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Ship and Pilot

Pub, Bar, British
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10 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a lunchtime drink, got a good pint or two of hand pulled beer. Friendly landlord who, as he does not serve food, allowed us to get food from the cafe next door and eat it with our drinks- great!

Thank PhilipLeic
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198 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great Traditional Pub, as pubs where. No food, just really good beers & ales. Great place to meet friends and talk. Simple as that.

Thank Petermanning
Kansas City MO
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went here for drinks 2 out of 3 nights. Met many locals. It was a friendly place and had many beers, ales and cider on tap. Very cosy. They were playing skittles one night. Being from the U.S., I thought Skittles were a candy😽😄

Thank ReachtheBeachKC
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Real ale and ciders, always a fantastic choice. They change them every so often, so you get to try even more. Great pub, sky TV skittles, fantastic people, cause they are locals

Thank philhalliwell
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Worth popping in to for a pint, but there better places to eat, so do go and see what you think. A very traditional pub.

Thank johnclewes2016
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

They put up with us rabble and even joined in when we were singing Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of our voices. The landlord went and put the music on. Great fun, great place, no offence taken by any one.

Thank Willam O
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I've never actually been in the Ship but I've sat outside with my friends in the sun. Luckily for me my friends don't mind going in for the drinks when it's my turn to pay.

Thank wiselady1950
Brandon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Ship & Pilot is a very old pub with lots of atmosphere, you can almost imagine the sailors sitting there centuries ago. The pub has won awards for its real ales which there are a wide variety of and there is an extensive range of ciders too. There is nothing better than in the summer sitting outside the place... More 

Thank maria w
Leeds, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Recently in ilfracombe on a sunny afternoon and attracted to this pub because of its popularity with many people drinking inside and outside.Many draft ciders and guest beers on offer including my favourite stowford press. If holidaying in ilfracombe this is the ideal drinking pub located at the harbour end of the resort.Will definitely call again when next in the... More 

Thank 497Suzanne
Stone, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

its nice to find a friendly pub when you just want a drink, and to be able to be with people who want the same thing, really enjoyed our visit.

Thank gailee272

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Bar, British
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

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