The Ship Inn
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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sep_88
Sheffield, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Came in here with 3 other friends and a baby in a pram whilst my husband, friend and 2 children went on a boat trip. We were served by a friendly woman and it was a lovely pub. Nice atmosphere and we commented that we couldn't believe we had been to whitby so many times and not been in this pub as it was so nice.

However, after the boat trip, 4 more people joined us, which meant there were 8 of us altogether. After a short while, a man, who I think was the landlord very abruptly asked who the pram belonged to. He then asked us to fold it down as they don't allow prams. I could have understood if it was in the way but we had pushed it to one side against a wall and it wasn't in anyone's way. The main issue was the way the man spoke to us, very rude! He obviously had no appreciation for the custom we 8 people had just given him! After reading other reviews, it seems any other negative reviews are also around customer service, maybe something you should look at as the pub itself is lovely. A shame it's let down by unwelcoming staff.
Written November 1, 2021
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Tom483
Salford, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We visited Whitby for the regatta weekend and we headed straight to the ship as we went there last year we was hopping that the same staff would be there and we wasn’t disappointed they were all there they gave us a worm welcome, all the staff are amazing including the door man Mark who my friend Tadge had a lot in common with , (top fella Mark ) all the staff are a credit to the landlady Julie who also is lovely thank you all for making us feel welcome in your amazing pub . I would highly recommend this pub to anyone visiting Whitby very good choice of drinks. Everyone is made to feel welcome locals or tourists we were chatting to both and met some great people. Thank you all again we hope to see you all again next year xx
Written August 14, 2023
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Sorry for the delay in my response haven't been able to reply and Trip advisor only just sorted It was an absolute pleasure having the 3 of you in the pub all weekend. You certainly gave us some giggles and I can't watch we buy any car.com without the thought of you all singing ha ha Many thanks for your custom all weekend and we look forward to seeing you next year Take care Julie and staff xx
Written August 19, 2023
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Gingerspurs
Hoddesdon, UK291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lovely little find, saw it was dog friendly so popped in on our first day and it was decorated for Halloween with water bowls for dogs and other like minded people inside all chatting.
The bar staff even brought out a gravy bone for the 3 dogs in there.
Would highly recommend and definitely go back
Written October 21, 2021
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twatofalad
Derby, UK38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Managed to get a seat outside just as someone else was leaving. The pub itself inside is very dark and dismal the beer was OK a little pricey but you are at the seaside.
The lady behind the bar seems to be a little on the grumpy side maybe having a bad day and seemed to be obsessed with paying for your drinks in Cash ( signs everywhere even in the toilets) Since Covid not a lot of people carry cash with them because we were encouraged to use our cards .
Stayed for 1 drink only don't think I would visit again.
Didn't feel welcome.
Written June 11, 2024
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Julie A
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
After two glasses of wine for myself and a coffee for my partner I am very disappointed to say the manager made a sarcastic remark about taking a table up in busy times as my partner didn’t want another drink (I had requested another glass) .if I had been sat alone would I have been made to feel so uncomfortable? Not happy at her attitude so will not be returning. Btw there was an empty table next to us outside , so not that busy !
Written June 27, 2021
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Jordan M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Door man wouldn’t accept valid French ID. Accepted british ID from the rest of the party but not the one French ID. Rather than do a bit of research regarding what is valid ID would rather turn away those from another country. Very xenophobic and bordering racist. Caused the whole part to turn away.
Written August 6, 2022
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Louise C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
I was victim of xenophobia. Really bad place for non British people. I was showing my French identity card as a proof of ID and the security staff refused me the entrance. My British friends and my British fiancé were accepted the etrance. This is the first time happening since I've been in the UK and I have my settle status. Appalling!
Written August 6, 2022
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We are an establishment that welcomes all visitors from all nationalities and backgrounds. Underage drinking is a significant problem within the area. As a business we have a legal requirement to ensure that we are adhering to the law in who we serve or risk serious consequences for ourselves. One way of doing this is by asking for proof of identification from those that appear to look under the age of 21. Fake IDs are a significant problem that make our jobs difficult. Anyone who has an identification, irrelevant of nationality, which we are unsure about will be asked if they can provide another form of identification such as a passport instead for us to fulfil our legal requirements. We can only apologise if you were made to feel this was because of your nationality. ◦
Written August 7, 2022
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Nikonpictures
Manchester, UK210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
On a weekend in Whitby we called in here late Friday afternoon for a quick pint. Only because it had a nice window view out onto the quay. There are a lot of bars along this area, with chairs and tables outside, but this looked a "proper" pub. Small bar but lots of choice. As a Guinness drinker that was my first look, if it was not on draught we would have to look elsewhere, but it was a nice well poured pint!
The front was busy but we got a seat in the quayside room. there is a back room with access from the street, which was not as busy at 16.00. When we left about 17.30, it was full of locals so must be good.!!!
Very friendly bar staff. Not sure why there are some comments on the room décor? It was OK for us. Also we only saw door staff on Saturday and they were very low key . I suspect they would be busy in summer!
We liked it so much it became out "local" for the weekend so when we headed down to the town to eat we called here first.
Written February 27, 2023
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Michelle S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Bar staff were extremely rude to me we genuinely didn’t know that the Ship and the Marine bar next door were not the same establishment. I sat on a chair whilst hubby went to get some drinks from Marine bar. The ship staff came out and said these chairs are for ship customers only to which I apologised and said it was a genuine mistake and we would have a drink from them in a minute. 2 minutes later what I can assume was the landlord of the ship came out and was extremely rude shouting “these chairs are my customers “ I apologised again but was made to replace the chairs and move away I said to him I didnt realise rivalry was so strong with the neighbours, as he carried on berating me. There was absolutely no need to be so rude. So much for a little consideration and understanding of a genuine mistake.
Written June 2, 2024
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Hi Thank you for your review I totally agree with you there's no need to be rude at all We have lots of customers that get confused between places the thing is we get charged an awful lot of money by the council for those few seats so as a consequence we need paying customers from the ship sat there, as do the Marine. I can assure you it wasn't the landlord that was rude to you as he wasn't about, however I will be looking into this. Once again please accept my apologies and give us another try as staff generally get lots of compliments for being friendly Julie
Written June 5, 2024
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Tom483
Salford, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Excellent pub friendly staff we only called in for one drink put we ended up staying here for 4 hours we managed to get a table outside we got chatting to lots of different people. The door man started his shift around 2pm he was a really nice guy we had a bit of banter with him and had a good laugh the pub is a great atmosphere and everyone was so friendly towards us we would return in a heartbeat. Thank you all for making us feel welcome in your pub we hope to see you soon . Hope the bar lady who’s birthday it was had a great night sorry didn’t catch your name . The door man hope you keep catching plenty of lobsters. Thank you all again kind regards Tom , Dave , Tony (Manchester)
Written August 14, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to read them. It’s such a difficult trade to be in as you obviously can’t please everyone so to read such great comments makes all the hard work worth while. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon. By the way we made sure Anne Marie had a great night and was feeling a bit rough on Sunday 😂😂
Written August 18, 2022
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