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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ship

The Ship
Ranked #24 of 82 Restaurants in Swanage
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Whilst visiting swanage we popped into the ship in for dinner. The food was amazing very tasty and great value for money. The atmosphere was good with the feeling of a friendly local pub. Definately a great place to visit.

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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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684 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“" Not So ShipShape On This Visit "”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Over the years have visited The Ship on several occasions.
Has always been of a good standard for a pub.
Had not visited for some 18months & on a recent visit to Swanage decided to pop in for lunch.
The Ship is doggy friendly, but you can only sit in a small area of the pub. Most of this area had a strong smell of bleach. Always a good sign that somewhere is clean. But this was overpowering. Managed to get a small table in window away from smell. But not much assistance from staff.
Food & drink was of its usual good standard.
What I did notice though that since my last visit The Ship not quite so welcoming & is looking a little tired.

  • Visited March 2014
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Serious lack of veggie options”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Visited during the Christmas holidays. My wife is vegetarian and when ordering the food we were told that they were out of Halloumi so the veggie options were - veggie burger, chicken salad without the chicken or kids spaghetti bolognese!! Nice choices. Please sort the menu out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Pontiacfirebird
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Hampshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Warm welcome on a quiet night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

Visited with friends whilst working in Swanage and even though the pub was quiet we received a warm welcome some very good food and a fond farewell, we will be back for a week in July and will definitely visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very warm welcome on cold November night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

After walking around town on a very cold November night trying to find/decide a place to eat we tried the Ship, we've been to Swanage many times and overlooked it (not sure why). We had a very warm welcome and the food was lovely. This will not be our last visit I'm sure.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Jason H
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