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The Bottom Ship

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Bar, British, Pub
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Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I have visited The Ship many times when staying at The Anchor, (in the good old days when Douglas and Pandy ran it!). Holidaying on Exmoor last week we decided to re visit not only The Anchor but to also pop into The Ship. The place has changed only slightly inside but the welcome was a big... More 

Thank HotelinspectorSussex
Newport, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bottom Ship - The bar was busy and provided good drinks choice and reasonably quick service. Longboats ordered were quite small and poor quality and don't what you'd expect for a filled jacket potato with salad and crisps. The gents toilet was a let down - small and smelly.

Thank JP070766
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good pub on Porlock Weir looks like it would make a good film set for an episode of Poldark!. We called in for a coffee and a tea cake which cost a reasonable £3.30 after a walk from Porlock to the weir via Porlock Marsh

Thank lambretta134
Somerset, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pub we have known for 40 plus years. We ate here for lunch twice recently during a hot spell and despite being vey busy I could not fault the service or the friendliness of the staff. The big problem was value or money. The first time scampi and chips was ok, but £10 plus for a smallish... More 

Thank tim_x_jones
Romsey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub food, in comfortable surroundings. We stopped for an evening meal while we were in the area. The pub is in a beautiful location, just across the road from the beach. The food was nicely cooked and presented. Staff were.pleasant and friendly.

Thank Lyn P
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little early but service is from noon until 2.45. They could not have been more welcoming. My wife and I both had the pork, served with a variety of vegetables including roast parsnips and very good roast potatoes. There was also a yorkshire and very good gravy. The only thing missing was crackling but we could have... More 

Thank BrockweirBadger
Oxford, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here for lunch. The hotel next door, which we have used before, was shut so we came here. Really pleased we did as the lunch was excellent and of a reasonable price. We will stop again here when we next visit Devon. Good service.

Thank ArtyOxford
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historic pub. Spent quite a few afternoons sat outside. The Wierfest was superb, and the pub served decent BBQ grub and a fantastic selection of Real Ales and ciders during the music. Food from normal menu is just good plain English pub grub served well and at a good price. Good selection of beers on tap, and nice interior.... More 

Thank Dominic A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lunch and dinner here. The fish and chips were amazing, really fresh. The location was pretty fab too, nice traditional pub and great food.

Thank mrsdowning11
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Top Ship was recommended by a friend but on hindsight we preferred the Bottom Ship where we stayed with our 2 pets for 5 nights in June & yes we had lovely weather no rain. We were so surprised that it was only £85 for 2 nights stay 2 people, 2 dogs B&B thrown in. Our pets stayed in... 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
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock Weir
  • Phone Number: 01643863288
TA24 8PB

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