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Ship Inn

26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
+44 1803 556481
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“gammon steak” (3 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
“nice pub” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Busy place if you are going book online. Tipical pub chain. Meals are pretty average, I had fish and chips @£7.99 I think the fish must have been on a diet and my wife had surf and turf, the meat was like rubber. Staff were...More

Thank doomer364
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I wrote my first review my friends and I are now going 'off piste' so to say, and ringing the changes. Our latest outing was to the Ship Inn here in Paignton. To be honest we used to go there years ago, but just...More

Thank virusviv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab meal with family! Lots of choice, prompt friendly service. Cheap drinks, would defo return again

Thank GemGemB123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Ship in its many forms for the last 30 years while holidaying in the area and can't remember being disappointed. This year was no exception!! I joined from the website and got a £5 discount plus a voucher for free kids...More

Thank mattkris2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually visit just for a drink, however decided to have a meal here over the bank holiday weekend. The food was horrible. I asked for the steak to be cooked "medium" and it came out very over cooked. It was chewy and half of it...More

1  Thank lauraowen1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with 2 very hungry Grandchildren (9 & 7) on our 2nd evening of our Stay in Paignton. The price was incredible, the food delicious, Service 'second to none' Staff were happy & friendly & took time to speak to the kiddies. A very busy...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't actually go anywhere else in the bay for a steak well I might have done but it never quite tastes as good!!! The staff are always really happy and polite who show good customer service. Always a huge wait on food though which is...More

Thank Angel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited The Ship on a few occasions with my other half and loved the adult- only area of the pub but took the granddaughters yesterday and was impressed right from the off. The food was fabulous as usual and the children's meals were especially...More

Thank Lizzie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food. What more can I say, just a shame it was the last day of our holiday, otherwise would have visited again.

Thank 112cath1963
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch for a birthday meal, we had registered and received voucher for 4 starters. It's always welcoming at the Ship and this visit was no different, the starters were all both presented well and tasted very nice. The main courses were also...More

Thank david p
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We have frequented the ship many years treating it as a local and to dine with visitors as a first choice. on the main good service, good food, priced at you get what you pay for. (except a bottle of wine). Attitude and quality was very poor last time. First reason was a manic night., too busy. My point...At the time of ordering at the bar around 7.30ish, the person taking the order did not know that one of our selection was not available due to no silton sauce., but was overheard by the manager so we were alerted to this and able to choose again. Order placed, chips replaced with jacket potatoes (as dietry problems you don't need to know this). Paid. Then we curiously asked how long and was 45 to 50 mins. Ok was a bit long but ok. We played cards. Around 20 past 8 the person who had taken our order came to inform us that there were no jacket potatoes and could only offer chips, mash. Not acceptable to the two simple chicken orders and a diet problem. Was gone a while to find out what else they could do and then came back and negotiated a salad with one meal and a bap with the other.... food was delivered about 12 minutes later and the one steak meal had the sizzling onions burnt onto the sizzle. The rest was delicious. final outcome.. refunded one meal, miserable night ruined by poor housekeeping and attitude. Off my list now what a shame
15 September 2016|
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Response from Elliot dale A | Reviewed this property |
I agree the management needs to get its act together, this establishment is in a great location, just a shame the service is a shambles.
william h
18 January 2016|
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Response from Janis T | Reviewed this property |
Hi.,sorry I don't know if they are dog friendly in The Ship. Quite possibly outside, like most places. Enjoy your meal
27 November 2015|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
It says it all! Try the Manor just around the corner, great food, cooked how YOU want it and great friendly atmosphere especially on Friday nights with the music.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Manor Road, Paignton TQ3 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 556481
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