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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
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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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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very suitable for walkers and there are plenty of beautiful walks in the vicinity of the Ship Inn. It's quite small but very cozy, we went for lunch today and we wanted to sit next to a fireplace and although there are 3 fires (that we saw) only one was lit and there was already other guest sat... More 

Thank BtJose
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the ship inn on Friday 30th December as we were staying in the village for a break. I had booked several weeks before as I was aware it could get booked up. We had a lovely table round from the bar. The service was fabulous-couldn't be faulted. The food-we had eyes bigger than our bellies. Had starters-my husband... More 

1 Thank Rebecca J
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited The Ship a number of times after "rediscovering" this lovely little pub a couple of years ago we decided to visit for a New Years Day lunch. Realising that the pub could well be busy we called an hour before to book a table to make sure we could eat there. On arrival as usual the staff were... More 

1 Thank Tim B
Leek, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've hadn't visited the Ship for quite some time so we chose to dine here with our friends who used to frequent the pub. A very warm welcome & a cosy atmosphere. Excellent service.

Thank Elizabeth E
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a well rated pub and so we had a late lunch booking - 4pm! We arrived a bit early after a walk - it wasnt too busy and we were invited to take drinks to the table. Good menu - we all had a choice to make - and the service and food were good. Relaxed, welcoming, warm... More 

Thank Stephen C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family visited Castleton to experience the Christmas atmosphere and visit Santa's Grotto and on the way home we went to the Ship Inn at Winkle, the table was pre booked for 11 and on arrival we found they had arranged the tables in such a way all of us were facing each other and it was such a social... More 

Thank Biker9
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been a couple of times this week and has a snack on Sunday afternoon that was fresh, tasty and well presented. We had a couple of sandwiches and chips with a pint and were really pleased with what was presented to us so much so there was nothing left, On the strength of this we took my parents... More 

Thank iain t
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We called in for a lunch along with our dog as they are welcomed - there is even a menu for them (we got him rice and chicken) This isn't a flashy restaurant, it's a really nice pub which is friendly and serves decent food for fair prices.

1 Thank Tim D
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

- What we ordered (MAINS) Fish pie Chicken and mushroom pie (Drinks) Pale Ale Dark Bitter We have been here before and love the country vibe, it's a traditional country pub with friendly bar staff, table service and is dog friendly. Great for all the family. The traditional wood fires give it a lovely homely feeling along with locally brewed... More 

1 Thank Ape_Bird
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Having heard good reports about this pub I've not visited for a long time I was looking forward to lunch and a pint at the Ship Inn We arrived about 7 mins after the 2.30pm cut off time for lunchtime food. The barmaid was busy delivering food to a table - a chap busy with his device at the bar... More 

1 Thank mike w
Ship I, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

I must have read and re-read this review 20 times, and I am still no nearer to understanding what we did to offend you so much. We offer an excellent lunch service for two and a half hours Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. The 'owner' did apologise and said 'I'm sorry but we have stopped serving... More 

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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, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?