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The Ship Inn

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Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
+44 1260 227217
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This establishment is one of the best pub type restaurants that I have visited. The interior is rather rustic in appearance but the menu has one of the best selections I have seen, giving the term "spoilt for choice" a literal meaning. Portions are generous, and service provided by pleasant and efficient staff. We have visited a few times since... More 

1 Thank wriggers1
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good company! A must if you are in the area! Not many pubs and hotels are animal friendly, this one is..... a great place in the country. One that is well worth a drop in!

Thank Matt P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, cosy environment, reasonable cost and friendly service. Also note it is dog friendly though I didn't take one.

Thank Shirley H
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub good beer and wine great food. Friendly staff. We had to book a table as the pub was very busy. The pub took in dog walkers, hikers and cyclists. And our dog had choice of 2 meals sausage or chicken with rice so he ate with us which was nice for a change. The serving staff are great... More 

2 Thank BlackpoolBrian
Congleton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first booked (by phone) I had estimated that we would be 15-20 in number. As it was a nice day on the day, it turned out there were 26 of us. We took our food order in at 10am today before starting the walk: a wide variety from the menu, and said we would be back at about... More 

Thank B3917FGjohn
United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pub with a great interior and exterior with friendly staff. However the food let it down as there was a long wait and the menu wasn't very in depth, as a bit of a fussy eater I was slightly disappointed the menu didn't include some of the items inside the burger. The chips were good however the burger... More 

1 Thank SirRafa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here after a long walk. Lovely welcome and very friendly. Good choice of food on the menu and when it arrived we weren't disappointed. Large portions and well presented. Nice atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

Thank WillsBristol
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

After a lovely 2 hour walk we visited the Ship Inn for lunch. We were told that the Ham Hock would take 40 minutes so we ordered something else. After waiting 45 minutes, without the waitress even coming to apologise for the wait, and she kept looking at us. Chatting away with her mates. I had to get up and... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Ship I, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Cheryl I apologise for you not being informed of any delay on your order, it happens that on very busy weekends and bank holiday's that priority is given to booked tables, and walk-ins are informed on ordering if there is a delay, as all food is freshly prepared to order. If this was not the case then I am sorry... More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

7 of us had a variety of dishes eg black pudding scotch egg! King prawns, rack of lamb, sirloin steak, ploughman's platter, trifle, chocolate brownie. All were very good or excellent.

1 Thank Lindalook
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent menu, food cooked superbly, friendly and pleasant staff. The Fish and Chips are to die for !!! A little out of the way but don't let that deter you.

1 Thank JohnRawson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $37
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wincle
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 227217
Village pub in the peak district, close to Leek, macclesfield and buxton. Everyone welcome, all the family, including children and dogs. We are open all day, everyday.

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