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“Ship inn paignton”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ship Inn

Ship Inn
Ranked #102 of 181 Restaurants in Paignton
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ship inn paignton”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We ate here today I had the chicken breast & chips and my husband had the steak pie it was all cooked very nice and not to long await.The downside that spoilt our meal was there was lots of children running around whilst there mothers just sat there the bar staff was constantly telling the children to stop running around but it went on deaf ears,my advise would be dont go there in the half term holiday.Apart from that we enjoyed our meal and the price is resonable.Also there was only one bartender on and he was doing a very good job but it still formed a large queue.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worst meal out!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to the Ship for a quick bite to eat. We were told that the wait for food was 30-45 min wait which was fine as they were busy, but the food was not worth the wait. It might be cheap, but you expect hot food and a lot better service. My daughter had chicken a curly fries. The fries were stone cold. My dad had pie, mash and mushy peas. We had to pay extra for the mash and for the mushy peas. But when he got the peas out of the jug there was literally a tea spoon full and a blob of mash. By the time we managed to find someone in charge, a team leader as the manager was on a night off the meal was cold. She had such and attitude it was unbelievable. Finally a new meal arrived and curly fries (after daughter had finished chicken!) The new pie was solid and overcooked. The waitress was very good and when she was told that we were taking the matter further with head office, was suddenly able to go and get the manager (appreciate it was her night off). Cheap meals, but even so portion size and quality still not worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sam58_12
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Northampton
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Friday Night Chaos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We have been to this pub/restaurant several times when in Paignton and have always enjoyed the food and service, unfortunately this visit didn't meet the standards we have enjoyed in the past.

We arrived at about 8pm on Friday night, the pub was busy, but not over crowded. We were told that there would be a 30-40 minute wait for food so we said that was okay. More than an hour later and after asking the waitress to find out where our dinner was, it arrived. We had the steak and ribs combo. Whilst my steak was cooked as requested, the ribs were almost impossible to eat. Burned and more bone than meat.

We appreciate it was a busy evening, but we were disappointed considering that we had previously eaten there and enjoyed it, hence going there again.

Not sure if we will return now though.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank JackieNorthampton
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Hour wait for food .........”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Visited the Ship inn Paignton for my birthday as a treat by my daughter evening of the 18th sept. Yes she overheard that there was a wait on food, a grumpy bar man told a previous customer. Then they were served by this man who treated them no different, did not seem happy at all !!! My daughter had been here before and told there would be a wait on food but had not waited too long. We thought that the same might apply last night. But in the end it was over an hour !!! Yes the food wasn't too bad when arrived hot etc. although both the burgers were well done. It was food and we were very hungry by this time.We would have stayed for a desert but it was too late and i think the kitchen had closed. Just be warned that if they say there will be await get confirmed how long .... Medal to the poor waiter who was running around like crazy, he certainley earnt his money last night, well done him.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank sapael
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Birthday meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went to the ship for my daughters 16th bday meal yesterday excellent food great atmosphere very good value for money

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ajhmint
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