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Ship Inn

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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
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Manchester, UK
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the nearby Coniston Coppice Caravan site, headed out here for our first night dinner. Very welcoming, and the food was lovely. Had lasagne and the other half had steak pie - both very tasty and couldnt fault it. Will always go to The Ship whenever in Coniston.

Thank MrsMeeks
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good dog friendly pub serving basic home style cooking. Huge portions and lots of choice. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank 9Rhona9
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my other half discovered this pub after going for a walk around Coniston water. I am happy that we happened to have stopped by. Upon arrival there was no other people inside, however the man who worked there (possibly the owner) couldn't have done more for us! Prior to going into the pub it was noted that food... More 

Thank kmethley
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here 5th november.pub was very busy and service at the bar was very slow.having said that my partner certainly enjoyed the huge gammon steak he was served and the steak pie was delish too.. reasonable prices and very friendly..welcomeing staff.will visit again nxt time were in coniston

Thank aliceLancashire
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in close proximity, my wife and 10 year old initially called in to the pub after a days walking and found the staff to be friendly and the selection of ales and beers second to none. Not only a great pint but we ate there one evening and found the food to be served in gut busting portions.....needless to... More 

Thank bez34now42
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped up the road from the ship Inn pub so we visited daily for that all important pint! Good choice of drinks and meals We dined here on 2 occasions. Both times our plates were left empty. Good home food. The staff were so friendly. Making us feel at home. They went out of their way to have a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Great find just outside the village. All the food was prepared fresh and was very good. Large portions for big eaters and very reasonably priced. £9.95 for home made steak and ale pie with either mash,chips or new potatoes with three different fresh veg. Friendly staff and good ale.

Thank Robin C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The details and previous reviews mention the pub and restaurant, we stayed here for five nights, so I'll try to cover all the points. The Ship Inn is located close to Coniston Village and is only a short walk. What most people don't realise is that they can get to and from the pub by following the old railway line,... More 

Thank Tony B
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were staying for a week near the centre of Coniston, which is well provided with good pubs. When out walking we saw the Ship which is about a third of a mile south on the A593. We tried out the Sunday roast which was well cooked and very good value. We liked the food and friendly atmosphere so much,... More 

Thank Chris H
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A great pub in the heart of the Lake District. Great atmosphere with really friendly staff, excellent food (very good portions and tremendous value) and good choice of quality ales. Highly recommend this as a stop off on your way around this beautiful area. And the liver and onions is a good choice for evening meal!

Thank ic1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?