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The Ship

££ - £££, British,
2 Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 4AR, England
+44 1255 475889
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 4AR, England
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Go there now and then to please others but would not choose it myself. The food is obviously mass produced and sealed in bags that are microwaved - i.e. roast belly of pork. You could buy the exact same thing in Tesco, Morrisons, Asda etc...More

1  Thank feistysmartlady
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Long service period until 1800 with good menu choices as well as three meats for Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef my friend the lamb shank roast. Vegetables were simple and could have been improved but enjoyable and good value. Portion size was large...More

Thank whygothereatall
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Gone completely downhill. Don't know whether the chef has changed or management have ordered to skimp on ingredients, but not half the quality and value of the past. used to be regular Sunday diners, but wouldn't use it now.

Thank fittoretire
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Super venue for home cooked food. Extremely friendly, and good beer. Went the other day with friends to celebrate her 60th. Could not fault the staff, service or the food. Excellent place to visit. Super 5*.

Thank winolinuk
Reviewed 12 June 2018

First time and last time myself family and friends will visit this pub. First was the waiting around for half hr at the bar before someone offered any kind of service as was more interested in talking to eachother than serving...food was poor quality hardly...More

2  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews before we visited, The Ship this evening. It was everything that we expected. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The menu choice was good. All our choices were cooked very well and were well presented. We were not disappointed. I...More

1  Thank tracy7461
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Ship Inn at Gt.Clacton,run by Donna and Dave, is a super venue for home-cooked food and great beer.We've had pork belly,moussaka,burgers,pies and fish and chips in recent weeks.We go early evening-about 6-30 p.m.

Thank george h
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely food made fresh, nice atmosphere. Garden area outside too and parking. Walking distance to other food options too.

1  Thank Global658463
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We have always gone to the Ship to watch football, and in fact, they have always advertised the big matches on a board outside. Last night, a large group of us, went to watch the FA cup semi-final, and were surprised to find the sound...More

5  Thank 647traceyw
Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you haven't visited 'The Ship' at Gt.Clacton for a meal, you're missing out! It's our favourite place to eat plus the service is friendly and efficient and there's great real ales and pleasant decor.Dave,Donna and their super staff know how to look after you.Go...More

Thank george h
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15 March 2017|
Response from shellking862 | Reviewed this property |
I would to make sure you get a table :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Valley Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Clacton-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 475889
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