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The Ship Inn

48 High Street,, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
01202 474799
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Ranked #72 of 126 restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $8 - $33
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pub
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visited The Ship again and had an excellent Sunday roast. I have tried much of their menu and I remain impressed. Very friendly staff and an attentive manager. The food is much better than their other place-The Manor Arms. The Ship has a really good chef, great décor and a good atmosphere.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have just opened an account on trip advisor following a visit today to The Ship Inn in Christchurch! I had a truly outstanding experience and felt it only right to show my thanks. Myself and my husband popped in for dinner. The pub was busy as there was a concert on close by but, we were still offered great... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We're just back from a Monday night dinner at The Ship. Faultless! We've reviewed this lovely little pub a couple of times and have always been impressed with the food but, the service has been a little hit and miss at times. Tonight, it all fell in to place nicely. There seems to be a very nice new manager, the... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

lovely sunny day, visiting christchurch, saw the sign saying pub of the year, thought it would be good...... we wanted quick and easy bar food and a pint, - yes it was market day ( monday ) and the town was busy...but we had a poor experience drinks were fine and service good, we ordered a mudeford crab sandwich and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very nice meal at reasonable prices. Service is very good. The only criticism I have is with the dessert menu. There was very little choice as it was and we were informed the freezer had broken down so anything with ice cream was off the menu, which only left two options for dessert, I thought this was quite poor... More

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Bournemouth UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I go here a lot, the meals I've eaten of a evening have always been generally good, today I had lunch and it was really rushly made and all wrong! I'd asked for no cranberry and it came with it anyway, I didn't have time to wait for it to be changed so I suffered, it was a pretty standard... More

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been here many times now on visits to the Bournemouth area, a favourite for lunch or dinner IF The Kings isn't available or if we need to eat a little faster or lower cost. The food is normally very good - better than average and can be outstanding at times, but the service (though somewhat friendly) is lackluster. They don't... More

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Manchester
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217 reviews 217 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came here on a whim as walking past and to stop somewhere for a bite to eat. Service was really fast and we all enjoyed lovely fresh sandwiches and chips. My mums crab sandwhich was fab, no shells and all white crab which is quite unusual as most mix with brown crab. My husband said his beef sandwich was the... More

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner here as they were showing an England match. Found staff to be pleasant enough and service was good. I had chicken breast with creamed cabbage and bacon and Lyonnaise potatoes and it was very tasty. My partner had a beef meal and also enjoyed it. All food very well presented. The bar man (could have been the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went here for my special Birthday... The food is fantastic, very well presented, lots of choice, looking forward to going back again very soon. The staff are all very nice.Good service thank Peter!!!

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