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The Ship

Wheat Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 4BX, England
+44 1704 893117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak pie” (35 reviews)
“black pudding” (22 reviews)
“haddock” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wheat Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 4BX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here after comparing the menus from spots in the area - The Ship had the best veggie options. I had bread & olives to start (which was quite pricey for what it was) & roasted vegetable curry as my main course (this was...More

Thank Jonny-Northerner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had tasty meals, the Steak Pie and Pork Roast. The latter came with mashed potatoes rather than roasted, which I was pre-warned about, however that did not detract from an excellent meal, the pork was wonderfully tender& the crackling first-rate.

1  Thank N S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful roast beef dinner, the roast beef was beaurifully tender and the sauce/gravy was rich and flavoursome, perfect.

Thank martyncmoss1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled on this place after asking our car for suggestions in the area. We both had the battered cod, myself with salad and my husband with chips. When the food arrived it was piping hot and this has to be the...More

Thank Hilda C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with my family for Sunday lunch, 3 of us ordering steak and one of us ordering a Lancashire burger for our main. After finishing our starters and clearing them a waitresss came to the table to inform me they only had one ribeye...More

Thank Scenic760590
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit and what a great choice. The Ship has loads of character and charm, and serves quite traditional fayre but high quality and tasty. The staff are extremely helpful, pleasant and knowledgable. We really enjoyed the food we choose, but be aware the...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We arrived ravenous after a bike ride to Parbold and back with the kids. We hadn’t booked and it was busy so we were lucky to get a table. (I’d recommend booking!) We were served very quickly and efficiently by friendly staff. The steak baguette...More

1  Thank StephensMrs
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Quiz is back in Sept, and look at this new menu.. Can't wait! This is just a lovely pub. Staff, food and atmosphere fab. This place is just superb. A hidden gem!

Thank Susannah B
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The pub is located in the countryside next to the canal, lovely setting. We were seated at a table next to a window with nice view of the canal. The spacious dining area is nicely decorated and the place has a nice relaxed atmosphere. The...More

Thank harry55641
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Came for a early Saturday tea, 6 of us. We where seated quickly and served quickly as well. The food was delicious! Everything we ordered came correct, hot and fast. The nachos where out of this world! WHAT are the tortilla chips made from? I...More

Thank StephnStars
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from More_Daze_Off | Reviewed this property |
I think (occasionally ;-) because this is very popular, the only place to have an 'afternoon tea' (if they in fact offer them0 would be outside as the place is very very popular and always crowded
Nigel W
February 5, 2017|
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July 24, 2016|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some lovely walks around this area. The Ship is situated on the junction of the Leeds and Liverpool canal and the Rufford Branch canal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheat Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 4BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk  >  Lathom
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 893117
Pub in a beautiful setting by the Liverpool Leeds ship canal.
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