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Ship Inn

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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big thank you to your lovely barmaid who was extremely friendly and your chef. Visited here Saturday 23rd July around 2pm with 11 of my friends who were all camping at nearby Coniston Hall Campsite. 10 mins walk, about 1/2 a mile walk. Great service all our food came before we finished our first drink and was excellent. Lovely to... More 

1 Thank GOrDyShed
Marsascala, Malta
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After mass at the nearby Sacred Heart Church in Coniston wanted to complete a Saturday rainy cold evening with a good meal. Ship Inn made our wish come true. Friendly staff, make you feel at home. Very well presented and quite large dishes. Good value for money.

1 Thank acauchi
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a great evening in the pub. Most of our group went for the pies which I'd highly recommend ... especially if you are hungry as they are not shy on the chips! The landlord and lady were very welcoming - great little place.

1 Thank Tim G
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We nipped in from staying on cc site...great selection of ales and local Lakeland lager. We both had steak and black pudding pie, fresh veg (cauliflower, carrots and swede) and choice of chips or new potatoes ...we opted for chips and the only slight disappointment was that the chips were out of a packet rather than home cooked chunky chips... More 

1 Thank Wendy B
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to take the family . Food is great, staff are lovely and couldn't be more helpful. Beer is good too. It's a must

1 Thank ford20152016
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Coniston for the last May bank holiday weekend. We stayed at the Caravan Club Coniston Park site and there's an easy walk to this pub avoiding the main road for most of the route. We all had a great meal and the staff were very friendly. They allow dogs too which was a bonus. Definitely will visit... More 

2 Thank Andy R
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem has a distinctive 'locals' feel - but both staff and locals welcomed our group of tired and hungry walkers with open arms. The food is grounded British fare (recommend the pies) which quickly solved our large appetites. The husband and wife team front of house keep the operation moving smoothly, with good friendly service. Some great local ales... More 

1 Thank BMTaunt
Staines, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my family of six (3 generations) and sat at a nice oval table. Very friendly efficient service and great food was had whilst we listened to some great songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Recommended for a really nice dinner.

1 Thank Geoffers1817
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner in The Ship Inn tonight. The liver in onion gravy was served with Mash and loads of fresh vegetables. My husband really enjoyed it. I chose the Stilton and vegetable crumble. It was tasty but the vegetables were few and far between, and the crumble was just a scattering of breadcrumbs. Quite a disappointment, especially as... More 

Thank Elizabeth D
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is a Robinson's pub and whilst I am not overly keen on there beers they do have a few that are pretty good. The landlord was really friendly and only to happy to suggest something worth trying. As it turned out I think this is the only pub in Coniston that stocks a range of bottled craft beer.... More 

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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
Bar scene, Families with children, 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?