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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ship & Pilot

Ship & Pilot
Ranked #2 of 8 Nightlife in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
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Harrow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

This pub is the best, bar none, in this town. The range of real ales and ciders have to be sampled to be believed. If that isn't enough then there are plenty of local characters to become acquanted with whilst supping your chosen brew. Visit and enjoy!

Visited January 2014
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The best pub in Ilfracombe”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“It's just a pub ..”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Great local pub”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Ok I didn't eat food BUT.....”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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