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The Old Ship Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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7 The Ridgeway | 7 The Ridgeway, DT3 5QQ, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, England, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5QQ, England
+44 1305 812522
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out to dinner with my family last Friday and it was great to see new management. The two ladies were so friendly and welcoming and created such a great atmosphere. The food has improved since I last visited in December and the cleanliness! I had fish and chips and it was all homemade and delicious. Great prices too! So... More 

Thank Julie S
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on the off chance - new management apparently and we were give a lovely friendly welcome We were the only eaters in the restaurant but the place as comfortable and cheerful. The Tempura Prawns were superb - large, crisp and fresh - not dried out as sometimes happens. I sampled the liver, bacon & onions and the liver... More 

Thank Keith B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank heavens this beautiful pub has now got new owners! Everything is just lovely, it's clean and friendly, flowers on tables and in the ladies loo. There is the most lovely wood burner in the main bar which adds to the cozy atmosphere. The new people are both called Kate which helps after a few pints of real ale! Three... More 

1 Thank PamelaJT
Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New landladies made us very welcome. Cozy atmosphere, with real log fire. Lovely menu, food delicious. Easy parking. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

1 Thank Sherry1706
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely find! Ignore all reviews before 16 Feb! We liked it so much we went in twice whilst we were down for the day, house hunting. We were met by lovely smiles from the staff. The beer was good.. hubby had a draught Speckled Hen. Food was delicious and plenty of it. Service spot on. The atmosphere was... More 

1 Thank susanbrooks8508
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Called in to have a few drinks last night, as it was the new tenants first day of opening! We were greeted with a smile from Kate & Kate and were made to feel very welcome, the wood burner was on and the feel was very nice! We stayed until closing time !! We have not eaten there yet, but... More 

2 Thank Michael B
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great company, good beer, good food, warm...what more do you want? Oh and great staff, polite and helpful

Thank Mike E
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

On our way for a spot of lunch at the upwey wishing well, we changed our minds at the last minute. Thought we'd give the 'ship Inn' at upwey a whirl but wished we hadn't bothered. We are not fussy but on receiving our ham salad sandwiches were extremely dissapointed. No butter on the bread and the salad was lettuce!!!!!... More 

Thank nikkinoonywe
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is worth a trip, It has a good selection of real ales and a really nice menu. They are a very friendly bunch and give excellent service. The food is very good and reasonably priced. I went there for lunch and had a nice time. I'll be back

Thank tim_davies_99
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Old Ship were obliging enough to make me a veggie lasagne, as the veggie options on the menu are very limited. I wish they hadn't bothered. It was burnt and very dry. Just a small amount of spinach between pasta sheets. The garlic bread was the consistency of carpet. I was with 5 other diners who all had various... More 

1 Thank McFluffy_cat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Ridgeway | 7 The Ridgeway, DT3 5QQ, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, England, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth  >  Upwey
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 812522
17th Century village inn serving great beers and home cooked food. Set in the beautiful village of Upwey, the pub is steeped in history and features in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Under the greenwood tree'. We cater for all occasions and have darts and skittles facilities.

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