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“Such a disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Mousehole
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a pub on the quay at Mousehole.
St Ives, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Staff at this lovely pub were brilliant as always, but, this is the first time we have eaten here in season, we usually go during the winter when it is quieter, and it was, for the first time, awful. Cremated onion rings, overcooked chicken, wilted salad and bag end "chips" . And why oh why put a paper napkin under my burger. Try serving it on a plate instead of a lump of wood and then you wouldn't need to adopt this pretentious practice. Sorry Ship but we won't be back until the tourists have gone home and you start catering for locals again

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great position in lovely village”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Visited for lunch & were not really impressed with being served lukewarm frozen chips. It's a lovely old pub that really needs a good shake up, shame really as it could be great. Not ideal to have to suffer the locals swearing at the bar either, I'm not averse to using the odd word myself but don't expect to have to listen to a torrent of F this & F that every few seconds in what is supposed to be a family friendly pub!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Dreadful!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Recently we visited Mousehole and popped into The Ship for a drink and bite to eat.

Well after 20minutes we walked out again! Nobody would serve us!

When we arrived, I was struggling a little to access it as I have mobility problems but eventually with the help of another customer who was sitting at the bar, I got in and sat down. Simultaneously, my husband being the gentleman that he is held the door open for some ladies to enter the pub. Well that was a mistake. It turned out they were obviously on a hen do or birthday do and were locals so the young girl who was serving at the bar immediately started giggling with them and joining in the "party".

Instead of logically providing the "girls" with a wine list which they could peruse as they couldn't make up their mind whether to drink Prosecco or wine whilst serving my husband 2 drinks (which is all we wanted at that stage!) she completely ignored us, even though she wasn't actually busy serving any drinks. My husband even came and sat down twice to give her a chance to do her job. but we still didn't get so much as an acknowledgement! Bear in mind, we were the only other customers in the bar at the time apart from the local gentleman at the bar!!!!

Moral of the story, they obviously only serve Mousehole residents, anybody else is not worthy of their attention!!!!! Definitely will not be returning!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Mariehamn
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautifyl meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Fish and Chips done right! OK. The walk from Penzance and the strenous climb, because the path suddenly ended, sure worked up our appetite, but the meal was splendid and there was a lot of it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous experiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We ate at the Ship Inn on the night of the Mousehole Xmas lights switch on. Although it was a rainy evening ,Mousehole was very very busy. We were lucky to get a table in this super friendly pub and we ordered the Fresh Crab Salad. It was absolutely superb. Although that was the only meal we ordered, we saw the food being served to other diners and it looked wonderful.The atmosphere in the Pub was fantastic,and it was warm and cosy. How lucky we were to get a table,. The was a good selection of beer served and I had the very popular Doombar. A lovely smooth Cornish bitter..
Looking forward to going backagain to Mousehole and The Ship Inn, later in the year.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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