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The Ship Inn

48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here on a very hot day at the weekend whilst visiting friends in Christchurch. We picked it as it had a garden at the rear.....although this is not really a garden...just an outside space and shack for smokers. Had two pints of beer...More

1  Thank Paul184
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We regularly lunch here and have had no complaint - but today.....ordered a Ploughman's by way of a change. Something clearly wrong in the kitchen and after a long delay lunch arrived - just 2 small pieces of cheddar, some ham trimmings and no boiled...More

1  Thank Cliff D
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited the pub during a shopping trip to Christchurch for a quick lunch. We had a friendly greeting and were given a menu, and told our order would be taken once we had found a table. After 15 minutes we went to bar to place...More

1  Thank jaysee03
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visited on a whim on market day for lunch. Quite small premises but with a garden. Warm welcome from staff. Just had the one course each, chilli con carne and lamb kebab on a banana board. Very nice, chilli not too hot but tasty. Lamb...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 28 March 2018

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 19 March 2018 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 18 March 2018 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
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Debbie S
1 April 2017|
Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
They will show you the menu and specials .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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