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The Ship Inn

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Burcombe Lane | Salisbury, Burcombe SP2 0EJ, England
+44 1722 744879
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to treat the gf to a meal out and docked at the Ship, looking forward to its raging open fire and good hospitality. The car park was full so we were expecting a busy pub. So no fire and 4 other people. So we had a pick of the tables, ie the one by the radiator! I was tempted... More 

Thank abacusman
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been to the ship in many years, and we met for lunch with my husbands family. The landlord was very chatty and welcoming. The Sunday roast was absolutely delicious, great portion size, lovely fresh vegetables too, highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

1 Thank 95dec
Kampala, Uganda
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A really fantastic pub with great staff and terrific food. A very welcome roaring fire, tasteful décor and newspapers to read. A lovely bar area too. My fiancé and I were very impressed by the staff. His Sunday roast was excellent and my brie starter, soup of the day and apple cake were all delicious. After a long walk in... More 

1 Thank EmB1000
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The owner is lovely and an excellent host and managed our obscure dietary requirements with tact and genuine concern. Lovely setting and delicious food. Sadly the whole experience was overshadowed by the waiter who referred to my friend and I (in our forties) as "my dear", was patronising and aggressive and a little sneering to us both, and finally was... More 

5 Thank Jilly C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Have been here for 2 lunches and a dinner, the greeting and the service have always been very friendly. I seem to be working my way through the menu which has some good choices, also the specials are somewhat different than other pubs. Only one minor complaint, the last time we had lunch the heating seemed to not be working... More 

3 Thank KarenJanehoggan
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Arrived for lunch with and 28 Ramblers after a good walk in the area. I sent a message to the pub to say that there would be about 18 staying for lunch plus a couple of drinkers, but somehow the number grew. Nevertheless, we all received a warm welcome and there was just enough space in the cosy pub for... More 

1 Thank Alicearmy
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fab meal here. Short notice lovely old pub fab choice, friendly staff and good service. Big roaring fire what more do you want . loved it

1 Thank bubbles939
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our first meal here in December was good. Tasty soup, good burger and salmon dish. Pleasant staff - I think perhaps the owners (?) were on this particular evening. Everything was enjoyable from the welcoming to the food and the atmosphere. Just as a country pub should be. We enjoyed it enough to return a few weeks later. What a... More 

5 Thank Dee D
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

In an idyllic village on a river, this pub is very special. The landlord is very welcoming, beers excellent and a roraing fire in winter completes the picture.

Thank Andrew S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The service was very good. The landlord very friendly and the food enjoyed by all the family. Good selection of wine as well.

Thank vivhthomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burcombe Lane | Salisbury, Burcombe SP2 0EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Burcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 744879
Following reopening the pub has now been restored to its former glory of many years ago before closure. A complete and thorough tasteful refurbishment inside and out retaining the original character of the building and returning it to its rightful place as the village pub. The wonderfull but neglected garden is now a delight for all featuring fabulous flower displays, a well stocked waterfall fed pond leading down to the mill stream at the bottom of the garden. A quintessential english pub with local beers, renowned wines and spirits and of course food produced from fresh local produce and all prepared to order - a rarity in todays world.

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