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The Ship Pub and Dining

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dovenby, Cockermouth, England
01900 823692
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Satisfying food. Generous portions and Friendly Staff.

I have used this restaurant with the previous owners and thought it excellent but the new owners far exceeded my expectations. I had the Sunday roast and it was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Cumbria
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have used this restaurant with the previous owners and thought it excellent but the new owners far exceeded my expectations. I had the Sunday roast and it was delicious.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Attended the Ship Inn for a anniversary. We reserved our table and were very surprised at how prompt the staff were. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. All in all it was great value and I will return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's been a while since I've been to the Ship but the food is still as good as ever. The staff are always polite and attentive. I had one of their specials, double cheese burger "not for the faint hearted" and they were right! Huge!

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Workington, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Usually the ships the best place round here for a decent meal. Tonight celebrating my birthday we were shocked at the standards. Special steak 8oz was same size as my husbands 12oz. We complained and got both at the special price. But the chips were awful. Which I mentioned and took with me when I payed the 72.10 bill. The... More 

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Workington, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Recently visited with family and the food was really nice all 7 of us really enjoyed the food and service would defo go back alot better than local restraunts in workington

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Extremely disappointing. Having visited The Ship regularly, and highly recommended it to others, we were very annoyed to find the standards had somewhat dropped today. My partners lamb was tasteless and dry, and on asking the waitress if it was definitely lamb, as it did not taste like it, she said 'il check' and never returned. The vegetables and potatoes... More 

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Dearham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a place to leave of your list of places to go. Poor service and terrible food make this one of the worst places I have eaten in. Ordered a Salad "Platter" with Beef, ham, turkey, chess or prawns. Only to be told that no you just pick one item. Therefore it,s a salad and not salad platter. When... More 

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Whitehaven
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recently visited for my birthday with the family and what a letdown...usually The Ship is very good but this was disappointing, overcooked sausage which I ended up taking home for the dog and bits missing from meals, had to keep asking the waitress for stuff that was forgotten and it wasn't even busy when we went in....pull your socks up,... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a meal with family. Food was patchy and "bits missing" along with over cooked sausage and lumpy rice. Lots of chips and a really big plate full but I've had a much better previously when I've been there.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to wait for ages for someone to take your order the staff were not very helpful at all had turkey and had to ask for cranberry sauce after meal had to wait for a desert menu considering our meal was booked for 1.30 we were only eating our sweet at 2.45 we will not be back

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: dovenby, Cockermouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 01900 823692

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