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The Ship Inn

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Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
+44 1260 227217
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed 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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Congleton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the Ship Inn was such high quality, this is definitely worth a visit. The black pudding scotch egg was my particular favourite.

1 Thank GiantRolo
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 10 for a bank holiday Monday. We all ordered a good range of meals and we all enjoyed them. It's not the cheapest place but it's good quality pub food. As others have said its dog friendly. We reserved a table due to the size of our party but I'd recommend reserving anyway as it... More 

Thank NEcoastman
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in at The Ship Inn a few weeks ago for a drink and checked out the menu. We dined there last night, the place was buzzing, a great atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service was likewise. I spoke to the owners who told me they were having a new winter menu starting in October. Can't wait... More 

Thank MIKE S
Ascot, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Ship three times in three days as we were staying nearby with no car. It's a friendly pub, dog friendly with decent beer. Food is good, not amazing but everyone left happy. The chicken burger is very good, especially with (good quality) bacon and cheese - fries are bog standard out the freezer, could do better. The... More 

Thank sherman49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $39
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, 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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