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Ship Inn

) #5 of 16 Restaurants in Coniston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Vegetarian Friendly
Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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“game pie” (6 reviews)
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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Called here with friends for a meal on a rainy Friday night, good range of cask ales and a good selection of pub grub favourites. The steak and ale pie was quite good with plenty of meat packed into a portion of home made tray...More

Thank StuartHelen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last minute hope on a day of driving rain, we descended on this dog friendly pub without much hope of a great meal. We should have had more faith. My chicken pot pie was good, as was the kids chicken curry. The winner - by...More

Thank Guy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 popped in for Sunday lunch on recommendation of the visitors book in our holiday cottage! We weren't disappointed. The staff were so friendly and welcoming both in the restaurant and behind the bar. 5 roast beef lunches and a braised beef...More

1  Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most places in Coniston, it was busy for dinner. The Ship Inn is not in the center of Coniston, but is a good 15-20 minute walk. There is parking but great scenery if you do walk. A variety of traditional food offerings - nothing...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here after a long day walking and were pleased to find a cosy corner inside. The staff were incredibly welcoming and we had a great quality meal along with some (highly recommended) home made pudding. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pub. It’s what I’d call a “proper pub”. They seem to be dying out. Only visiting the area and would love to come back. Took our dog inside, friendly staff. WiFi available. Didn’t come for food but the menu looks good.

Thank JetsetJack2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the Ship Inn and thought it was pretty great. Decent looking country pub, fair priced beer and the Ed Sheeran lookalike was hilarious. 10/10 would recommend

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and efficient service, but nothing particularly special about the menu. Great to sit outside in the sun and eat!

Thank Cantthinkofanamenow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little pub, large group of us all called in for a drink and a little bite to eat. Those who ate said the food was scrummy and the beer wasn't too badly priced. The Ed Sheeran lookalike bar man was a funny chap who...More

Thank ChristyAinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very polite friendly staff we decided to eat at the pub we were told they serve really good food!! I was really disappointed with the meal it was like it was cooked days before, the chicken and mushroom pie was absolutely disgusting I honestly don't...More

Thank dawnhelensimmone
Julie B, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello We are very sorry to read of your bad experience but are disappointed that you didn't give us a chance to rectify the matter. I try to check on every single meal that we serve and would much prefer to hear of any problems...More

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Cindy B
6 September 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
The Ship is a pub, so I think they'd justifiably be upset if you did, but Sara's currry restaurant and The Steam Bistro in Coniston both allow you to BYOB.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41224
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We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation,(one double room, one family room)with both rooms being en-suite.
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