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The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
The Ship Inn

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited the Ship Inn after a long walk around Porlock Wier & surrounding woods. The staff were really friendly and the food was amazing! My dad and I both had the beer battered cod and my word, it was gorgeous! The atmosphere is also lovely and there are thank you so much for a lovely meal.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a lovely day walking we went to this pub for our evening meal. The staff were really friendly and efficient. The food and service was excellent. Although there were various dogs in the bar you would not have known they were there!!! There was also a nice restaurant if you don't want to eat in the bar area.

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North Petherton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the The Top Ship Inn this weekend. Fantastic value for money. Our room was spacious and clean, which was also re-made after our first night's stay. The staff were wonderful and polite. There was a great choice for breakfast and the meal we had the first night was lovely. We will definitely go back to... More 

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warks
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had an evening meal here and it was very good.Of note was my son's rump steak which was delightfully tender.Nicely furnished bar and a cosy fire.Proper job.I understand the same chap runs this and the Bottom Ship down at the Weir.This is much the better!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed her here as a large hiking group and has a most superb experience. This hotel and pub and restaurant is very authentic Somese with flagstone floorings and plenty of tables, some in nooks, others large in the open plan restaurant . It's always a pleasures to be in a bar with locals. The restaurant was very busy at... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This was booked for a walking club weekend. The room and board rates were very reasonable. The service and food very very good. The manager and bar staff were always smiling, helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We were a large group and early breakfasts were produced quickly and with a smile. The manager also remembered our orders second... More 

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Windsor Berkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband, our two dog & I spent two nights at this 13th century pub, the food was amazing, staff really friendly and the dogs were allowed everywhere apart from the main restaurant which wasn't a problem as the bar/breakfast area is fine and definitely had that old world pub charm. Our room was very clean albeit a bit tired... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a 2 night break here and stayed in room 11. It was a lovely room and very clean. The bar area was lovely with some fantastic photos on the wall of the local area etc. We had breakfast included, We had juice, tea/coffee and full English which was coked just right. We had dinner there the night before and... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The pub is full of charm with friendly staff. But the food is not as good as other reviews had made us expect. We ate on two consecutive nights. The first night the food was fairly bland (lamb shank). The second night we ordered steak which was overcooked.

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Wiltshire
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I stayed for four days over Christmas with our three dogs. Our room was lovely and comfortable and very clean. All facilities for tea making were there and replenished daily. The landlord was excellent as were his staff, he prepared a beautiful cheese, which was placed on the bar with crackers for all to share. We went... More 

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