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The Ship Inn Kingswear

Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
+44 1803 752348
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Friendly, cosy, characterful

The Ship Inn was a welcome sight, having walked for four hours from Brixham along the coastal path... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
99jonathan
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Lismore, Australia
The new management have settled in well

A local pub but with a restaurant section offering well cooked standard dishes and some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
_richardrawlins2
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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The Ship Inn is an old English Inn offering a warm welcome to visitors. Our extensive range of beers, ciders and spirits is complemented by an excellent wine list. We are open for lunch every day and dinner from Monday to Saturday, offering an ever changing menu of home prepared and cooked food which is driven by the locally sourced ingredients that Michelle uses. It is always advisable to book to avoid disappointment.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ship Inn was a welcome sight, having walked for four hours from Brixham along the coastal path. It was a bit further than I thought - much to the delight of the locals who apparently hear that regularly! Very friendly landlord (Kevin), but not...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A local pub but with a restaurant section offering well cooked standard dishes and some surprises. Some locals miss the bar stools, others appreciate a little more space.

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your visit - there are still a couple of bar stools but not too many so people can still get to the bar to order. Hope to see you again soon. Kevin & Michelle

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were having a weekend away for our anniversary with our 7 month old daughter and took the lower ferry over to Kingswear from Dartmouth today, we decided to eat at the Ship Inn and were not disappointed! We ordered a Turkey...More

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your lovely review and it was a great pleasure to see you all. Hope to see you again. Kevin & Michelle

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a quiet mid week lunchtime we waited over half an hour for a tuna baguette and a fish finger wrap. There was only one other group of people eating in the bar so I don’t know how they would cope when busy. When our...More

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience, as we pride ourselves on the quality of the food. Our baguettes are all cooked fresh - it is not possible for them to be stale, and the garnish is not a...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

I called in to The Ship for a quick drink as the ferry crew were on their break and stayed much longer. Michelle and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. As an ex-chef I was impressed by the variety on the menu which was...More

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

It was lovely to meet you and thank you for your lovely comments.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing pub this is for a relaxed atmosphere. This friendly, family run business is the perfect place to be any day of the week I’m sure! We enjoyed eating a Sunday lunch with our family and loved the views of the Dart. The...More

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thanks for your lovely words and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Have been going in the ship for the last 34 years and I live in Wales but vist Dartmouth About 12 times a year Kevin and Michele have done a cracking job cleaning and painting and tidying the pub up there is a good atmosphere...More

3  Thank matthewsa6
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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Glad you still want to come back and hope to see you again soon,

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Ship last Sunday and had a really lovely Sunday roast. Booked the table a few weeks back and the very friendly lady who answered the phone happily agreed to seat us at the table in the bar that has worked well for our...More

2  Thank louise v
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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

We dropped in on Friday evening for a couple of drinks and decided to stay for a bite to eat. We chose only main courses, fresh sole and home made chicken and ham pie. The fish was cooked to perfection, bones still pink, and the...More

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Hi Thanks for your lovely words and glad you enjoyed the food, look forward to seeing you again soon. Kevin & Michelle

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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Great gluten free pizza served with an amazing view up and down the river, very good service and prices thanks for a delicious evening

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Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn Kingswear, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hi Much as this is a lovely review it is actually for our pals down at the Steampacket Kingswear. But we agree. Lovely view and great pizza :)

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