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The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Church Street, Axmouth EX12 4AF, England
+44 1297 21838
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Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying for the night in nearby Seaton we drove past the Ship Inn on our way through. We both commented on how nice it looked from the outside. Once we confirmed they were serving food on a Sunday night we went back, and we were both very glad we did. A warm and friendly welcome greeted us, telling us about... More 

Thank Toni G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here for two. Very friendly service with good sized portions. Food was served piping hot. Good quality ingredients. Nicely decorated pub with a beer garden overlooking the river Axe. Walking distance to or from Seaton as well. Would definitely recommend and will be returning again soon. Well done everyone at The Ship Inn.

Thank 4ndyJ
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having dined in the Ship Inn on a previous occasion and staying in the area on the wife's birthday. We chose to visit once again and were not disappointed. The choice of menu is varied and good with local caught fish which appeals to us both. Reasonably priced and cooked to perfection, well worth the wait between courses as meals... More 

Thank John C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a date night evening meal at this lovely cosy pub... I've not been before but my partner had about 2yr ago but you never quite know if "still up to scratch" as they say!... Well the food was awesome, my partner had scallops with crispy bacon on a bed of salad and I had shell on king prawns... More 

Thank hicksjp2
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my 86 year old Mum in Law to The Ship for her birthday, and it was a really lovely meal. Very friendly, helpful staff and a good wine list. I had a prawn cocktail to start, and it was enormous - packed with loads of prawns, and good salad leaves with it too - delicious dressing! My belly... More 

Thank MrsGSeaton
Croydon, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing really to complain about and the fact that it's was packed on a cold midweek night when the pub next door was nearly empty speaks volumes. The food was good and arrived quickly and the service was okay although the owner was a little curmudgeonly - probably with good reason as the internet had blown away taking with it... More 

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Exeter, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with my partner and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch! The food was good quality with proper sausages and the portion sizes were generous! Staff were very welcoming and we felt we were well looked after. Such a lovely pub and we will definitely be returning!

Thank bnadinew
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is excelent. We stayed in Axmouth for 2 nights and we ate at The Ship on both nights. It has real ale and great woodburners. The liver, bacon and onios was excellent as well as the pork escalope. This pub gets busy even during the week and so would recommend booking a table.

Thank mmull42
County Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we come to England to visit friends and family we always try to squeeze in a visit to the Ship. The welcome is always warm, and the food great. I think the staff may be getting to know us now as we have visited so often. We recommend it to all our friends and I know quite a few... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can in with my family and had a fantastic meal but found a few things left of the plates that should have been there. The food was great and staff were very attentive and always around to refill our glasses and offer their service. Sat and had a nice catch up with everyone which isn't always something you can do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Axmouth EX12 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 21838

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