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The Ship Pub and Dining

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dovenby, Cockermouth, England
01900 823692
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 16
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Its OK but not the best

The family and I ate here midweek and where suprised how busy it was which is always a good sign. We received a warm welcome and where served our drinks and shown to our table promptly a good start. The menu is what I would describe as traditional pub fayre the usual choices nothing out of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Downtrodden_dad
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I had heard good reports about this pub, but I will not be going in here again. I arrived on a busy Saturday night, although there seemed to be tables available, on 2nd glance I realised that they were reserved, so I ended up eating my tea on a sofa near the kitchen door. I ordered what appeared to be... More 

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workington cumbria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After going to The Ship on a regular basis today at 12-30pm we took friends for lunch (4 adults & 4 children), there was about 12 people in the place, when a waitress came to us and said they were too busy to take us as they were short staffed in the kitchen. Pleased they can turn money away we... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

due to hearing The Dovenby Ship was now under new ownership we couldn't wait to go and try it out again. The new owners have really upped the game of the place, portion sized are still as generous although they offer a small portion option which was brilliant for the female members of our group. Staff were very friendly and... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The family and I ate here midweek and where suprised how busy it was which is always a good sign. We received a warm welcome and where served our drinks and shown to our table promptly a good start. The menu is what I would describe as traditional pub fayre the usual choices nothing out of the ordinary, some available... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went here for sunday lunch and was very nice. The portion sizes were massive so I had a smaller size, which was still really big! Service was nice and friendly and price of food was £9.98 for roast which is fine for a meal which was so big but not when you had to leave some for being to full!... More 

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Cumbria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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