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The Ship Inn Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
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17 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5HT, England
+44 1227 366636
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Called in at lunch time for Fish and Chips and they were superb. The service too was very good and we would strongly recommend going. The evening menu too looked very good. We will try it when back in the area.

Thank tworovers
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We went here on the spur of the moment on Wednesday evening and had a fabulous meal. It was early evening and very quiet and we had a lovely table in the corner looking out over the sea. I chose the vegetarian option & my husband had the sirloin steak. Both dishes were beautifully cooked & the presentation was equally... More 

Thank ElisabethF1961
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

A great pub with great veiws out to sea. Food is excellent with fish and meat on the menu. My family had a great afternoon soaking up the rays on the outside decking. Shepperd Neam pub. The Ship is said to be the first pub in Herne Bay. It has some lovely wooden beams ceilings. Overall a great friendly pub... More 

1 Thank Richard1200
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Varied menu, can sit inside or out, really would benefit from some shade on the very hot days. Have visited in the evenings with a group of friends, food excellent and good service

Thank loribird
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We came here for Sunday Lunch and to be honest were a bit disappointed. I will however start with a positive, the service was great, we got seen fast and requests were all dealt with with a smile. The food however did not match the service unfortunately. The Sunday menu was small in size which is fair enough and we... More 

Thank Tom F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Me a three friends went to the ship to watch smiler the band and have meal, although it wasn't that busy the waiting staff left us standing for a while before seating us, the food was so poor, pork was overcooked and the vegetables were hard. When we decided to reluctantly pay I arrived at the bar to receive what... More 

2 Thank BaxterIain71
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We have been to the Ship many times and usually have a fabulous time. However, the last two occasions have been disappointing. Despite on both occasions there weren't many customers the service has been very slow. We ordered lunch for four of us on the last occasion and two of the meals were brought out at least 15 minutes before... More 

Thank moonstonebright
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great staff, great service, and fantastic food. Lived in Herne bay my whole life and never been to the ship until mothers day, it was lovely! Will most definitely be going again! We had a great time.

1 Thank fran2113
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Could not get enough! Amazing food,great service,lovely country pub atmosphere even though located on the seafront! Definitely be returning! Food was hot and the garlic mushrooms were to die for!the price of a three course meal for 7 was great value for money! Best I've ever had! Thank you ship staff will be seeing you again fairly soon!

3 Thank nikki251989
London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

A very charming bar restaurant right on the sea front. Lots of atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food at a reasonable price. An added bonus was that there was a live singer on and he was very very good. All in all an enjoyable evening out.

2 Thank robert b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 366636
The Ship is a pub with a wonderful sea view. We provide a selection of home cooked, seasonal meals, an array of beverages and weekend entertainment. The Ship's new landlords, are very proud to invite and welcome you to their pub, steeped in history and offering an uninterrupted view of the sea. Whether it's a tasty homemade meal or just a well poured drink you're fancying, your visit can be enjoyed in The Ship's cosy interior or outside on the spacious decking. We offer both a restaurant and a bar service, run by our friendly team, plus live entertainment every Friday and the ocassional Saturday evening. Please visit our website for up to date information regarding menu choices and live acts. Our premises are also the perfect size and venue for a birthday or special event. To find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We hope to see you soon!

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