We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Ship Aground

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Single-use/Individually wrapped condiments
Read more
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
Reviews (1,586)
Filter reviews
1,571 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rabbit faggots mussels pies mash pudding sunday roast beef burger potatoes curry the pub pie night dog friendly pub warm welcome friday night booked a table
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a couple we have maintained to stick to the rules during this covid year, when we in Bristol were put into tier two on the 16th we took the opportunity to have a three night break in Minehead, we went to the Old Ship...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband for a pre Christmas Sunday lunch. Food was delicious and plenty of it. Staff here are very friendly and welcoming. Throughly recommend this pub. They have done everything to make your visit safe during these unpredictable times.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020

Delicious meal, all four of us enjoyed our food. Very friendly staff and this is a dog friendly pub, always happy when our little dogs are welcomed!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020

Lovely food, drinks and service. Very covid 19 safe. Nice setting. Recommended certainly at lunchtime when we visited.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020

We were staying in the Old Ship Aground and ate in the restaurant on 2 nights. The staff were excellent, very attentive and we felt safe with all the covid measures in place. Large menu with many delicious dishes to choose from. Can fully recommend...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020

Called in for some Monday lunch and received a lovely warm welcome... Old Ship Aground is in an awesome location by the harbour... It's comfortable and cosy indoors and just teems atmosphere... The whitebait was A1 fresh and very plentiful - a scrumptious starter. Followed...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020

The Old Ship Aground efficiently followed all the Government rules for protecting the safety of diners. The pub/restaurant areas were unusually quiet due to the fact the the COVID lock down had only just ended,and because of the newly introduced Tier 2 restrictions on pubs/restaurants....More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

Very Covid-safe. All staff wore some protection, cutlery was pre-wrapped with salt and pepper sachets included. The owner didn't have a mask but did have a lanyard with an NHS badge certificate. Ate here 3 nights and the food was very good indeed.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Dropped in on the off chance for dinner, very friendly staff everybody said hello the food was perfectly cooked and very tasty, menu with quite varied we will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020

We came along for the Sunday roast which was delicious and very filling. Came with all the trimmings, you couldn’t want for more. My husband had the dressed crab which was very nice and served with lots of crusty bread. He was very happy and...More

Date of visit: November 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Marston Lodge Hotel
320 reviews
.24 miles away
Channel House Hotel
52 reviews
.26 miles away
Northfield Hotel
837 reviews
.29 miles away
The Beach Hotel and Cafe
504 reviews
.49 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Wheelhouse Restaurant
687 reviews
.48 miles away
Apple Tree Tea Rooms
707 reviews
.48 miles away
The Creamery
205 reviews
.48 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
West Somerset Railway
2,564 reviews
.54 miles away
South West Coast Path - Culver Cliff Woodland Walk
96 reviews
.09 miles away
Blenheim Gardens
105 reviews
.34 miles away
Minehead Museum
49 reviews
.46 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 September 2020|
Response from YorkshireConnoisseur | Reviewed this property |
There was a step up through the front door but I think there was a side door that was at a lower level and all the internal doorways were wide.
Keith D
17 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from INDISGUISE1809 | Reviewed this property |
Some may find the rooms a tad old fashioned but we find them acceptable. However, as mentioned by others, it is the food that is really excellent, well above usual pub standards. The staff are all friendly and on the ball... More
susan c
25 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Ship Aground
    Is The Old Ship Aground implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Old Ship Aground is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Old Ship Aground rated?
    The Old Ship Aground is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5