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The Ship

Wheat Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 4BX, England
+44 1704 893117
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak pie” (39 reviews)
“black pudding” (24 reviews)
“onion rings” (17 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 today

Had lunch here was lovely fresh food served hot staff were very helpful toilets were clean we will return again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 593barb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for food following a walk along canal with dogs. Some tables in the boot room were reserved ours wasn’t. Sat down husband went to the bar to place order for food and drinks. The assistant came and said this table is reserved I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Natalielawler68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely food. Highly recommend. I had mine off Christmas menu, husband normal menu but wished he ordered mine!! All lovely quality food. Drinks good too. Service good. Only thing I would say is could do with my high chairs as we’re running low with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mctc17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here for many an excellent meal and beverage, but just recently I visited for a quick Cuppa, and found a group of people who were grieving a lost member of their family, the staff were so fantastic and respectful even to the point...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank meadowspete
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Went for a birthday meal and couldn’t fault anything. The food and service was excellent (steak pie). Food really hot and cooked fresh. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tracyj899
Reviewed December 4, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious, cannot fault it. We had to wait quite a while after ordering, but it was worth the wait!

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends after a lovely canal walk. This offers table service and is dog friendly in certain areas of the restaurant. Great menu choices and friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A1818ZAmandaM
Reviewed November 9, 2018

A meal for 6 all very happy with what we were served, Gammon was thick and juicey, chips great, steak and ale pie rich gravy, fresh veg, , all the meals, Liver and onions with mash went down a storm, service was reasonable, although waited...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank malduncan
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We attended as a family (13) for a celebration meal as we have been to this restaurant/pub on a number of occasions and never been let down. I have got to say that on this occasion it was terrible, the food was served with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank michnlyn
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We have enjoyed dining in "The Ship" for many years but tonight's experience will be our last. Menu far more limited and the standard of the food was very poor.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BrianJ1786
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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 grahams336 | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
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.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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