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A Family run traditional English pub serving fantastic home cooked food with the friendliest of service, open seven days a week, breakfast, lunch and dinner Traditional Sunday lunch probably one of the best meals in the area according to our customers who love our homemade Yorkshire puddings and roast gravy. With a snack menu a vegetarian menu on top of all the pub and grill classics ,and now Katie Wallis (the youngest member of the family team) has introduced Vegan Options she has been a Vegan for 3 years and takes these options quite seriously, they are proofing very popular. Our ever popular draft ales from the Marstons stable include Jennings Thwaite's, Whychwood, Ringwood, Brakspear and
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been lots of times and food lovely and staff friendly, however the last two visits have been uncomfortable having been all but asked to leave! This evening despite it only being just past 8 pm I was given the impression the waitress didn’t want...me to have the hot chocolate I ordered. Then at around 8.20 pm, despite my glass of water being half full and my friend’s glass having some drink left in it, plus some in the bottle it came in, the waitress came over and asked if we’d finished! As she was taking them she said they’d be closed by 9. We took the hint and left, sitting in the car park until my friend’s husband came to collect her. I’ve never felt so uncomfortable in a pub/restaurant before and for that reason it will definitely be the last time I visit!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

We met our holiday friends here today and what a lovely experience - the staff were really nice and didn’t rush us at all as we sat chatting and catching up - the food was very tasty and well presented - we chose off the...‘ senior’ menu and it was perfect and then we all had a yummy desert - we will definately meet up there again after Christmas - thank you so much 🍽️🍷🥂xxxMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Eating in or taking out this Sunday lunch is absolutely scrumpy. One of my favourites. Staff are excellent 👌

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Decided to come here for Sunday lunch, was impressed with the quality of food. Meat was delicious. Would come again sometime.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

We popped in on spec having been recommended, we were not disappointed, the welcome was warm, the blguibess perfect and a fabulous selection of food available on both the light bite menu and the main menu board was well balanced with a choice to suit...all dietary needs. We chose steak and blackpudding pie with mash and peas together with a fish pie. Both meals were home made, very tasty and well presented. We will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Once again never fail to impress. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food is great as normal and the atmosphere is great. Would recommend 👌

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

We visit only occasionally when travelling. The Ship’s menu is huge, the food is served quickly but always tastes freshly prepared. How do they do it. They’re always so friendly.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Called in for mid week lunch and was not disappointed. Lite bites menu available but we opted for the specials board. Sea bass with crushed new potatoes, asparagus and tomato buerre followed by a home made pud! Lemon meringue and cheesecake. Recommend booking.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

First time going to The Ship and the first impression very good, the staff are so friendly . We booked Sunday lunch it was really tasty, good value and the treacle sponge pudding OMG delicious. We booked again a few days later, the landlord, i...think he was, had no problem changing a few things around on the menu. I ordered lasanga but wanted new potatoes and salad and was fabulous. We all had a great meal and great service. Thank you definetly will be coming back again and again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Family of 9 went for Sunday lunch and all throughly enjoyed it . The beef just melted away and lamb to die for . Would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

We dropped into the Ship just off the main drag in Bawtry after a long arduous day at the nearby Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The service was friendly and attentive with the food produced in record time which did concern me initially but I needed have...worried as it was spot on. The parsnip soup was well thick and filing with two good pieces of warm fresh bread. The fish and chips were decent with nice thick cut fluffy chips. Reasonable value for x2 adult meals a starter and a couple of drinks each. Couldn't manage a dessert but there's always next time.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent service from staff. Always made to feel very welcome. Food outstanding as usual - never disappointed. When eating out as a couple or with family, the ship is always our first choice. Would recommend to anyone every time

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

We had a family party here for 20 people with everyone ordering a meal from the extensive menu. The dessert menu is fabulous with a selection of waffles, crepes and ice cream sundaes as well as a great choice of other homemade desserts. The food...was excellent and the service quick, efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend The Ship and will definitely be returning, thanks for looking after us so well.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

First visit for Sunday lunch today here. Great meal, great prices and ample portions. Best Sunday lunch in ages which is obviously why it was so busy.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

A quick Google search looking for somewhere to have lunch before an overnight stay nearby led us to The Ship. We are really glad it did! Friendly, attentive service. Excellent food and good value. We will definitely look to visit if in the area again...:)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Crown Hotel is the nearest. About 400m
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Yes full Xmas menu and booking is essential cheers dave
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i am so sorry, i've only just seen this question. Yes it's about 15 mins from the airport.
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Yes, The Ship offers takeaway services.

The Ship is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4