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High Street, Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England
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The Ship Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Thornbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real English pub. Very good choice of beers. Food was fine including the specials. Accommodation simple but perfectly adequate for our short stay. Staff friendly and helpful as we travelled by public transport.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, ambience, beer, food, staff and accommodation - everything is excellent. Good choice of meals with daily specials and food is restaurant standard. There is a separate restaurant but also a bar area to eat in - where there are lots of lovely dogs who all seem so well behaved! Staff are accommodating, friendly and helpful. On the edge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back to our second home, we first went to the ship in 1966 and have been going back periodically ever since. We spent a great New Year at the top ship and finished our stay at the bottom ship, neither could be faulted for hospitality, food and good company. Happy New Year to all the staff at both locations and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful pub. Two things that were annoying though. We visited for the Porlock Wassail (a cider related activity) and although everyone seemed to be aware of the fact that the wassailers were going to adjourn to the pub for music, singing, cider etc., they had not bothered to get cider in for the event, even though 'Cheddar Valley'... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with friends over New Year, Our room was clean and comfortable and well appointed. the food in the restaurant was excellent with a varied choice, restaurant quality not pub grub. Staff were welcoming and friendly. the separate bar area is a proper pub, again the staff do not just serve drinks but are knowledgeable about all the ales... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lovely old pub in Porlock village, great location for exploring the National Trust Holnicote Estate, which is a great location for a walker's visit, with ancient wooded valleys, a sweeping pebble beach and heather moorland with dramatic views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Food delicious and reasonably priced, beer excellent, rooms are nice and clean - if a... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Ship last year and had such delicious food that we decided to stay there when we returned to Porlock last week with our dogs. We were given a very warm welcome by the staff and shown to our room which was clean and comfortable, if a little dated. The food was again delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lovely hospitable public house that is really accommodating on even the most busiest nights!! We had awesome food (ham, egg and chips, our son had chicken nuggets and chips) and quick too... Just what we needed. Thank you!!!

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped here for dinner during our long weekend in Exmoor. We thought this looked the most inviting place in Porlock, and we were not disappointed with the good food on offer. Great Value and service.

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Paignton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We decided to have meal here while on a short break in Porlock and so glad we did, All the staff were friendly and the food was the best I have eaten in many a while, The landlord was most kind in letting my girlfriend have an Exmoor Ales pint glass, Will be coming back and book a room for... More 

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Address: High Street, Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Ship Inn Porlock, England

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