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“Good value, average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel
Main Road, Brancaster PE31 8AP, England
01485 210333
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Brancaster
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Cairo, Egypt
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“Good value, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited The Ship over a bank holiday weekend and both ate Caesar's salad. The portions (given that they were the smaller 'starter' version) were enormous for £6.95. The main course version must be a sight to behold.

The salads were fresh enough but lacked sauce and were somewhat dry. The chicken was fairly tasteless and the addition of half a hard boiled egg didn't make for the best Caesar's salad I've tasted. It was passable. We've chosen from their tapas menu before and found that a lot more interesting.

Entertainment was provided by a waitress crying her eyes out in front of the customers in the bar because 'the chef shouted at me'. Never a good look.

The outdoor seating area can be a bit crowded with kids and dogs but it has a friendly atmosphere.

All in all a reasonable pub with reasonable food at a good price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved the room...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Room excellent (room 6), great bathroom and huge bed! Food ok but not quite as good as expected, a bit too plain and average quality. Good atmosphere in the bar.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lunch with friends after a walk along the lovely coastline”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Lovely restaurant/pub with modern rustic decor. Nice menu although a light lunch is not necessarily what is catered for here although they were happy to serve starters as a meal and they were delicious. Not cheap 'pub grub' but good food at good food price.. Good selection of beers available.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Great North Norfolk venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

There's no better place after a day on Brancaster beach! The atmosphere in here is great and the food doesn't disappoint, whether its fish and chips in the bar or full menu in the restaurant. The service as with all the Flying Kiwi Inns on this stretch of the coast, is cheerful and efficient.
Book early at busy times, it's very often full.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there on a Thursday night with friends, the rooms were very nice and the evening meal was just what we expected. The staff are very helpful and can't do enough for you. We have stayed at several of the Kiwi hotels and this one is the best.
We would recommend this and the other kiwi hotels for a nights stay.

Visited April 2013
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