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“Traditional English Inn Food”
Review of The Bottom Ship

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The Bottom Ship
Ranked #3 of 3 Porlock Weir B&B and Inns
Warwickshire
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65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Traditional English Inn Food”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here several times before but found it disappointing this time round. The member of staff who served us was in a world of her own and did not listen to what we ordered, hence the wrong order arrived. When we questioned it she told another member of staff 'That is what they ordered!' The menu was not very extensive so very little to choose from. The pub itself is in a lovely location and interesting.
Downside was the staff, some spent most of the time on their mobile phones than being attentive to customers.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped at the Anchor for a light lunch before walking up the hill to Culbone Church (well worth the walk!!!). The choice of veggie options was good but we opted for the potato longboat with ratatouille - the portion size was good. It was well presented and the staff friendly. The interior of the pub is oldie worlde....but warm and welcoming. It was a lovely day so we sat outside where there is plenty of seating.....can get busy and meals stop at 3pm during the day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We Stayed 2 nights at the bottom ship last week, the Pub is traditional and the staff on the whole were friendly.
Accommodation was a little dated but clean and tidy and of a good size. We ate in the bar on the first night and the meal was very tasty, we both had Fish and Chips as were at the coast so it would be rude not to... and when the meal arrived that what it was, Fresh Battered Fish, Chips and a dollop of Mushy peas with a lemon wedge to boot no salad.... not cheap at £9 but did the job.
Our room was over the entrance of the bar, so as it was a very warm evening we had to leave the windows open... so due to a few load members of staff enjoying a drink or too I was not able to get to sleep til gone 12 which after driving 5 hours to get to Somerset was a little annoying on a Wednesday evening as we thought it would be a quiet night.
We not asked during breakfast if we had slept well "I did have to shout out of the window and ask them to please be quiet", and as we were staying 2 nights I did not bring up the subject...
Luckily there was no Staff party on the 2nd evening so a good nights sleep was had...
Porlock Weir is a great place to go if like us you have a dog. I would stay at the ship again as they were very accommodating towards dogs.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed for one night in early July, we just walked in as we had come to the end of our day out, there was a beer festival and band, the staff made us fully aware and said it would be noisy, so we cant complain. The room was ok but not excellent and a little dated. The breakfast was good with extra coffee provided when we asked for it, no complaints and a really nice location

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jackfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good bar meals at a reasonable price with good calm friendly service even on a very busy Sunday afternoon. Very pleased to have eaten here and will return - not just for the food but also for the well kept tasty ales.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I stayed her one night whilst walking the first part of the SWCP. I arrived just after lunch and found the staff welcoming and hospitable. The room was perfectly adequate with a view over the sea (although the room was in the roof and the windows were on floor level). I didn't eat here in the evening as I had eaten during the day but had a few beers and they do have a good selection of real local ales. I would certainly recommend the place. I had intended to do this trip with a friend so had booked a twin room but as I was alone they gave me a discount on the double room rate. Very welcome.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

was there with barnstaple camera club and we had a table booked. when we arrived for lunch there was a rugby match on the big screen tv and the bar was heaving but the waitress jess kindly waived the normal order-and-pay routine and took out orders at our tables and brought the food and the drinks and allowed us to pay after the match was over and the bar cleared. the staff were very obliging and the food was good

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Bottom Ship
Address: Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock Weir
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock Weir
Number of rooms: 3
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The Bottom Ship Porlock Weir, Somerset

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