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“Food after a walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Wincle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Village pub in the peak district, close to Leek, macclesfield and buxton. Everyone welcome, all the family, including children and dogs. We are open all day, everyday.
1 review
“Food after a walk”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Nice friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere and most importantly really excellent food. Try the Camembert sharing platter to start and the guest plumb beer while it is still on.

Thank Doug S
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Trying hard and succeeding”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I made a repeat visit to The Ship after an absence of just over two years. The quality of the food served up by the last owners was amazing and I was looking forward to a really good meal. We were not disappointed, despite the change of personnel, sharing a superb seafood platter.

I'll be back again. Good luck to the new owner- it must be difficult to step in at a place like The Ship and they seem to be working hard to please.

As to the beer- the old owner told me a couple of years ago that they had a very restrictive tie-in with the brewery- which is a shame. The excellent Wincle Brewery is down the hill (just yards away) and one of the previous publicans was the brewer there- but the brewery tie in was such that he couldn't sell his own beer in a pub he owned.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Kev W
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
“Meal OK but where's the beer?”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is obvious that the ownership has changed and it shows. This pub has an entry in the Camra Walking guide for Derbyshire. Two beers on tap on the night visited. Lee's standard bitter which is pretty average and Manchester Pale Ale which again was pretty average. Not bad but also not why I would expect in a Camra nominated pub. Same given Wincle brewery is no more than 100 yards away. Anyway the food was OK and if I lived closer would probably mean I would visit more often but it is not worth the 15 mile trip over trying something in Buxton and I would want to be challenged a bit more on the beer front. People were friendly and service efficient

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank plaistowboy
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“fundamentals are good”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

There are some very negative reviews here. Whilst i do not think the landlord is a charmer the place is basically well run. The fundamentals are ; very good food at a fair price, decent beers in a genuinely unspoilt building in a lovely setting. I think my standards are high and this place is good enough for me.
I have often turned up looking scruffy from a walk and never felt unwelcome.
I would go either for a walk stopover or a smart meal out. It is a genuine classy country pub that can cope with either.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank DavidL187069
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Welcome shelter from the rain and fine dining to follow”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Visited twice recently. First on a rainy weekend whilst cycling and found a warm welcome and excellent beer in the walkers' bar. Returned for dinner a few days later. Fresh and tasty antipasto shared to start, delicious locally sourced grouse to follow. Food, beer and service highly recommended. Lovely village with excellent walks and mtb close by.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Night R
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