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The Ship Inn

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Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
+44 1803 752348
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here on my way to a business meeting and was treated to lunch by friends. I had the rainbow trout and it was delicious - beautifully cooked and served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables which complimented it perfectly. They had some great looking gins...More

Thank Berkscouple2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant meal with the family. Roast lamb was delicious. Daughter is fussy and they catered for her brilliantly.

Thank Alexa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate and drank here with family and friends over New Year and more recently. Always a super-friendly welcome in newly refurbished surroundings with very good quality home cooked food. Would highly recommend and we'll be back soon. p.s. great band on new year's. Bring...More

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michelle and Kevin have done a great job freshening up this delightful pub but without losing any of the atmosphere. Four of us (plus our dog) were made to feel really welcome and enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch - roast pheasant with all the trimmings...More

Thank DevonMac1
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Barman was very friendly and welcoming. Good choice of beers. Food - oh dear. Scallops ok although with mushrooms? Chicken wings that disintegrated, didn't taste of chicken and had no flavour whatsoever. I raised with the friendly barman and he took them back and said...More

2  Thank LondonPhil27
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the chicken wings. These are a barbecue wing (which are 100% chicken) and not spicy - which we do not claim. Obviously we are disappointed that you did not enjoy the chicken wings, but this is...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Ship is now under new management,the new owners are lovely and very welcoming.We have had several meals here and have not been disappointed,the chilli is really good.Today we had a Sunday roast, my husband had beef and I had the chicken, it was delicious...More

Thank beverley541
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Beverley Thank you for your positive comments and glad you are enjoying Michelle's food. Its still early days but we things are all going well and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kevin & Michelle

Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Ship closed a few weeks ago. Lanlord Colin left. Now re-opened and run by Michelle (Ship-in-Dock, Dartmouth), who has had the entire establishment repainted, deep cleaned (very deep in most areas), has had new pumps fitted, is bringing the kitchen up to scratch and...More

4  Thank _richardrawlins2
Kevin J, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi We have now re-opened permanently with refurbished toilets. Michelle is now offering an ever changing menu that is always freshlhy cooked using local ingredients whenever possible. Hope to see you soon. Kevin & MIchelle

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying in Dartmouth we got the lower ferry across to visit this pub. The landlord and locals were wonderfully friendly and the beer is some of the best kept I've had. We read our books, chatted and drank the afternoon away. It was fantastically...More

Thank RobWeymouth
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Always a warm welcome with a good range of wine, beer and cider. Super home cooked food at excellent prices - truly one of our favourites.

Thank CaptSteveB
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The first thing I noticed when my wife and I, was the smell of dog. My eyes lit up when I saw that Adnams bitter was on tap. They soon dimmed when I saw the lack of head which I associate with Adnams, however, it...More

1  Thank kaybee5150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth  >  Kingswear
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 752348
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The Ship Inn is at the heart of the beautiful South Devon village of Kingswear, looking across the river Dart to Dartmouth and Brittania Naval College. Our delicious home cooked menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasonal harvest of local goods that we use, and whether a quick lunch time bite or something more substantial, you can be sure that we have something to satisfy. We are proud of the reputation that the Ship Inn has for real ales, and we continue to offer a great selection of both local and regional beers, with something for every beer drinker. Wine lovers will definitely find something to inspire them at the Ship Inn, where our interesting wine menu is regularly supplemented with special wines. We look forward to welcoming you. Kevin & Michelle John and the Ship Inn team
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