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The Ship

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Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
01900 823692
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as a group of 4, luckily had a table booked as it was a busy Saturday night. 2 of our party ordered steak which when it arrived, left them a bit disappointed. It was served on a huge plate however only really filled half and also seemed half a portion size to what we had seen go... More 

Thank 12Kang12
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff just stood there and chatted whilst it was a very busy night. There was a very helpful young girl who looked to be doing all of the work. Food was tasty, quite expensive though. Would come back but not for a while.

Thank sab100802
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a wednesday night, the restaurant was busy and we got one of the last tables, despite this service was very quick and the food arrived in no time. We were extremely impressed with the high quality home cooked food. We ordered the lasagne, sweet and sour chicken, gammon and beef burger. All were delicious. Portion sizes... More 

Thank _Smith_20213
Workington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say the Dovenby Ship has always and still is one of the best places to eat in West Cumbria. The portion sizes are generous but small portions are avaliable. And the new owner being at the helm is just like old times. Highly recommended.

Thank McDonald653
Workington, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Its been a couple of years since our last visit, mainly due to the fact you used to get massive portions.. But as there are new owners, decided to give it another try this lunch time.. There was only about 12 others in, so plenty of places to sit. Waitress brought our menus, and said she would be back shortly... More 

Thank alisdair t
Gourock, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

First visit to this hotel/bar/restaurant was after a long walk. Sat outside in the sunshine with coffee and cake - very good. Re-visited for an evening meal a few nights later and were not disappointed. Only point - and I raised this with the staff - was that my steak was not done to my order (although it was very... More 

Thank MaureenW00dhead
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We missed the food serving times but had something to drink and certainly one of the best puddings we have tried! Nice location. Pleasant outside sitting area. Food looked good if a bit expensive.

Thank Justyna W
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I have visited The Ship twice this year for lunch on Saturday and have been disappointed both times due to unavailable food on the menu. On the first visit in April one of my group selected fish & chips but they did not have any fish! I chose a panini but they too were off the menu on that day.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped for dinner on the off chance very friendly staff and excellent service, very attentive, good food, will definitely be back.

Thank Sally Jane A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was nicely portioned and my family and I felt welcomed by the atmosphere and the staff. The only downfall however was that some of the food arrived a little on the cold side so we sent this back to get replaced. When the food came back it was delicious and the staff apologised for the mistake. Really good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 01900 823692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?