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The Old Ship Aground

££ - £££, British,
Harbour side | Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL, England
+44 1643 703516
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Harbour side | Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have stayed at The Old Ship Aground on many occasions since Julian took over and have never been disappointed with the accommodation, staff or food, always excellent. Popped in this week just to eat as I was on a family holiday down at Blue Anchor...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for 2 nights whilst on holiday. Staff were excellent...helpful and friendly, even when place was very busy and we'd not booked they still managed to squeeze us in after a short wait - and it was worth it! Food was fantastic.

Thank citydweller8889
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited with our whole family of 11 people and had great evening. The pub is in a lovely location down at Minehead Harbour, has beautiful flowers outside and plenty of outdoor seating. Good selection of well kept ale with the Boon Doggle on great...More

Thank Jpt68
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very excellent beef blade and my wife had superb dressed crap. Mine was washed down with 2 excellent pints of Directors ale. Top

Thank Billieboy1
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic place. Celebrated my Birthday here with my husband while on holiday and had a wonderful evening. The food was of the finest quality and the service was superb. All in a lovely atmosphere . Would highly recommend.

1  Thank May H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed another top notch meal last tuesday,we had the blade of beef & my partners sister had the chicken meal which were cooked to perfection as always.For dessert i had the chocolate torte which was superb,we always feel up when we have had a good...More

Thank 765sheryl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little pub with great food located in a secluded corner of Minehead. All the staff are lovely and the pub uses a lot of local Cornish food and drink. My only frustration is that I paid for someone else’s drinks, although...More

2  Thank jaimiedommer1993
exmoorman, Owner at The Old Ship Aground, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so very much for such a nice review, I am truly sorry about the drinks, drop me a line and I will of course make arrangements my private email Julian@theoldshipaground.com. One again my sincerest apologies for such an oversight, hope to hear from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner whilst on a short break in the area. We were pleased with the quality of the food, the atmosphere of the place and the speed/friendliness of service. In terms of cost and value it is on a par with other restaurants in...More

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended by our host at the Guesthouse in Minehead to come here for dinner. This was our last night before heading off on our hike along the South West Coast Path. The weather was lovely enough that we enjoyed a table out the...More

Thank Fr_Gav07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this charming pub restaurant for the Sunday carvery. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. There was a good selection of meats and the vegetables were different to the ones you would usually find listed on a carvery menu such as carrots cooked...More

Thank juditpars
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susan c
25 May 2018|
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Response from RLDRLD | Reviewed this property |
Not sure give them a call I know dogs were inside but didn't see any buy the food tables
11 March 2018|
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Response from sedith | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of camper vans do park behind the pub overnight, its not patrolled bewween 6pm and 9am
26 August 2017|
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Response from Gill O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we have only eaten there so can't really answer your question, but it is a very friendly pub so I would guess it is dog friendly. Can't be more helpful than that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour side | Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 703516
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Historic Harbour side Pub Inn & Hotel. A landmark building with its history of hospitality going back over 100 years. Our atmospheric restaurant and pub food experience will be very much 'River Cottage' style with Seafood, Fresh Fish, Local Farm Produce, Seasonal ingredients, Carvery, Kids Menu Not forgetting Celiac gluten free, dairy free there is lots of choice. If we cannot grow it or raise it on our farm, you can be sure it is locally sourced and the very best of quality. From home smoked bacon to our own baked breads you won't go hungry. Alfresco eating with beautiful scenic views. Great Beers & Wines. Cosy in winter with a real fire. Completely refurbished during the summer of 2013
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