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The Ship Inn

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48 High Street,, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
01202 474799
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pub

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good pub meal

Quick service , attentive staff, good tasty food very nicely served . Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and pub areas. Set in a lovely town right on the high street

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Alicia M
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Quick service , attentive staff, good tasty food very nicely served . Nice atmosphere in the restaurant and pub areas. Set in a lovely town right on the high street

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Decided to pop in when walking past having seen the pub of the year sign hanging outside. Admittedly it was a few years ago and it looks like things have slipped. Only two ales available and the pint glasses were dirty and old. Didn't try the food, but given the impression we have of the place already, we probably would... More 

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Monmouthshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Situated half way down the main street in Christchurch, this venue is well placed for shoppers to use. The interior is fairly modern and perhaps slightly trendy. We found a table close to the door, but moved shortly afterwards because we were close to one of the speakers that was emitting rather noisy and annoying (to me) jazz type music.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We would totally agree with a previous reviewer. The Ship seems to offer the best of both worlds. Relaxed pub atmosphere with outstanding restaurant food. Prices are somewhere in between! Drinks seemed a little pricey but the food was very good value. We dined on a Monday night and for Christchurch, The Ship seemed busy. We are now not so... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pub atmosphere but restaurant quality food. Great menu, excellent service and very reasonable prices for food. Just watch the bar price as they are a bit tourist level. However, the wine list was reasonable like the food price. Great place to eat.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have become regular visitors to The Ship in Christchurch due to the high quality of the food, the lovely relaxed atmosphere and the 'endearing' service. Valentines night was our latest visit and confirmed that we made the right decision to book in at our one of our favourite pubs rather than pay over the odds at a 'fine dining'... More 

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Popped in here one afternoon and liked the look of so booked a table for 5 for the evening...good choice! The General Manager, Aaron, is a great laugh and an excellent host (he informed us he used to be an entertainer...he still is!) and the food is very well prepared and presented...very tasty too! The Chief is called Paul and... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I had the wrong drink but didn't make a fuss as it was just that the Romanian bar girl could not understand too well , accidents happen & she was nice enough but need to be able to converse of you serve the public . Sorry

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Alloa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Love this place for atmosphere. Food is good. Reasonably priced. Lovely old piano, nice when someone can play. SOme decent bands in from time to time

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Ship Inn in the middle of Christchurch High Street has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The eating is a cut above the usual pub food in a separate dining area of booths and small tables. The menu is limited but imaginative. The service is friendly and efficient, and the whole operation is unobtrusively but well managed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 High Street,, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202 474799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30

Description

Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?