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The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Wharf Road, Retford DN22 6EN, England
+44 1777 861213
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wharf Road, Retford DN22 6EN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Saturday for tea. Service as always with a smile. Quick with the drinks. And seated in restaurant side as was busy in casual side. Ordered food. 4 of us. 2 had burger 1 meat pie and 1 chicken curry. Food came quick and was...More

Thank icemaideninfinitive
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for a drink and requested a pint of Tribute, received the last pint in the barrel which despite looking like muddy water was served to me. Took it straight back and waited patiently for the bar person to change the barrel. It became clear...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

As a party of 8 at this time of year its fair to be concerned about what sort of experience you are going to have especially regarding food, service etc. Any concerns were quickly dispensed with on arrival. Luke and his staff were well organised...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Well well.... what a great find!! I was looking for somewhere different to walk to with our small dogs (we live 30 minutes walk away) I called up to check that it was dog friendly and if there was a table going for Sunday lunch...More

Thank LisaMayLord
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Called in today for lunch and the whole pub has had a make over and looks lovely. I ordered the Christmas dinner (it’s allowed being the 2nd December). The dinner was delicious, probably the nicest one that I have ever had. Beautiful presented and a...More

Thank jools108
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch. Quality for money. I would highly recommend the Ship Inn. Friendly and attentive staff, excellent service.

Thank ourles78
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch at the beautifully refurbished Ship . Greeted by friendly efficient staff and served quickly . The gammon was possibly one of the best pieces of gammon I have ever tasted with homemade chips and fresh pineapple. My husband had a home...More

Thank sianlouisa
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Formerly the Rum Runner, this pub has had a complete makeover and reverted back to its original name of the Ship. The pub has a cosy feel and the decor works really well. The staff are friendly. There is a reasonable selection of real ales...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Called in early Friday evening for a pint and a meal the bar was busy we asked if we could order a meal but told there was no room in the lounge If we were happy to eat inthe bar area there was no problem....More

Thank jitterbug143
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A group of us go to the Ship - ex Rum Runner- for an annual reunion, so I was dismayed to read damning reports dated April 2017. I am very pleased to report that the present owners offer a wide choice of excellent beers and...More

Thank charliecreweCrewe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Retford DN22 6EN, England (Formerly The Rum Runner)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 861213
Now under new management from September 2017, following a full refurbishment. We serve fantastic homemade food 7 days a week and also Sunday lunches. Amongst other drinks, we offer a choice of 8 cask ales, craft gins, cocktails and freshly ground coffees. Join us for drinks or food in a cozy and friendly atmosphere.
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