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The Ship Inn

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Northgate | Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3SE, England
+44 1775 711746
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were up staying with family and they booked the Ship as we had been there two Xmas's ago. Excellent service, great choice of food and super value. Highly recommend anyone wanting a higher level of pub grub in a nice setting and looking for value then this is the place. The portions were generous & great specials as well.... More 

Thank AXDR13
Boston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our sixth visit since the refurbishment, and I can't really find fault with this pub hence top rating. The atmosphere is great, it has a good bar area which retains it as a pub. Although the focus is clearly on food, all five of us ordered different mains , all of us were delighted. I had the pie... More 

Thank David W
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have recently moved to the area and booked a table for family who were visiting. From beginning to end the service and friendliness were exceptional. The meal was outstanding, well presented, prompt, tasty and excellent value. The staff could not have been any more helpful, it was a pleasure. I will certainly be visiting the Ship Inn regularly from... More 

Thank AndyB1809
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were overwhelmed on a busy Sunday service. Took about 12 or so minutes before being brought the board to order from. Food came out as was ready and was piping. A bit bland however and no sides with it. Lacked effort really but not terrible. Far overpriced for the quality. I probably won't return.

Thank TisIThePingu
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homely feel and great customer service. Food was lovely too. Cannot fault it, we had a fabulous evening. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Honestcritic21
Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are those awkward customers who kept extending their party number as more daughters wanted to join us , but all catered for by the wonderful Fleur who truly deserved the bunch of flowers I really felt she deserved by being so accommodating and charming with it - such a delight to find a "can do" attitude ! Food was... More 

Thank caronlawton
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a warm friendly welcome from the front of house staff upon our arrival at this recently refurbished establishment. The atmosphere is very cosy and relaxed and we were looking forward to dining here, a comprehensive menu choice to suit all tastes. However the food did not match up to expectations, steak was overcooked not as ordered med/rare, ham... More 

Thank Criteq
Bourne, United Kingdom
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476 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited as a large party to celebrate a family birthday, service was good, but quality of food good have been improved a bit, especially mussels. However, this may have been because it was such a large party to get ready all at the same time

Thank Aimee S
Level Contributor
221 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Lovely pub, attractive inside and out. Decent beer on tap [apparently], very friendly staff behind the bar and waiting on. Not a huge Sunday lunch menu but that's a good thing in my opinion. Very good food at a sensible price. Wish the pub was in our village! Frankly I couldn't fault it.

1 Thank GINNIELincolnshire
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely occasion that was topped by the great service and food at The Ship Inn. Due to the number in the party we all had to pre-order but that did not lessen the quality in any way. The portions were very generous and all well cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing.... More 

Thank Emma S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate | Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Spalding
  • Phone Number: +44 1775 711746
Country Inn alongside the River Glen, with a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

Roaring fires, four real ales and fantastic locally sourced freshly made food.

We serve food Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-2pm and 6pm-9pm.

Sundays is a set Sunday Menu served 12pm-3pm.

We advise booking to ensure you get a table.

We are closed from 6pm Sunday and do not reopen till 12pm Tuesday.

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