We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 196: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Ship Inn on our first night in Coniston . What a little Gem this pub is , enquired if it was ok to take our dog in, " didn't need to worry though as there were already quite a few inside " We were made to feel most welcome by the staff and other customers. The beer... More 

1 Thank 59Badger
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service with a smile. Lovely lamb shank, but a bit disappointing that they wouldn't replace chips with mash despite having mash on the menu.

1 Thank Sarah S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Greeted by a very warm welcome. Accommodated my dietary requirements with a smile. Good range of craft beers. Food good. Host and hostess took an interest in our well being and food experience.

1 Thank astrowanderer
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
526 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a large public house in a central position of Coniston with an open aspect inside containing several quirky features. The bar offers a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits. I understand that accomodation is also availability here.

Thank RogerfromTown
North West
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we always return to this pub as it is frequented by locals and the welcome is always wonderful after a good walk or indeed just arriving from cheshire. great pizza and last time fresh caught flounder

1 Thank dd1NorthWest
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just called for tea and although we are early by an hour the chef as just cooked us our meal ... And it was lovely home cooked food very tasty and lots of it ! We are sat outside now looking at the spectacular views absolutely beautiful pub in a great location and bar staff very friendly with a smile... More 

2 Thank linda r
Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food and service was excellent. Staff and owners hospitality was first class with a happy smiley service all the way, not always an easy thing to do when you are busy.

4 Thank bilgesailing98
Oulton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Ship from the nearby Coppice Caravan Park. A very welcoming and friendly pub and surprisingly busy for midweek. Food was nice if not great - pies are recommended though frozen chips disappointing. Good choice of Robinsons beers.

1 Thank John W
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located out of the village so has a steady trade rather than being crowded. The food is excellent, well prepared, hearty and fresh, arrived quickly after ordering. Good decent range of gluten free options including puddings. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend to all.

2 Thank Damon S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to The Ship on our two week holiday last night and, once again, we weren't disappointed. The food was good and great value and arrived quickly. The staff here are all so pleasant! We'll be going back tomorrow for the final night of our holiday...

2 Thank Chris R

Travelers who viewed Ship Inn also viewed

Coniston, Duddon Valley
Coniston, Duddon Valley

Been to Ship Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41224
We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 2 of the 3 rooms being en-suite.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ship Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?