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The Ship Inn
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We called in to the Ship Inn for a family meal on Thursday August 2nd. There were seven of us, 5 adults two kids. We hadn't booked. We were welcomed by the hosts and offered two tables as the place was reasonably busy, this was OK by for us.. The place was spotless and the food excellent, the service was a little slow though and probably needs addressing. That said we were well looked after and were kept informed of the progress of our meal.

The house speciality is home made burgers, they were delicous as were the desserts.

We had a lovely time, the owners(?) Adrian and Carolyn were extremely helpful and attentive, good food, good atmospher and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank DingledogHolmfirth
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theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Thank you for the comments & kind words, sorry the service was a little slow, however, hope you enjoyed the prawn crackers while you waited. Hope to see you all again soon.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We went to the Ship just for some dinner and while the pub was bustling the restaurant was quiet. Was made to feel very welcome despite being the only people that night! Just had mains and I'm glad I didn't attempt a starter as the mains were very generous portions, all homemade and delicious. I had the asparagus and salmon fishcakes and my husband had the naked burger. Was so stuffed I couldnt fit in a pudding, which is very unusual for me. Will definitely be returning to try the Dessert Burger.
All in all, a wonderful restaurant, very nicely decorated, wonderfully welcoming and attentive staff and great food. If you haven't been, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Chino1
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theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Pleased you enjoyed your meal! Maybe next time you can try our homemade Ice cream. Many thanks for the support and your comments. Hope to see you both soon.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

What a lovely please to eat put you feet up and relax with a great atmosphere a beautiful beer garden.The staff were more than happy to help with all our needs.they made us feel so welcome Great tasting burgers to you have got to try the famous R.A.T burger. This is one of the best places i have been to for a long time.The rooms are very comfortable and clean.The ship is situated in the beautiful village of newnham a couple of minuets walk down the road and your at the river seven.There is lots of lovely walks to go on in the forest of dean.the food over all in the restaurant was great and very reasonable priced.I would really recommend you try this one.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank northenlights
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

The Ship Inn is advertised as the only dedicated burger and grill restaurant in the area and it certainly lives up to this with large portions of freshly cooked food for a very reasonable price!

On top of this the pub staff were friendly and helpful in every way throughout the meal. The RAT (Rosemary and Thyme) burger, which is their speciality, was brilliant and something a bit different to standard pub burgers. In terms of steak, it comes cooked just as requested and will not disappoint!

Overall, highly recommended to anyone in the area and we will certainly be returning on our next visit :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Amy W
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theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2012

Pleased you enjoyed your time with us, Makes working in the kitchen worth while when customers have enjoyed the experience of good food and a great night out. Thank you!

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

I was lucky enough to win a competition with "Explore Gloucestershire" giving us a nights accommodation and evening meal at The Ship Inn. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

The food in the restaurant was of exceptional standard. We ordered steak and it was cooked exactly as we asked, and was extremely tasty. The portion sizes were more than adequate and beautifully presented. The desserts were also delicious, especially the trio of ice-creams (which was the best ice-cream I have ever tasted!!!). The room we stayed in was well equiped with tea and coffee. There was a comfortable sofa and television, a very comfortable 4-poster bed and a great view of the River Severn from the window.

The breakfast was also top notch. Cereals and fruit juice were offered, and tea/coffee on your arrival at breakfast. A full english to your liking was provided and this was of very high standard.

I would recommend this hotel and we will be returning as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Gill N
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Great one night stay on business. Room was lovely and very welcoming.

After a business meeting a very restful pub bar with great food , felt very comfortable there.

Good breakfast too.

A lovely area - would come again to thihs pub for a short break in a beautiful area.
, Jan SM

Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Went to the ship few weeks ago,for evening meal and it was brilliant but the Mother day lunch,was average.Very small portions and for a Sunday lunch,very uninteresting.The meat was very nice,good flavour but only two very small portions of veg and only roast potatoes [no boiled,which made the lunch,very sparse].I think,with the emphasis,on our 5 a day,there should have been more variety.Did not make a fuss,as entertaining our Mum's but would not go back for Sunday lunch !!!.Pudding portions also tiny

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank catherinej
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theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed.......... Mother's Day is always difficult with so many people eating with us in a short time frame. If you would like to try us again I would be most happy to make amends. Many thanks for your comments which are noted.

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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Address: High Street, Newnham-on-Severn GL14 1BY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Newnham-on-Severn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Newnham-on-Severn
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ship Inn is situated in the High Street of the picturesque village of Newnham-on-Severn on the west bank of the river. Once well-known as a port, today the village is regarded as one of the favourable observation points for the Severn Bore. History of the village dates back to the Middle Ages.The Ship Inn with its recently refurbished rooms, all equipped with flat screen TVs, DVD players, Wi Fi internet access and superior finishes, is a great place to make a base whilst you explore the surrounding area.Some of the rooms have amazing views of the River Severn, a great place to see the amazing natural phenomenon of the Severn Bore!When you eat at The Ship Inn you’ll experience great tasting, well presented food … so good that you’ll want to return again and again like so many of our food loving diners and guests.All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. We endeavour to only use foods that are in season and only of the highest quality. ... more   less 
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