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“Great pub with accommodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn
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The Ship Inn
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great pub with accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Stayed here several times in recent years with 3-4 friends for mountain biking weekends and love it. Great beer, good food, friendly and competent staff and good value rooms. Perfect for mountain biking I think. Why stay anywhere else? The Bottom Ship in Porlock Weir is almost as good but a little further from the best riding.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank henry h
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

They have a special offer on from November until March - two nights for the price of one - fantastic. The pub is a proper old fashioned pub with great food and lots of locals. The breakfast was very filling and tasty and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Lots of lovely walks from here and the Bottom Ship have a special offer of fish, chips and a pint for £7 on a Friday night - that was lovely and tasty. Top place to stay and the staff are very nice as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HandGaway
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. Yes it is a little shabby but most of it is the original building and has so much atmosphere. It was good being able to take the dogs with us, they tucked in nicely under the table and behaved. Breakfast was nice and what we expected for such a traditional place (no marmalade though). We have dinner there both evenings, first evening better than second (down to our choice I think). We had husband had steak and said it was better than one he had paid nearly £30 for the week before! Second night chose the chicken pie which I wasnt too keen on - obviously a big pot of filling prepared in a pan and plonked on the plate with a puff pastry disc cooked separately and lay next to it. I know this is a fairly common way of doing pie in catering but it looked so unappealing.

Really enjoyed the break, very friendly and helpful staff. Point - watch some of the locals with their dogs, they let them wander around the pub off the lead, a bit of a shock for my nervous little one.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jax38
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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Ate here after short walk from nearby campsite at Burrowhayes. Excellent food- 13 year old son saying it was the best burger he had ever had.....Good sized portions and enjoyed the company of dogs at adjacent tables. As others have said, it does look a little tired, but good play area outside for young children and friendly staff.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Caroline W
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Louth
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went on a tour of Devon & Cornwall for a few days having booked nothing in advance, We prefer to stay in pubs if possible and found this little gem at about 6pm on 27th August and given the choice of two rooms. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room we chose was small but well kitted out with en-suite and everything you could possibly want. The food was great and well presented and tasty. All in all an old fashioned inn we can thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: We chose room 10 as it has a staircase down to the car park, very easy for luggage and for going out...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie G
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place was recommend to us by the owner of our B&B and we ended up eating here 2 nights out of three. We thought the food was really good. The pub looks a little shabby from the outside but don't let this put you off. You can eat in either the pub or the restaurant. If you are not a dog lover then eat in the restaurant as every one in the pub seemed to have a dog with them. This didn't bother us as all the dogs were very well behaved. all in all, a good pub serving good food with a good atmosphere. give it a try.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HampshireJellybelly1
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed at the top ship in porlock for 1night which was long enough . The room was drab and unwelcoming . The breakfast was the worst I had ever been served , bacon looked like it had been boiled , the whole meal was tasteless , the butter portion and toast were all on the same plate .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Linda B
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Property: The Ship Inn
Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Ship Inn Porlock, England

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