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Old Ship Aground
Ranked #3 of 37 Minehead B&B and Inns
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22 reviews
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“Great stay”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in September in a great room overlooking the harbour. Very friendly welcome, loverly food, with some really interesting dishes on the menu. Could do with a couple of comfy/ arm chairs in the room to make the most if the view instead of the dinning type chairs.

Really enjoyed the stay and will definitely stay here when I am next in minehead.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thanks for your kind comments, we are looking to get even better all the time and welcome your feedback about the chairs. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Had not been to this pub for some time although we live locally. Pleased to see the vast improvement Jason and Rachel have made to this lovely pub set on the picturesque harbour at Minehead. We ate in the Restaurant and my husband had a very tasty mutton stew with dumplings which took him back to his grandmothers cooking while I had the vegetable stew which was a good choice for a vegetarian. Afterwards the profiteroles were home made and the best my husband had ever tasted. 3 real ales were available on hand pump and the beer was very well kept. Exceptional scenery looking across to Wales or the Quantocks

Room Tip: We did not stay here only visited for a meal as we live locally
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Great comments, thank you so much. We have shared your review with all the team here who were all delighted and we share your love of the mutton stew!
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Del Mar, California
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The revival of this venerable pub/hotel is in progress. The pub itself has been cleaned up to be quite attractive (the green tiles behind the bar are quite nice actually), the quality of the food rises to well above a mainstream pub, and the rooms upstairs are being transformed to the quality of a 4/5 star hotel.

It takes time, effort, and money to make this transformation happen, and it has already made Old Ship Aground an excellent choice for an eveing meal. Try the smoked pigeon salad or the remarkable "Rachael's Apple Pie" for a delight.

Room Tip: The hotel is right on the harbor. On the evening we were there the place was really quiet. Nice view...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The tiles have certainly caused much debate, we agree and quite like them!
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stopped for a business lunch with a colleague. The atmostphere is great, warm and friendly. The food is fabulous. I had the Chicken wrapped in bacon with stilton sauce for a very reasonable £12.00 my colleague had the fish and chips and both meals were really well presented and tasted yummy.
We were so impressed with our mains we ordered desserts, we had home made profiteroles and again they were delicious.

What the new people have achieved in such a short time here is amazing.

Go visit if in Minehead you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
So pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and thanks for the great comments. Hope that we get to welcome you again sometime.
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

this is a great dog friendly hotel. recently refurbished under new owners. We stayed two nights in October and loved the relaxed friendly atmosphere, the service and the dog friendly approach.
The room we stayed in was basic but the bed was fantastically comfortable, bathroom small but good shower.
Overall this is an ideal spot if you want walks, scenery, great food and a good nights sleep

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
We are delighted that you and your dog enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for letting us know and hope to see you again.
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Whilst on holiday in the area recently my wife and I had lunch here. It had recently changed hands and the new owner had really got it right. The food is excellant. The welcome is very friendly with a comprehensive menu featuring lots of homemade dishes, including home made ice cream. In the two weeks we were on holiday we eat there three times. I have no hesitation in reccomending the Old Ship Aground for a very enjoyable meal.

Room Tip: Did not stay here overnight.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
It was great to welcome you all 3 times! We are delighted that you enjoyed it so much, if you get the opportunity to try us again we have added to the menu and we'd love to see you again.
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed for3 days. and had a great time. We used to go to this pub before it changed hands, and so we went back to stay and see how the changes had been made. We liked it and the pub looked good for its freshening up. I do not like smoked bacon which they used, and they went out and bought me plain bacon and tins of beans for which I was very thankful. The staff were very friendly and we were pleased to meet again some of the locals who had returned to the pub. The food is very good, and I think the pub will go from strength to strength.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony overlooking the harbour. Lovely
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Listening to our customers is of great importance to us and is what our hospitality is all about, so providing the different breakfast options was a pleasure. Hope to see you again and thanks for your lovely review.
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Property: Old Ship Aground
Address: Quay Street | Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Minehead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Minehead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Ship Aground 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Harbourside Pub Inn & Hotel. A landmark building with its history of hospitality going back over 100 years. Our atmospheric restaurant and pub food experience will be very much 'River Cottage' style with Seafood, Fresh Fish, Local Farm Produce, Seasonal ingredients, Carvery, Kids Menu Not forgetting Celiac gluten free, dairy free lots of choice. If we cannot grow it or raise it on our farm, you can be sure it is locally sourced and the very best of quality. From home smoked bacon to our own baked breads you won't go hungry. Alfresco eating with beautiful scenic views. Great Beers & Wines. Cosy in winter with a real fire. Completely refurbished during the summer of 2013 ... more   less 
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