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The Ship Inn

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Hesleden $$ - $$$ , British,
Ebony Stud Mickle Hill Road, Hesleden, Hartlepool, England
+44 1429 836453
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (2 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
“real ale” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ebony Stud Mickle Hill Road, Hesleden, Hartlepool, England
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Reviews (59)
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

sunday lunch was excellent, freshly cooked and attentively served, topped off with superb range of real ales which is constantly and imaginatively changing

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to The Ship Inn for a few years but pleased we called in on this sunny Friday afternoon. Peter the owner, went through the teatime specials with us, we gave our order then sat in the beer garden to enjoy our drinks. Went...More

1  Thank mcbarbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering for the first, we were warmly welcomed and attended too in manner that immediately made us comfortable. A great selection and choice of both food and drink. The ambiance of an old, untouched traditional pub, with a marine theme which held local History. The...More

1  Thank philipdowell54
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Having heard good reviews about this Pub, we went here to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Upon arrival, we found the bar man, how can I say politely, a bit odd. We ordered a pint of Guinness and a single G&T and were charged £9.30...More

2  Thank CastleEdenJohn
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We ate here during a weekend stay in the area. The food and place were excellent. The staff and owner were very friendly and we would recommend that you eat here if you are in the area. All the food was fresh and of excellent...More

1  Thank Holden33
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This was a fabulous place to stay for a bank holiday weekend and the food was OFF THE SCALE !! The kitchen door is open and you can see it's immaculate and yes we waited for a meal but it's all home cooked and presented...More

2  Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous meal we've had for a long time me and my partner ordered sirloin steak cooked to M/R my partner had sautéed duck served pink it just melted in your mouth service was excellent can't fault anything I would definitely recommend it and I...More

1  Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely terrible food. Asked for a medium rare steak with nothing on it and it came laced in garlic butter and cooked to the point that it was tougher than the sole of my shoe, i couldn't even finish it as my jaw was aching....More

2  Thank Aiden946
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visit went from bad to worse. Hadn't reserved our table, said we had rang the wrong number until we rang it again and their phone rang. 1 hour and 45 minutes to receive main course despite restaurant nearly empty. Wrong drink given, duck over cooked...More

2  Thank hAnnah0516
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The best pub we have ever been in, meals are absolutely fantastic. It is immaculately clean with a greart rang of real ales. Have been here many times and always look forward to sheila's meals, my favorite is the black pudding and haggis with peppercorn...More

1  Thank talos150
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Andrew b
Hello. Is this venue accessible for wheelchair users. Thanks
28 February 2016|
Response from Geordiejock2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes i am most certain it has try ringing 01429 8364583
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ebony Stud Mickle Hill Road, Hesleden, Hartlepool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool  >  Hesleden
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 836453
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