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Ship Inn

Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
01454 412 521
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Ranked #11 of 17 restaurants in Thornbury
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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109 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

As you walk past food smells really good. Went inside to see several empty tables, good sign we would be able to get a table. Waited to be seated at the entrance bit. Waited 5 minutes with 3 different members of staff walking past a few times without any form of acknowledgement. Eventually a waiter said to go to the... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was good, service was good , but the ambience suffered due to the loud noise leaking out from the function on the premises. If there was another back ground music we could not hear it

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a lovely meal last week with my husband, the staff were very friendly and very efficient. The food was of excellent quallity, and hot. I would definately recommend the Ship Inn to friends. Lovely pub, atmospheric and exellent staff. Can't wait to return.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Heading for a birthday lunch at a known pub, we decided to save travel and try here. Once a Coaching Inn, inside is 'quirky' with low beams and features of a previous stable in the dining room. None of the chairs match and despite identical food, our crockery didn't match either. Our starter of stilton and peppercorn mushrooms on a... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

just wanting a snack we decided on the pate ,what a mistake. To be fair the pate didnt taste bad but what a shame about the garnish. Two pieces of sliced bread only toasted on one side so soggy and a bunch of very very limp watercress,not a sign of a piece of tomato or onion.Its a nice pub but... More

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Hobart, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Drove past late in the day and noted the Ship Inn as a possibility for an evening meal. Checked a few reviews on several restaurants in the Thornbury area and decided to try the Ship Inn as it was close to where we where staying. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted by friendly staff and quickly shown to a table.... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went for lunch, the food was basic, ham and egg was cheap thin ham, risotto was tiny portion still hungry. You get the feeling the kitchen were making pub food to a budget. Staff were good though. Toilets were shocking. Graffiti, cracks in tiles, toilet bowl dirty brown in the bottom. Lights in the ceiling stuck in with brown filler.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We wanted somewhere that we could sit outside and enjoy an early evening meal and make the most of the summer sunshine and the Ship Inn did not disappoint. Things I didn't like: The outside tables were filthy and we had to ask for the table to be cleaned and then only half the table was cleaned. The chairs all... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice friendly atmosphere, comfy seats. Plenty of car parking, this inn is used by the Premier inn that's next to it for breakfasts and meals. I would recommend this inn to anyone.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Yet another where reviews led us to believe that this Pub might be a bit "Iffy" Surprised and pleased is what we felt after eating there. One of the rooms was "alive" with children which did put us of a bit but the larger room was quiet, so we ate there. The staff where polite and friendly, the service was... More

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