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The Ship Inn

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48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:15
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely Sunday afternoon at the Ship. Good service and an excellent Sunday lunch. We really enjoyed it

Thank Helen G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Has a new chef, and by the quality of the food will do really well, we went there valentines night and oh what a fabulous meal, it was that good we went back the next evening as well, a big thanks to Chris and his team for making our trip to Christchurch such a memerable time.

Thank andy f
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited before going to the Regent's Centre. The service was effifcient and friendly which enabled us to fit in two courses. The standout dishes were my husbands fish and chips which he said had exceptionally crispy batter and my rice pudding dessert which was superb, ultra creamy with a perfect accompaniment of spices pears.

Thank april a
Swanley, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Christchurch and were dropped off in the High Street. It was time for lunch and we needed to find a hostelry that had easy wheelchair access. Heading down the High Street we were surveying the menu in the Ship Inn, a very helpful young man came out of the inn and offered to help us in. We... More 

Thank John M
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around and dropped in - lovely old fashioned pub - very welcoming - good menu - watercress soup fab and excellent coffee - staff attentive and smiley - really enjoyed it

Thank Janice S
Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into this inn just after Christmas, the food was delicious and the service excellent. It had a good atmosphere without the prepackaged feel of a 'chain'.

Thank Davina R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Not normally a fan of pub food but this was a great surprise. Menu was inventive and the food very good, well priced and with a nice wine selection that is also reasonably priced. In addition service is attentive and freindly. Will be going back for sure.

Thank james g
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had cause to complain but you can only do so if "there is a manager" on the premises to do something about it!. I bought a drink only to find the glass had lipstick all around the rim. I asked for my money back as I felt a dirty glass was disgraceful and unacceptable. I was offered another drink... More 

Thank Ali F
Reading, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited with family on new years day with 9 other family members and what a gem of a pub. As soon as we went inside it felt warm and friendly. Really good selection of beers and wines and was really cosy. Really looking forward to visiting again very soon.

1 Thank butterflymama
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the band were fantastic. Guys.... Lovely selection of songs. Bar staff did a great job too along with being really polite and friendly. Thank you

1 Thank its_cold_in_england

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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

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