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The Ship Inn

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Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
+44 1260 227217
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 12 of us so we pre ordered which worked really well. The food is gorgeous and comes with more sides than actually advertised... all 12 of our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals and several then went onto have desert which also delicious. Would def re-visit!

Thank Maria T
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is great and the price middleing. Had the pheasant, which was ok. Not mouth wateringly good though. I can recommend the Cheshire Cheese Soup it's to die for. Also had the Garlic prawns which were delicious, but not enough bread to mop up the garlic butter. I asked for another piece which was very tiny and got charged... More 

Thank Stella C
Leek, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you for serving us with only 5 minutes until the end of service...the food was excellent...we will be back and recommend to our family and friends. We particularly must commend you on your vegetarian and vegan options..how fantastic it was to have at least 4 options!.Keep up the good work!

Thank Tamily B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great Sunday lunch, which catered for our GF and Vegetarian friends. Cosy surroundings and tasty food.

Thank Jennie M
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a snowy and cold day. Instantly felt warm and welcomed in the bar area. Busy but a few tables spare - good menu with plenty of choice for veggies and different diets. Hubby had the pork filet in a creamy mustard sauce and declared this delicious. I had a falafel burger which was great but couldn't manage the... More 

Thank pimper71
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited here on Saturday night and We can only say its the best food we have ever had in Staffordshire or Cheshire, the tastes were amazing and the presentation just perfect.The Inn is out in the sticks in a lovely countryside setting and once inside you are greeted with open fires and coziness.Fantastic will certainly be back and will... More 

Thank StaffordshireJulie
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here last Week for lunch. It was quite busy and we were advised there was a wait for food. Not a problem as we got drinks quickly. Our food was lovely, my husband hasn't stopped raving about the soup, my bacon, brie and redcurrant ciabatta was fab and the chunky chips more than yummy. Will be back very... More 

Thank Gail H
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food excellent, can highly recommend the Sunday lunch, £9.95, all home cooked food. We were in a group of 10 and all the different meals looked excellent. Sticky toffee pudding was also delicious. Staff were very friendly and our Bearded Collies were made very welcome too. A warm, welcoming village pub in a lovely setting. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Sheila H
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is very suitable for walkers and there are plenty of beautiful walks in the vicinity of the Ship Inn. It's quite small but very cozy, we went for lunch today and we wanted to sit next to a fireplace and although there are 3 fires (that we saw) only one was lit and there was already other guest sat... More 

1 Thank Meeko1000
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the ship inn on Friday 30th December as we were staying in the village for a break. I had booked several weeks before as I was aware it could get booked up. We had a lovely table round from the bar. The service was fabulous-couldn't be faulted. The food-we had eyes bigger than our bellies. Had starters-my husband... More 

2 Thank Rebecca J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wincle
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 227217
Village pub in the peak district, close to Leek, macclesfield and buxton. Everyone welcome, all the family, including children and dogs. We are open all day, everyday.

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