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The Ship Inn

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High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8QD, England
+44 1643 862507
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the pub was busy we had no trouble finding a table in the restaurant. Staff were pleasant and helpful and the food was freshly prepared. The potted crab was superb, perfectly seasoned and a large portion for a starter. The Eton mess was excellent also. I wonder if parking would be difficult at busy times- we used the car... More 

Thank alternomen
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well balanced food menu and sensibly priced, excellent quality, good beer on tap, and I like the young staff who are well mannered and the service was spot on. Good for families or just if you are a couple.

Thank JRow3399
Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here twice once for drinks and then to eat. On both occasions the service was really friendly efficient and welcoming. Even when I booked for dinner over the phone the person I spoke to sounded very happy and cheery. Lovely homecooked food, lovely chips! Good for carnivors and veggies. Even good for kids as they have a lovely... More 

Thank quirky-savage
Braunton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service, Very quiet when 16 of us arrived,but no problem, within 15 mins full up but still a grest service,

Thank John G
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20plus descended on this pub some had pre ordered some had not Great atmosphere Staff excellent Food very nice my Lamb dish was spot on Nice Decor if you like Star Wars you'll love it Very clean quaint old pub full of life Regards Michael Harvey

Thank Michael H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ship in Porlock is one of those places that once visited is never forgotten. From the second that you walk in you are made to feel welcome. The bar is stocked with a wide variety of beers, cider & wine. Then comes the food which was presented superbly and cooked to perfection. Between us we had the lamb, cod... More 

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caroline c, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Wow - thank you so much for your kind review. It gives both my staff and myself great satisfaction to receive such reviews - worth all our hard work. Many thanks Caroline More 

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776 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleague and I visited The Ship on Thursday 27th Inn (again third year) whilst we were staying at The Cottage B&B (Excellent) and we had an enjoyable evening in the lovely atmospheric restaurant. For starters I had the Potted Crab with brown bread £6.75 (nice,but straight from the fridge needing to come to room temperature and the butter too... More 

Thank busterSolihull
caroline c, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I have noted your comments re the Potted Crab. We do have to store them at temperature in our fridge but perhaps we can leave them a little longer at room temperature before we send them. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Regards Caroline More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with friends for a meal and a few drinks. The venue is good, with a decent sized bar area and a separate restaurant - the latter with some nice Star Wars posters and other show business decoration. There is an outside seating area, but it was too cold to contemplate using that. The toilets are in a separate... More 

Thank GaryS50036
caroline c, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Gary, Thank you for taking the time to review. Unfortunately we are unable to move the toilets inside the main bar as we are a grade two listed building - the toilets were originally situated where the skittle alley so by moving into an out house building which is undercover and adjacent to the bar was the best alternative.... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here on my own, as I was staying in Porlock for work. The interior and exterior are the very definition of an old English pub. Thatch roof, white wash walls, log burner, old beams, room for the local dogs, all ticked off the list. The menu had plenty of choice of locally sourced food and I struggled to... More 

Thank Pedro_and_Abumble
caroline c, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. The G&T cheesecake was a request by a customer and we gave it ago - to be honest there is not much flavour in gin especially when marscarpone is added to it but we thought we would honour the customer's wishes and try something new. I think we will stick to fruit... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Utterly wonderful celebration meal had here, great service too. Make sure you book to be sure of getting a table. Fabulous!

Thank Louise B
caroline c, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, it is greatly appreciated by myself and my staff. Regards Caroline More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862507

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