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Ship Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
+44 1803 556481
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first it seemed like a nice family food joint, we were seated by the stairs and kitchen entrance. Then I saw one of the bar maids go into the kitchen and eat chips from a plate and then serve that plate of food to a customer, our starter was cheesy nachos-bad choice smothered in lashings and lashings of fake... More 

Thank Kerry H
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always good here. Been coming for years. Large pub with good variety of beers and wines. Food is good with plenty of variety. There is a car park at the rear for about twenty cars. Large tabled area at the front. Good heated smoking area. A fairly busy pub at times which affects the speed of service. Sometimes... More 

Thank Alan D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire time in The Ship Inn was terrible from start to finish. We booked a table a week before, only to find they had to move other customers when we arrive and hadn't even put tables together for us. Some of our meals were dry, others not even hot, plus 3 of our group didn't even receive a meal!... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my god from start to finish this was a disaster tgere were 13 of us we had previously booked so they knew we were coming however all of our meals came luke warm and they completely forgot 3 of them we asked constantly but all the staff passed the buck to each other when we asked to speak to... More 

2 Thank Heather H
Dursley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Shabby looking from outside but having visited before I knew the inside was much better. Drinks and food prices reasonable, however.......our late Sunday lunch was very disappointing, Overcooked crispy parsnips and McCain? roast pots, a mushy mess of soggy veg, hardly any gravy in the separate gravy boat. Food including the beef almost tasteless, no serviettes at the cutlery condiments... More 

Thank Steve P
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As we made a trip to The Range to order a suite and bed we decided to eat before going home. It was just before 6pm and pretty busy with only 1 table left downstairs that was not being used or reserved. This was good as I am disabled and would have struggled with the stairs. We both decided on... More 

sara k, General Manager at Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, its great to here feedback, especially when guest have enjoyed their visit. Hope to see you again soon More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have a Sizzling Pub local to where we live, but comes nowhere near in comparison. They should come here to see how food should be presented to the customer. Staff were friendly, prices excellent, even without their plentiful offers, the bill was reasonably low. One bit of advice, don't have the American cheesy sauce with nachos, it's vile. Ask... More 

Thank Spearmint3000
sara k, General Manager at Ship Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you weren't disappointed with your visit here at The Ship, Paignton. If you visit us again, or any other Sizzling Pubs, just asked them to swap the cheese sauce for something you will enjoy :) Once again thank you for your review :) More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I t ook my daughter out to lunch yesterday at The Ship Inn - we sampled the 2 meals for £8-50 - we had gammon steak chips and peas - the meal service and value for money were excellent - you must try

Thank Keith H
sara k, General Manager at Ship Inn, responded to this review

Hi Keith, thank you for you review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit, we enjoy getting fab feedback too :) Hope to see you again soon More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went here twice for food as was on holiday in Paignton. Lovely food and staff friendly. Will certainly go again when we're back that way.

Thank ghygh
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Mostly a great visit and the quality of all of the food was great. Although when we got there I had to clean our table ourselves as they hadn't done it yet, and also they were stingy with the amounts of food/sauces with the meals, also quantities of items weren't as the menu stated.

Thank John C
sara k, General Manager at Ship Inn, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for your review. I would like to apologise you needed to clear your table and if in future you feel there are items missing, please let someone know, we will be more than happy to get it sorted, also if a little extra sauce is required for you to enjoy your meal, just ask, we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 556481

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