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“Pub grub at its best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bottom Ship

The Bottom Ship
Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England
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Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: TA24 8PB
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pub grub at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Bottom Ship is a charming pub in the equally charming Porlock Weir. We ate here on a weekday night in August and by 7 30 every table was full, so get there early to make sure you get a table. The bar staff were friendly, and offered local ciders and beers. The menu was slightly upmarket pub style, but not at all pretentious. 3 of the people with me had the special of the day - calf's liver with garlic mash, caramelised onion and beautifully prepared veg. I had a perfectly cooked rare ribeye steak with a healthy portion of chips. The final person in my party had a rump steak which was equally delicious. We had been walking all day and didn't need a desert, as the portion sizes were generous without being intimidating. Due to the amount of people in the pub, we had to wait about half an hours for our food, but this was not an issue as we enjoyed a couple of pints in a lovely atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed 3 different lunchtime meals at The Bottom Ship - all well presented and good quality. Even advised us we could move quickly under the marquis if rain arrived on the very showery day. If you want good ordinary pub food, served with a smile, and a choice of local ales, this is a great place to go. In beautiful surroundings.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, England
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Dined here over 3 nights. Fish and Chips, Steak and Steak pie were fabulous. Best beer was Otter. Didn't like the Exmoor brews.

Visited August 2014
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“The Bottom Ship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a nice country pub in a beautiful location....they do good meals. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great food and lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stayed in Porlock Weir for a week and on our first attempt at eating here despite advertising food served until 8.45pm we arrived just after 8pm and were told they had finished serving food so left disappointed.
We returned on a different evening and had a really lovely meal. I had hunter's chicken which was very good and my husband had ribeye steak which he said was excellent. They were very busy and infact some people didnt get a table........so get there early. Would definitely recommend. Staff friendly too and a lovely setting.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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