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Ship Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
01454 412 521
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal with friends. The food was great and the service was amazing. Would definitely eat there again.

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Thank hsb584
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Next door to the Premier Inn (owned by Whitbread) but a Chef & Brewer pub (owned by Greene King) so they merely tolerate each other. Premier Inn recommend it (through gritted teeth) and that's where guests have breakfast. Not able to book lunch or dinner via reception however. The meal itself was chaotic. We found it amusing that no-one seemed... More 

Thank Graham T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Received the new menue via email which looked very impressive in the photo's so decided to give The Ship another try. We were led to a table right away by friendly waiter and ordered drinks,so far so good. The table was on an uneven surface so was wobbling. Ok we moved ourselves to another table and waited for the drinks... More 

Thank bigdon0Bristol
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us visited in evening for a meal made to feel very welcome with good service and delicious food . Only gripe asked for half pint of orange juice and it wasn't a full glass because I didn't want ice ? Half pint of orange juice should be a full glass . The main meals very good size and... More 

Thank robalveston
Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Told had to wait as they are busy. .. i had been on the road since 4am and hardly stopped so was not impressed and i was very grumpy with the staff. Yet they took it in their stride and remained helpful and friendly which is amazing as i am terrible when grumpy. He was able to get me seated... More 

Thank Cj K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday roast really nice, service was a little slow but I think we went during a lull with a change of staff. Would eat there again.

Thank sunnybuck13
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the misfortune of using the Ship Inn for three days while staying in the very good adjoining Premier Inn for a work trip. Breakfast is ok, but it is hard to get it wrong although please note this restaurant has a buffet for the hot selection rather than served on request, so is not that hot. For the evening... More 

Thank Normal789
Martock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our first night stay at the premier inn. There was a little confusion over where they were going to seat us but that was resolved. We waiting a short while for our food but it was definitely worth the wait. Very well cooked and good portion sizes. There was one member of staff (maybe the manager)... More 

1 Thank MrandMrsG2
Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to find at least some good points when I write my reviews, but here I really struggled ! Three of us dined on Tuesday evening for a work meet up. Tuesday Special was sold (this is 7 pm) out, so no free dessert/starter for us ! Only half the main menu was available, waitress kindly gave us her... More 

1 Thank Morag63
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

seven of us ate here and chose to sit in the garden as dogs were not allowed in the pub. The food took 45 mins to come, only three of the seven meals arrived. They were left on the table with no cutlery and no sign of the other meals. It took two trips into the pub to establish these... More 

1 Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: 01454 412 521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?