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The Bottom Ship

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Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England
+44 1643 863288
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited Porlock and Porlock Weir since I was 10, some err hmmm 45 years! It never fails. I have seen landlords come and go and each bring their own stamp on life at the Bottom Shop. Always an establisment on our agenda to visit everytime we stay in the area and this April was no different. An extensive... More 

2 Thank Kitty b
Reading, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Visited for early evening meal, the pub is very traditional and had a good selection of ales, food was served very promptly and fresh, we had the cod & chips, smoked salmon risotto and "ship" burger - all were very tasty

Thank LangstaffSD
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We drove to Porlock Weir after a 6 mile walk around Dunkery Beacon. We both eat out a lot and we have to say that the mussels were the best we have had for a long time. Absolutely beautiful. The warm crusty bread was also excellent.

Thank Emma D
Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I chose an awful day to arrive in Porlock - it was chucking it down with rain. So booked into the Miller's at the Anchor and popped next door to the Bottom Ship. It was a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the staff were very attentive - it can be difficult when you go to a pub on your own.... More 

Thank cobwebsgirl
Minehead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This place is full of character and charm .no slot machines just a wonderful old English pub with better than average Pub food.the staff are inviting and friendly .good place after walking the dogs for a pint or glass of wine .Lovely log fires

1 Thank Sandy C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We only had a drink here whilst sheltering from the rain but what a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and such a quaint old world pub.

Thank Dowdwr
Flitwick, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We went here for our tea busy place but they were very attentive and friendly . The food was good very tasty . The locals were lovely too they made us feel very welcome

Thank 147rachel
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I love Porlock Weir. It just seems a place a step away from other places. The pub is original, from the latched doors to the panel lying and thick walls that have stood the test of time and the elements. Food is great, I don't know that many places confident enough to sell fish finger baguettes and salad, and the... More 

Thank Sue N
Royston C, Manager at The Bottom Ship, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for your kind review - we had an issue with our bread supplier a couple of weeks ago and this resulted in a negative review but we are back on track with a wonderful 5 star from you. I do wish we could do something with the toilets as I agree they are very small but... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Popped into the Ship just before checking in to a hotel next door for a few drinks prior to our stay. It's a really quaint pub that appeals to both locals and visitors. A really warm welcome was given by the staff at the pub and it had good quality larger on offer - Korev - which just so happens... More 

Thank Amanda W
Royston C, Owner at The Bottom Ship, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda for your kind review. We will look forward to your return visit in August where I am sure you will have a lovely weekend. Kind regards Caroline More 

Etchingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We went here for Easter Sunday lunch and although they were busy (luckily we booked) the food was great and came without long delay. The service was superb and the atmosphere in the pub was great. Highly recommend.

Thank TheHappyMundays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock Weir
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 863288
TA24 8PB

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?