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The Ship Inn

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Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
+44 1260 227217
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

- What we ordered (MAINS) Fish pie Chicken and mushroom pie (Drinks) Pale Ale Dark Bitter We have been here before and love the country vibe, it's a traditional country pub with friendly bar staff, table service and is dog friendly. Great for all the family. The traditional wood fires give it a lovely homely feeling along with locally brewed... More 

1 Thank Ape_Bird
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard good reports about this pub I've not visited for a long time I was looking forward to lunch and a pint at the Ship Inn We arrived about 7 mins after the 2.30pm cut off time for lunchtime food. The barmaid was busy delivering food to a table - a chap busy with his device at the bar... More 

Thank mike w
Ship I, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

I must have read and re-read this review 20 times, and I am still no nearer to understanding what we did to offend you so much. We offer an excellent lunch service for two and a half hours Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. The 'owner' did apologise and said 'I'm sorry but we have stopped serving... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It is a must to book this very busy country pub, the bar is quite small but pleasant and supports a great range of W R LEES ales served in very good condition. The dining area's are nicely situated in the pub away from the busy bar which is frequented by walkers. The staff coped well on the day but... More 

1 Thank Walb0
Leek, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Returned to the Ship Inn on Sunday for a delious roast, my favourite place. The home made Bakewell tart was amazing. There is a new winter menu which we looked at and will be going back to sample in the very near future. I can honestly say I cannot recommend this place highly enough, a hidden gem in a lovely... More 

1 Thank Jane S
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely food, great staff, good choice on menu and for drinks. Recommend the soup albeit dissaponted they now don't have a daily special soup as that was always nice ! We go at least once a week and if had time would go more.

Thank marshallls28
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This establishment is one of the best pub type restaurants that I have visited. The interior is rather rustic in appearance but the menu has one of the best selections I have seen, giving the term "spoilt for choice" a literal meaning. Portions are generous, and service provided by pleasant and efficient staff. We have visited a few times since... More 

1 Thank wriggers1
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, good company! A must if you are in the area! Not many pubs and hotels are animal friendly, this one is..... a great place in the country. One that is well worth a drop in!

Thank Matt P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, cosy environment, reasonable cost and friendly service. Also note it is dog friendly though I didn't take one.

1 Thank Shirley H
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice pub good beer and wine great food. Friendly staff. We had to book a table as the pub was very busy. The pub took in dog walkers, hikers and cyclists. And our dog had choice of 2 meals sausage or chicken with rice so he ate with us which was nice for a change. The serving staff are great... More 

2 Thank BlackpoolBrian
Congleton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I first booked (by phone) I had estimated that we would be 15-20 in number. As it was a nice day on the day, it turned out there were 26 of us. We took our food order in at 10am today before starting the walk: a wide variety from the menu, and said we would be back at about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barlow Hill, Wincle SK11 0QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wincle
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 227217
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?