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Ship Inn

Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ship has new owners - Peter and Jean. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere, good home cooked food,and cosy accommodation is still there! Hope to stay at The Ship again soon!

Thank Tednorma
Jean S, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Ted and Norma, it was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Peter and I hope to see you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of November with our two children and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The new owners (Jean and Peter) made us feel very welcome and made our stay a very comfortable one. The room was very clean and...More

1  Thank Carl B
Jean S, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Carl. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay. Our family room is very spacious and ideal for 3 to 4 people who wish to take advantage of walking, cycling or sailing. Alternatively using The Ship Inn as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at The Ship for a quick lunch on an explore of the area. Its a good, down to earth pub with nice food and friendly staff. The atmosphere was a bit quiet when we went but it was an early lunch on a Sunday...More

1  Thank Nomad2k17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered in here for a drink a couple of times whilst staying in the area .The lad behinde the bar was friendly. There was a lovely coal fire going and they welcome walkers and dogs.

1  Thank sueflintshire
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We stayed near Coniston for a week in September and visited here three times. Great staff and good tasty food. We will definatly revisit when we return to the area.

1  Thank PhilH1961
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stopped off at the end of our walk - we were all rather damp due to the misty weather & the warmth of the welcome & the log fire did wonders to improve our spirits. We ordered a bowl of chips to accompany our...More

1  Thank julie r
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were staying at the local caravan club site and visited the Ship Inn on two occasions for our evening meal. The menu is quite extensive, serving everything from curry, pizza to pies and fish cakes. Plenty of vegetarian options too and reasonably priced. We...More

1  Thank Rural-traveller
Julie B, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for this great review - our very last as we retire today (Nov 2nd 2017)! We have handed over to Jean and Peter who are a lovely couple and will be retaining all the present staff. We wish them all the very best!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were staying at a nearby cottage, so we popped in for a pint on our first evening in the area. The pub is easily accessible either from a footpath above the road, or by the road itself if you are coming from Coniston centre....More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We always like to call in at the Ship Inn when we visit the Park Coppice Caravan Site nearby. This was our third visit and we dropped in on Saturday after a day out and about on our bikes. We got there early evening for...More

Thank Coulby_69
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This pub was roughly 10 yards from the front door of our holiday cottage. The beer was good and the service was great, especially the “Ed Sherran” lookalike bar man who had a story about everything and kept the bar fully entertained. We ate here...More

Thank Happyfromessex
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Lizzie Q
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Response from philipc59 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry 12&2
Cindy B
7 September 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
The Ship is a pub, so I think they'd justifiably be upset if you did, but Sara's currry restaurant and The Steam Bistro in Coniston both allow you to BYOB.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41224
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We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation,(one double room, one family room)with both rooms being en-suite.
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