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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Exceeded expectations. One of our party had special dietary requirements which were met with no fuss. Tasty, competitively priced food. Fresh, dressed side salads. Home made burgers. Great Sunday roasts.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

I was a bit confused by this one when I walked in because the bar area seemed a bit inconsequential to the rest of the indoor space, and it had more of the feeling of a café / restaurant with a butchers shop bolted onto...it rather than a pub. So I wasn’t actually surprised to read on Whatpub that it reopened in 2022 after the pandemic as a Café Bar as the décor is certainly fitting with that description. The area in front of the small bar does have a couple of comfortable settees to lounge in but the rest of the space to the left and right of the bar are set to tables for eating and certainly feels more café than pub. The drinks choices are limited and there is a solitary ale hand pump with the ubiquitous Harvey’s Sussex Best. 
We visited here for lunch after walking the nature reserve from Rye Harbour and for that purpose it was a good experience. Wanting to avoid fried food we went for the lamb chops and the butternut squash curry and they were both very good. Unfortunately I couldn’t say the same about the beer and let’s just say I have had better pints of Sussex Best.
We sat inside in the dining section but the Ship Inn does benefit from a fantastic outside landscaped garden at the back. Its hard to describe but it more resembles well planted sand dunes, and you follow a path that winds its way through lush tall planting discovering individual sections with their own tables and chairs basically separated from all the other sections. So, it’s like having your own private garden space to drink and eat in. Dogs are welcome in this section, but they just have to be kept on a lead. That is perfectly sensible because if you let them off and they run off you are never going to find the thing and other diners are not going to appreciate you disturbing their individual space whilst you hunt for your mutt.
This place is obviously set up to service people from the nearby Winchelsea Sands Holiday Park or people who are walking the excellent Rye Harbour nature reserve. If you are looking to eat, then I would recommend this one over the Pub 31 down the road. If you are only after a beer then I would possibly say stick with Pub31, unless you have a fine weather day, when I would think you might like to experience the garden here.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Absolutely divine food, excellent service and I love the decor and beautiful gardens. I Absolutely love this restaurant consistently perfect. Great staff professional and friendly. The butchers of course so famous is amazing with delicatessen serving local cheeses and special tasty treats.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

My friend, Aurelia suggested this local restaurant for lunch near her Winchelsea Beach home. A delicious lunch in a garden where the outdoor seating is surrounded by wildflowers and palm and olive trees. The inside decor was very beachy and colorful. We had the fish...and chips and shrimp scampi appetizer which was very tasty and fresh. The sliders were perfectly made, cappuccinos piping hot. Service was wonderful. Shout out to Nat. Thank you for a wonderful lunchMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Curry and fish and chips. Solid local pub with good beer choices and an excellent kitchen. All local ingredients and farm shop / butcher attached is superb. They will heat a pie for you if you buy from the shop. The modern interior is bright...and the gardens are really nice - back off the road and lots of tables. Good people, great food and a brilliant shop.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

We come here often as regular visitors to Winchelsea beach. The staff are always so lovely and food always superb. Such great quality meat and big portions too! Our kids love it here also, both inside and the lovely garden outside. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

After a few drinks in their beautiful garden we looked around the farm shop, we bought some steak from the butchers which I can tell you was amazing, we cooked it up with some scallops I bought down the road and had a very satisfying...dinner that night, staff friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

will never go again, food terrible. 2 of us ended up with bad stomachs. could be such a great place if properly run and some love put in to what they do. I only give it one star because I can't give no stars and...having complained they couldn't be bothered to get back to me! says it all!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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MRS SALLY WICKENS, Owner at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2023

Good Morning Please can you tell me when you came to the Ship and what you had to eat , May be you could call me. Thanks sally

Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

We visited here for Sunday lunch. The food was delicious - amazingly hot and fresh. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Winchelsea. Staff were really friendly too.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

One of the best roasts we have had out, lamb and all the trimmings fantastic and amazing value for money. Staff very friendly and chilled. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

This was our first visit to this fabulous place We all had Sunday roast 2 had lamb 1 had beef couldn’t fault it.The portions were great . We sat in the garden area which was breath taking . Then we ate inside , The service...was first class . we had millionaires shortbread for desert .We highly recommend this amazing place ,we will definitely be back , Thank you so much for such a great meal and service .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

We found the Ship just around the corner from the cottage, when we were staying. The breakfast was delicious, with the ingredients being supplied by Jamie's Butchers which has a shop attached to the ship. If you are staying in the area, it's a must....We ended up going everyday for a good start to the day, staff are friendly and if you are stuck to where to visit they can suggest places. Folkstone wasn't a place we thought to visit but glad they suggested it. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, last orders I think is 3.00pm. Its not open in the evening, unfortunately. The shop has all sorts of goodies, wine, sprits, pies, sausage rolls and of course a high quality butcher.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Steak day! Getting a steak in a restaurant which has Jamie Wickens’ butchery under the same roof is a no-brainer. This was £10 per head for steak and chips with a sauce and excellent value. Generous steak and a pile of chips. Sides (spicy coleslaw...and scampi!) were positively cheap. The venue is bright and breezy with a good wine list. Check out the wine in the deli too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022

The Ship did not have any rooms available but we were able to have dinner there. The menu was varied and the food was hot and tasty.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

Really lovely atmosphere, especially on a hot day with the water features it feels very peaceful. Fish and chips was absolutely delicious

Date of visit: May 2022
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
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