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“The best pub in Ilfracombe”
Review of Ship & Pilot

Ship & Pilot
Ranked #3 of 9 Nightlife in Ilfracombe
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best pub in Ilfracombe”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Fantastic local pub with CAMRA local ales and ciders, regular guest beers and all beverages are just delicious. The landlord & lady are two fabulous people, always there for a chat & a social. The pub often has the craziest locals in there, a real eclectic mix of young and old & the pub cabinets are filled with eccentricities from a stuffed Superman squirrel, to Spitting Image heads to a neon lit E.T. The jukebox is very up to date, they show the big football & rugby matches when it's quiet & you can even sell your soul for a drink - ask them how, behind the bar!!
In the Summer, there's no better place to be than sitting in the sun outside & there are frequent live music gigs from rockabilly, male voice choirs singing carols to raucous salty sea shanties.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“It's just a pub ..”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

.... but a great one. Great choice of well kept ales, eclectic mix of English eccentrics, families and dogs. Proof that well run friendly pub can thrive without gimmicks, food or being part of a national chain.

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2 Thank Paul D
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great local pub”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Wet sales only but don't let that put you off because this pub has the finest selection of real ale and ciders in the area. Great atmosphere, great location, a real pub for real people!!

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Southampton - UK
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ok I didn't eat food BUT.....”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

With a CAMRA award for their ales I had to pop in a time or three. Great selection (8 while we were there) of very well kept ales with a good range of offerings for all. Add to that 4 ciders and a range of lagers the pub was lovely. Friendly staff and great locals...well worth an hour or two of your time

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“Great Sunday afternoon spent 21/9/2013”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Thanks to the landlord I got to see the grand Prix, and heard a great band while enjoying a few great real ales. Thanks to the landlady I discovered the delights of chilli vodka

Visited September 2013
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Thank Lance G
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