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Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
01454 412 521
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not too shabby

Very good service on a quiet Thursday evening, starters main and desserts for 5 of us took only 15-20 minutes, food was reasonable but our steaks had to go back for being overdone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Neil S
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the ship for a light lunch, order two different meals, with Orange juice for drinks, drinks served very quick as was the food, which I can say was delicious, the one thing that stood out was the portions were just right, no sill Hungry Horse vast amounts, these were spot on, even down the chips, perfect portions, food... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely meal and great service, could not fault either. We had the chicken burger with triple cooked chips which were scrummy. Lovely authentic decor. Great choice of meals, loads to chose from.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a restaurant that I have visited several times over the last few years. I was disappointed with my last visit (Sunday lunch) as: - There was no note of the booking that I had made two days beforehand by telephone. - The waiter did not apologise for the error with the booking (he made it sound as though... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very good service on a quiet Thursday evening, starters main and desserts for 5 of us took only 15-20 minutes, food was reasonable but our steaks had to go back for being overdone.

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Bristol UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had our Diamond Wedding Party here in February. The room looked lovely when we arrived. Sara, the Manageress who had arranged everything had been called away on family matters, but her assistant took over at the last minute and did an excellent job. The Chef came out of the kitchen to make final arrangements with us. Our family and... More 

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Falfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We arrived at 6ish to a relatively empty restaurant, but there were reservation notices on most of the tables. We were told that the wait would be 20-30 minutes for a restaurant table, or we could choose to have dinner in the bar, which is what we decided to do. To be honest most of the tables with reservation notices... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

have not been to the ship inn for a while but heard that it had changed management so decided to give it a go, we had a lovely meal, our waitress Shannon was very attentive but all of the staff were very pleasant, nothing was too much trouble and the meal was brilliant, ten out of ten all round.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Have been here a couple of times and am never very impressed with the food to be honest. The most recent visit we had to send the belly pork back as it was inedible. We won't be visiting the Ship again, which is a shame as the building and atmosphere are lovely there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love the ship. Food is always great however if you want a drink be prepared to wait over half an hour. Please sort this out.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Here for lunch for my aunt's 88th birthday. Four of us were seated easily as we had arrived quite early. Two of us chose the fish and chips as they are known to be very good, and we weren't disappointed! Such a light batter and beautifully cooked chips and peas...mmmm I managed to eat the lot! My aunt doesn't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: 01454 412 521

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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