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The Ship Inn

48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“scallops” (15 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Ship as I always try to do when in Christchurch. It never fails. This time we had a light lunch which was excellent. The service was good and quick and the beer and wine first class. The Ship is conveniently situated in the...More

Thank beds397
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Roast chicken was a chicken leg (no mention that it was on the bone - could have been different, if we'd asked (but we were not advised not asked - so our fault). It was pink, leaking blood, under cooked and I suspect it wasn't...More

1  Thank paulj121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the ship last night for a birthday celebration and left a little underwhelmed. The staff are nice enough although could be a little more attentive. The food just didn't hit the mark of what I would expect, far too over priced for...More

1  Thank edgylucy
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Visited venue week before special event to check details and ensure occasion went smoothly. Restaurant changed agreed allocated table, Menus on the day were not as advised they would be, Informed EVERY main course was available in small appetite portions, Roast chicken was in fact...More

1  Thank bonajona
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Let me start by saying the inside, decor and a couple of the staff are really very nice and made it seem like a very good place to be, from there it went downhill. Half the staff do not feel like they want to be...More

Thank Tclapham
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We ate here as a party of 8 to celebrate our ruby wedding. The service was excellent and the quality of the food was very good indeed. We had chosen from the on-line menus in advance and sent our choices by email which I think...More

Thank Steve_UK57
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This was the first time we have eaten at the Ship Inn, staff are friendly and attentive the service was very good and the chosen lunches arrived in good time, following a good Lamb roast lunch I had the bread&butter pudding with chocolate sauce...wow! the...More

Thank Mudeford09
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch for my family they loved it lots of nice veg and Yorkshire’s. Sadly no gluten free option for me so steak and chips very nice. Mushroom starter was delicious would visit again.

1  Thank gemmagoud
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Really like this pub. We ate here on a v busy Saturday night (didn't book and got 2nd last table). You MUST try the pies, they were great. Staff all v friendly but it's a pub, so not pretentious either. By the time we'd finished...More

1  Thank ecobunnyLondon
Freddievh, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the Ship. We hope you will visit us again in the near future. Kind regards, The Ship Management Team

Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is the first time we had visited this pub and we found it very cosy, the staff were also welcoming and friendly and most importantly the food was really good.

1  Thank Jill N
Freddievh, General Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Jill, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that we can welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, The Ship Management Team

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Debbie S
1 April 2017|
Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 474799
  • E-mail
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