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The Ship Hotel

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Main Road, Brancaster PE31 8AP, England
01485 210333
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fish and chips

We dropped in at the Ship without a reservation on a busy August bank holiday weekend and we had a great meal. Staff very friendly, service very quick, large portions of fish (recommended by another Trip Advisor reviewer), chunky chips a little too large to be crunchy (otherwise it would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2013
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English first
Uppingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Walked in on spec while having a few days away. Fab to see a fire flickering away on a rainy dull day, even at this time of year. Lovely meet and great by the staff and manager, who us a corner table in the bar even though they were full. The food came out fairly swiftly and lived up to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Sunday lunch beef requires a steak knife but unless you ask the one waitor in the restaurant that actually prides good service you won't get one anyway. The prawn cocktail is a poor and tasteless and everything was under seasoned. The service is poor, a let down on the whole but as I said there is one waitor who is... More 

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Bedford, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

On a trip around the coastal route we happened upon the Ship Hotel and what a delight it was. Welcoming staff and an extensive menu, although we only had a light lunch my wife and I plan to visit again to experience a full on meal. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made most welcome. The hotel already... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and had high expectations but unfortunately these were not met. The interior of this old inn is very beautiful and Brancaster itself has a lovely beach but the welcome was 'average', the service was 'average' and the food was 'average'. I had the special which was the lamb cooked two ways but... More 

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cambridge
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped off for a quick bite and ended up having a full lunch. Food was all really nice and served with a warm genuine smile by all the staff. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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cambridge
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We dropped in at the Ship without a reservation on a busy August bank holiday weekend and we had a great meal. Staff very friendly, service very quick, large portions of fish (recommended by another Trip Advisor reviewer), chunky chips a little too large to be crunchy (otherwise it would have been a 5 stars).

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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285 reviews 285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Food at The Ship really is top notch and perhaps one of the best in the area , excellent seafood starters followed by soft ,flavoursome steaks . Good choice of wines at so so prices . All backed by friendly and professional service .

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

When we are in the area we always visit the Ship. You will always have a good meal here. Food slightly expensive. But really nice food.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Ate here twice during 1 week stay in Brancaster. Had heard good reviews but disappointed with slow service. NIce food, well cooked. Reasonable choice from menu - fish and chips was particularly good. Wouldn't rush back given other places to eat in surrounding area.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Visited in July on holiday with friends for a weekday evening meal. We sat in the pleasant garden and all enjoyed a good meal of starters and mains.All well cooked , tasty & nicely presented. Just a tad on the pricey side. Service excellent as very helpful, friendly and timely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Brancaster PE31 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Brancaster
  • Phone Number: 01485 210333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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