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Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
01900 823692
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Workington, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank TeddyWestville
Workington, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We can even here on a Saturday evening and it was a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. The venue was very clean and nicely decorated. The staff are friendly and helpful. I realy enjoyed my meal the chicken gougon and the fish and chips was very nice a little on the greasy side but you could tell it was all... More 

Thank Cal S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Dropped in for lunch having won a voucher here from a raffle at a local show. Sat in beer garden because we had our dog with us. The food arrived soon after the order was taken and it was the best sweet n'sour chicken we have ever eaten! Great chunks of succulent chicken and the option of having half rice/half... More 

Thank LongdogCumbria
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It has been several months since we last visited this pub and the new landlord has certainly made a difference. Good food, friendly staff. Good atmosphere and despite not having a booking were easily fitted in. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Mike T
Eaglesfield, England
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Not been before even though it's near home. We were welcomed as soon as we were through the door and led to a table suitable for our group. We had a mix of mains from the main, children's and specials menu. Food arrived in good time and was all great, blue cheese sauce for the steak was especially nice. Will... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?