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Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
+44 1900 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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Chorley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely lunch, the best we have had over the last few weekends. But what made it better was the landlord/owner, so friendly, helpful and attentive to his customers. The food was fantastic, no frills but all homemade, we had the chicken and leek pie (proper pie, top and bottom) and chips which were just like Grandma used to... More 

Thank S33DYX
Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

After making a last minute booking for the same day lunch time, we were delighted that they could squeeze 15 of us in. Walked in to a beautiful warm cosy pub, was greeted by a lovely happy young lady who showed us to our table. It was quite busy but the staff handled it fantastically. The food was scrumptious ,... More 

Thank kilnerssharon
Workington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 8. 6 adults and 2 children. Upon arrival we were taking to our table and our drinks orders were took and menus handed to us. Our drinks arrived quickly along with colour pencils and colouring pages for the children. ( lovely personal touch ) We all ordered something different from the menu, food was beautiful and... More 

Thank Liamjnr
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Well don't know where to start. Booked a table for 2 for Saturday night. First time I've ever been so was looking forward to it. Ordered drinks when asked for vodka and coke was asked if i wanted a pint or half. I repeated the order the girl read the order back to me and still only brought a coke!!... More 

Thank Martin C
English Lake District
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Ship used to be a regular haunt of ours but with the several changes in management of late its been a while since we visited this hostelry. So 20 of us booked for dinner on Saturday night to see what it was like. The first impression upon walking up to the bar for a drink on entering the Ship... More 

Thank CaptainCumbria
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Great food, warm welcome, very pleasant staff. What's not to like?? Very clean and we'll looked after interior. Nice and bright, comfortable pub with a good garden.

Thank John K
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Chosen at random to have lunch with long standing friends, not seen for quite some time. Cosy and welcoming dining room. Efficient and friendly service , all topped off with a splendid meal. Will certainly be making more visits, based on todays experieced.

Thank MichaelWilliamRoi
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Add per the title really. Nothing fancy but we'll cooked, piping hot with generous portions; I've rarely seen so many scampi on one plate! Desserts were the usual classics: sticky toffee, brownie, cheesecake et al. Three of us with drinks and two desserts came to £53, which was decent value. Service front of house was uninspiring yet fine for the... More 

Thank Sprigeteer
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been visiting the Dovenby Ship for years and mostly go on a Sunday, which is always busy and for good reason. They always have Beef and Turkey on and quite often Lamb. The portions are generous but smaller ones are available. The best thing about the ship is the consistency of the food they put... More 

Thank Coandtfryit
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with new owners who are very friendly and in the process of upgrading it. Food was good and served at any time (sounds strange but that is amazing for the area). It also has wifi which again is amazing for the area. When we were there you could only have 1 phone at a time on it but... More 

Thank timmyt77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +44 1900 823692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?