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The Ship Aground

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Square | Mortehoe, Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7DT, England
+44 1271 870856
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a group of friends whilst out walking. Very welcoming log fire on a wet drizzly day. The pub had a reasonable selection of beers to chose from. Staff were friendly and attentive and the pub was attractive and 'olde-worlde' inside. Food arrived quickly and was very tasty - exactly what was needed. Also the food was... More 

Thank Paul F
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not made to feel very welcome, when I tried to ask the lady a question it seemed too much for her to answer. Not sure how they cooked the food because the pie was only warm although it was tasty.

Thank Enid W
Surrey, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Called in at end of our walk. Very friendly staff. Our friends arrived an hour earlier for coffee and were made welcome. Basic pub food - my fish and chips were very good, pizza also good.

Thank BWS123
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Walked up here from woolacombe on New year's day. A Sunday carvery was just finishing, the good looked and smelt delicious!! We returned the following evening to get the food and we're not disappointed!! Proper home cooked food at reasonable prices. If in the area I would reccomended a visit. We hope to try the Sunday lunch next time we're... More 

Thank gwarme
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not once did the staff acknowledge you or make eye contact with me or any of the customers while I was at the bar. Service was reluctant and slow. This has often been the case in the past as well. Come on management do some training as you are losing repeat business. Or are you not fussed.

Thank Nigel V
Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We have used the ship aground for years and been very happy with the service and the food but now it's all changed , the staff are changed almost every day , we can go in there one day for a drink and go again two days later and they've all changed , there is no how are you ,... More 

Thank gsvquirk
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I seem to recall being disappointed two years ago when I stopped off here, and I was again. Only had baguettes for lunch, but it's how you go about it that matters most. We could have forgiven the dearth of cheese in my wife's choice for lunch (my sausages were more visible) but there was only one ale on, there... More 

Thank KeithWhiteparish
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Having just sighted my new caravan on easewell farm just up the road from mortehoe and my mum eating here before I was eager to eat here. It's a lovely old seaside pub with loads of eating areas including upstairs. The menu has a great choice of food to suit anyone's taste and also a daily special board . I... More 

Thank Kaylee R
Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Came to have a lunch and the food was very very nice. Generous portion. Fresh salad with lots of different ingredients. Nice atmosphere and dog friendly to top it of !!!!! Definitely return !!!!

Thank sueoutten
Whitley Bay
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Used the Ship during our week stay in Mortehoe. Nice welcoming atmosphere, good rang of beers, ales and ciders. Good choice of food and very reasonably priced. Catered well for our party of 6 adults and 3 children. Fair sized seating area outside, plenty of room inside and upstairs. Only place in Mortehoe to watch live tv football. Staff were... More 

Thank GandJ983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Mortehoe, Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Woolacombe  >  Mortehoe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 870856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?