the owners had done a good job at making a small pub covid friendly. We had a baked camambert which was divine followed by the rump of lamb which was delicious....My partner had ribs which were great, all homemade and very tasty. We also visited the ship down on the weir for a light lunch, as good as this one. Same owners and similar menus but not the same :)More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

Excellent food at the lower ship, Porlock Weir. So good I went twice. Lovely setting and great log fire. Fitted me in twice during covid without a booking despite them being busy.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Had a great night. Service was good and food was delicious. Thank you. Would return again to enjoy another evening here.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

What a great little find. We booked in advance and following a walk in Porlock Weir, had a wonderful lunch. Great food, loved my fish and chips (great tartar sauce which tasted like it was home made), delicious burger for my husband and good sized...kids portions, filled our hungry 9&11yr olds. Service was just as good and they have the appropriate socially distance rules in place without it feeling too different. Would recommend and also be back when next down this way.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

This was our first visit to The Ship since the Covid-19 restrictions were put in place. We felt safe and at ease. As always, there was a warm atmosphere and the service was friendly, efficient and entertaining! The food was excellent. Three of us had...different mains and desserts and we were all happy with our choices - Duck Breast, Homemade Burger and Lamb Chops, followed by Baileys Tiramisu, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Three Chocolate Mousse. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and we hope to eat there again very soon.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Very busy but the service was really good, the food good too and overall good value. Surprised by how big the place is.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

Four of us had a comfortable table near the wood burning fire. Met by a very enthusiastic waiter, James, lead to our table. All Covid compliant. Lovely menu , a cut above the rest. Tasty starters eg Duck confit leg Bon Bon’s. The steaks were...cooked perfectly. Great beers and wines. In fact we revisited five times whilst at Porlock, partly because it is such a comfortable place and we made use of their WiFi!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

The menu here is excellent and has an excellent range of ales. a must for camara members and any one who enjoys great food and a pint.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Stayed here in October on the deal 2 nights for 2 B and B £95 well worth the money. Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast good. We ate on the friday night and the food was excellent. Good size rooms clean and comfortable. Only down side...was the shower curtain that clings to you when having a shower.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020

Took advantage of their £95 two people,two nights bed and breakfast rooms small but comfortable ,clean and tidy breakfast excellent all food superb .staff friendly and attentive atmosphere brilliant the only thing I would change is the horrible shower curtain in our room (3) all...in all highly recommended 😀More

Date of visit: October 2020
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22 June 2019|
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Response from fatcaz | Property representative |
Yes we will. Menus will be on the website early September
5 November 2018|
Response from fatcaz | Property representative |
Of course - 6.30pm until 8.30pm. If you have a dog then suggest eat in the bar area with the log fire. If you are an early eater then the kitchen is pretty much ready to go by 6.15pm so come on down around 6pm, grab a... More
3 October 2018|
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Response from fatcaz | Property representative |
Yes we are.
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