The Ship Inn
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
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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julie g
Leeds, UK71 contributions
After wandering around trying to grab a place outside for a drink which was unsuccessful we decided to call in the nearest bar and we are so glad we did.
From the outside it looks a little bit like an old blokes pub but boy we were so wrong!
The staff were amazing even the bouncer! I can honestly say this is truly the first place since Covid lockdown who have followed every rule by the book. the cleanliness and attention to detail was amazing even though whilst we were there there was a few cxhallenging older people who didnt get or understand the rules so the poor staff got some right abuse. They dealt with these people calmly, politly and completley proffessional with a bit of friendly banter.
we will definatley be back and will recommend it to everyone.
Written September 20, 2020
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Martin I
128 contributions
My wife and I went in for 1 drink and stayed for 3 as we felt so comfortable.It's a relatively small pub but was fairly busy. In these Covid times we were taken to our table and it was waitress service at your table. The waitress and barmaid we running the whole pub so efficiently (where other pubs seemed to struggle) and still had time to talk to and have a laugh with customers. We felt so comfortable and covid safe that we stayed well beyond what we had planned - a reflection on the staff and the pub interior which looked as though it had been recently decorated. Easily the best pub we visited during our 2 night stay. Well done!
Written August 19, 2020
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Gingerspurs
Hoddesdon, UK130 contributions
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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sep_88
Sheffield, UK7 contributions
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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Mrs R
England, UK8 contributions
Couples
Great pub who have made an excellent effort to provide and apply Covid measures to ensure the safety of their customers. Felt very safe, beer and gun selection were excellent and so was the service. Well done all 👍
Written September 10, 2020
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Jordan M
1 contribution
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
1 contribution
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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Julie A
3 contributions
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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Tom483
Manchester, UK20 contributions
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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Laura&Nigel
8 contributions
Couples
Had a lovely Saturday afternoon at the ship inn, after a day of walking and shopping around Whitby we nipped in for a few drinks. Lovely gin selection and pale ales. Great atmosphere and music playing. Really enjoyed ourselves will 100% be visiting again, staff were great really welcoming and it's a well looked after pub. Whitby treasure.
Written November 14, 2021
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