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The Ship Inn

Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
+44 1803 752348
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sea food” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little pub with sloping ceilings and little stairs that make it unique. Had dinner here one night, food was good proper homemade grub! Both had the pie of the day which was tasty and came with mash and veg and an amazing gravy on...More

1  Thank missbaker0104
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely village pub with plenty of character and lovely friendly atmosphere. We only meant to stop for a pint but the food going to other tables looked so nice we had dinner too which was beautiful. My only disappointment is that I'm only in...More

1  Thank mdr1973
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad we made you stay - and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Get away from Dartmouth crowds. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Ok Good beer. Well worth a visit. Lovely host. Try it!

1  Thank Picpoul
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon,.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

My wife and I had a very pleasant evening at this family owned pub. The steak was fantastic and the wine reasonably priced and good. Everyone there was very friendly and the service and ambiance was excellent. A few nights earlier my son and I...More

1  Thank keith g
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here on my way to a business meeting and was treated to lunch by friends. I had the rainbow trout and it was delicious - beautifully cooked and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables which complimented it perfectly. They had some great looking gins...More

Thank Berkscouple2
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely words - hope to see you again when you aren't driving and can sample our gins (or our new wines). Michelle & Kevin

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant meal with the family. Roast lamb was delicious. Daughter is fussy and they catered for her brilliantly.

Thank Alexa P
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Glad we were able to assist with the fussy eater - although we would never say she was that way. Hope to see you again. Kevin & Michelle

Reviewed 8 March 2018

We ate and drank here with family and friends over New Year and more recently. Always a super-friendly welcome in newly refurbished surroundings with very good quality home cooked food. Would highly recommend and we'll be back soon. p.s. great band on new year's. Bring...More

1  Thank Colin M
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hard to say that Spring is here but with snow outside today it seems a long way off. Hope to see you when the sun is on the outside. Kevin & Michelle

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Michelle and Kevin have done a great job freshening up this delightful pub but without losing any of the atmosphere. Four of us (plus our dog) were made to feel really welcome and enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch - roast pheasant with all the trimmings...More

Thank DevonMac1
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Kevin & Michelle

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Barman was very friendly and welcoming. Good choice of beers. Food - oh dear. Scallops ok although with mushrooms? Chicken wings that disintegrated, didn't taste of chicken and had no flavour whatsoever. I raised with the friendly barman and he took them back and said...More

2  Thank LondonPhil27
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the chicken wings. These are a barbecue wing (which are 100% chicken) and not spicy - which we do not claim. Obviously we are disappointed that you did not enjoy the chicken wings, but this is...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Ship is now under new management,the new owners are lovely and very welcoming.We have had several meals here and have not been disappointed,the chilli is really good.Today we had a Sunday roast, my husband had beef and I had the chicken, it was delicious...More

Thank beverley541
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi Beverley Thank you for your positive comments and glad you are enjoying Michelle's food. Its still early days but we things are all going well and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kevin & Michelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Kingswear
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 752348
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The Ship Inn is at the heart of the beautiful South Devon village of Kingswear, looking across the river Dart to Dartmouth and Brittania Naval College. Our delicious home cooked menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasonal harvest of local goods that we use, and whether a quick lunch time bite or something more substantial, you can be sure that we have something to satisfy. We are proud of the reputation that the Ship Inn has for real ales, and we continue to offer a great selection of both local and regional beers, with something for every beer drinker. Wine lovers will definitely find something to inspire them at the Ship Inn, where our interesting wine menu is regularly supplemented with special wines. We look forward to welcoming you. Kevin & Michelle John and the Ship Inn team
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