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The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great old style pub. Even had old style opening hours. Friendly locals and owner. Will certainly return.

Thank Boscale1
Marlow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We popped in for Sunday lunch and were pleased to see that they were offering a roast. The pub is very cosy with an open fire but as this area was full we ate in the restaurant which is a room just off the bar with very little character. We both ordered the roast rib of beef which came with... More 

Thank EnglishLady
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Ship Inn, Kingswear is a must eat place for anyone who enjoys great food. There is a wonderful selection of local fresh caught fish dishes on the menu, plus a good selection of meat dishes and vegetarian choices. Meals can take a while to appear at your table after ordering depending how busy they are. However, when you order... More 

Thank Philip S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great little pub tucked away in Kingswear but the landlord was friendly and also very witty and obviously a hit with the local clientele. Food was delicious and great waiting staff too.

Thank mjansley
Topsham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Three of us ate here in the Wednesday of Regatta week and we all had the delicious grilled fish dish which came with well cooked chips and salad. We were really pleased and it was good to have individually cooked food on such a busy night. A lot of staff who were very efficient. We tried to get in on... More 

Thank Angus M
Toton, null, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Popped in here early on dinner time and decided to have lunch on the spur of the moment and there was only two other people in the pub. Nice views a little dated décor but this is no problem, however I did see some white animal hairs around and on seating and the pub did not smell fresh considering it... More 

Thank NOmisK_13
nr Windsor
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

First meal out of our holiday and chose the Ship based on positive reviews. On the upside, it is a pub full of character and history and that, for some I imagine, is part of the charm. But, you can't make a feature out of it being tired and tatty. The food was alright, local fish in batter wasn't any... More 

3 Thank gbreen
Blackmill, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The food was ok here but the service is not that friendly. We agree with an earlier comment that you must make tourists welcome if you need that trade. It all felt a little clicky

3 Thank johnandjuliefreeman
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The Ship is a proper, no-frills traditional pub, so don't come here looking for a gastropub experience. The food is very good and reasonable value, and we found the welcome very warm - for both ourselves and our dog. Everyone was really friendly. The views across the Dart alone are a good enough reason to come here, and I'd recommend... More 

Thank Flamenco_Sun
York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited The Ship on our first evening in Kingswear as a family of six adults from Yorkshire. Made to feel perfectly welcome by the staff who, although a little eccentric, have possibly been reviewed harshly by previous posters for their skewed sense of humour and idiosyncrasies. This is a local pub for local people in a small, sleepy area of... More 

Thank Graeme P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Kingswear

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