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“Excellent Inn on Minehead Quay”
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Old Ship Aground
Ranked #3 of 37 Minehead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Excellent Inn on Minehead Quay”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Recently refurbished, The Old Ship Aground is a great place for a break. The rooms are large and comfortable, the food and drink are good, and the hospitality by the owners and staff cannot be beat. Location is great at the Quay end of Minehead, within easy reach of the City Centre, Quantock Hills, Exmoor and Devon.

Room Tip: We stayed in 8, which along with 9, has a great view of the Harbour with ceiling to floor windows.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Manager at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Great to have welcomed you here and that you enjoyed our hospitality. Have to agree with you that Rooms 8 & 9 have simply stunning views, thanks for the lovely feedback.
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Just returned from the 3 night break offer and what good value it was. We were upgraded to room 9 overlooking the harbour and nothing was too much trouble. Being a veggie, my meals were cooked to order and my husband said the quality of the meat was better than Waitrose, very attentive service and thoroughly recommend a stay, in such friendly surroundings.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
So pleased that you enjoyed the £99 winter deal. Keep an eye on trip advisor and the website for more great deals coming up and hopefully we can tempt you back! Always great to hear from customers so thanks for all your positive comments.
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

My husband and I met 2 friends at the Old Ship Aground after spotting it on the internet. We only had 1 night away, but felt so relaxed and friendly in the pub, that we didn't leave it, we ate, drank, slept and enjoyed. A lovely friendly welcome was made and all the staff helped to make our short break away very enjoyable. Keep up the good work, We are sure that you will do well. Lovely food and very clean comfortable rooms at an affordable price. We will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Great hospitality is what we all strive for at The Old Ship Aground so knowing we achieved relaxed customers is music to our ears! Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely comments.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Was a little while ago and I understand its changed hands since...but from what I heard its even better.

Great food, great atmosphere..and a little unexpected... its a nice walk from the West Somerset railway preserved line.. So let the train take the strain... - join it at Bishops Lydeard, travel by Steam to Minehead and then have a glorious pub lunch and a beer!

Room Tip: I didnt stay... so this is the Pub only...
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  • Stayed February 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 comments, we opened last September after a full refurbishment but have made sure that pub retains its natural charm and historic tradition as a harbourside pub. If youre in Minehead again pop in and see what we've done.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We decided on a last minute break to explore this area and found this pub/hotel. It was bought in 2013 and the team spent 4 months doing it up - not quite finished but our room was spacious and comfortable (beds etc all new). The attention was first class but not intrusive and evening meals were good. We were made very welcome and owners were interested in the things we were doing in the daytime. For me I would have enjoyed fruit or/and maybe yoghurt at breakfast but my husband enjoyed his full English each morning! Thank you Julian, Rachel, James, Janina and team.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thanks for your great comments. We love to get feedback from our customers which helps us improve, I am delighted to let you know that we have upgraded the breakfast offering so fruit and yogurt are now available daily along with kippers and eggs bendict, we hope to welcome you back in the future to check out the new improved breakfast!
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Had a really good weekend staying at the old ship aground. Staff were really friendly and helpful and nothing too much trouble. Room was clean and comfortable and the shower excellent. Ate in the bar at night and the food was very good, better than "pub grub" that we expected. Overall a very pleasurable stay and would recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julian A, Owner at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Here at The Old Ship Aground the team is dedicated to offering friendly and great hospitality and the great comments from customers like yourself reflecting this, brighten our day! Thankyou.
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Didcot, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Not easy to find a spacious single room at a keen price these days. Great location on the sea front, friendly service, and excellent beer and food in the pub. Being able to park free for the whole weekend was a bonus.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Julian A, Manager at Old Ship Aground, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thanks for such positive feedback and hope to welcome you again, we have 2 single rooms that are both reasonably priced for the independent traveller.
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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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