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Ship Inn

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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thursday night in March - it was quiet in the pub but the fire was blazing and our food came quickly it was delicious sustaining pub grub ! Classics were ordered like scampi, gammon and eggs and lamb shank all arrived piping hot ! The land lord is a keen fisherman so often there is freshly caught fish on the... More 

1 Thank Joanna J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this pub before and Jm and Julie are great hosts. Great hosts and great homemade beef pie for lunch. Good choice, great location, great staff and a really lovely place well recommend and great introduction from the Kankku guys Thanks

1 Thank chrismranger
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by the Kankku lads and they couldn't have been more friendly & inviting. Food and facilities were amazing. Will definitely be visiting again as we come to the Lakes often. Thank you very much

1 Thank Elisa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the previous review, we were staying on the Caravan Club site in our motorhome, about half mile away. We had called for a pint and a sandwich the day before and returned next day for Sunday lunch, warm welcome no problems with us taking our old dog. Good home cooked food, Roast beef dinner for my wife and Liver,onion... More 

1 Thank LancashireXanadu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked to this pub from the local Caravan club site for dinner. It's a local pub, nothing special from the outside but a really friendly welcome and open fire inside. Dinner was in my book, superb. Good portion size, softly braised and tender beef with delicious sauce and perfectly cooked veg (not all soggy as in some pubs). My... More 

1 Thank starfish1909
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having tackled the "Wrynose pass" and walked the dogs my wife and I (+2 dogs) were looking for some lunch. We stumbled across the ship, managed to negotiate the car park, no mean feat in a big 4x4 pickup. My wife went in first to ensure the dogs would receive a warm welcome and we needn't have worried as there... More 

1 Thank rwelfare
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very friendly and the lady who gave us our food was very nice. But I have to be honest, its not the best food... Like, pretty much the basics. Super basic. The gravy tasted like Bisto but extra salty? The toilets are amazing, honestly the cleanest toilets I've ever used in a pub. I don't know how... More 

1 Thank Jimmrip
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We decided on a run out for lunch & ended up in Coniston. I spotted the ship & so glad I did . A lovely oldy worldy pub . A warm welcome on arrival was followed by excellent food , my husband had the steak & black pudding pie (home made) with veg & chips . I had the fish... More 

Thank Vfwoody30
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This small pub is about half a mile out of Coniston and therefore much quieter than in the village. The staff were very welcoming, there was a varied menu, including good vegetarian options, good range of real ales, and traditional decor. When we were there there were Santa hats on all beer taps and quiet Elvis music playing in background.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Quality real ales and good home cooked food. I had the steak and black pudding pie,washed down with a pint of cumbrian Xb. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank Robw1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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, 2 of the 3 rooms being en-suite.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?