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The Ship Inn

48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. The food is fantastic and of excellent quality. We'd only popped in for a drink on a Tuesday evening after a (very brief) visit to nearby Boscombe. We asked the staff if we could have a couple of...More

1  Thank Jules J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are always very friendly and the food is really good!! Their lunch menu is great, but the specials are really what makes this place somewhere I go back to. Eclectic, but well 'balanced', there's always something for every taste. I'd definitely recommend the...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely cosy pub/restaurant for a Saturday dinner. Very comprehensive menu with good selection of starters and mains. I had the scallops to start and Duo of Lamb as a main which were both simply delicious. There is a pleasant garden area too which is...More

1  Thank simonbn3
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a pint. This privately owned establishment carries the badge of being better because we care. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to the ship for lunch today. I was pleasantly surprised to find Ox cheek on the menu. There was also a good selection of children friendly dishes. The roast beef was excellent with a good selection of vegetables. The ox cheek litteraly melted...More

1  Thank f00dym00dy
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Christchurch again to see a show at the Regent Centre and decided we would have some dinner beforehand. Possibly even better than last time (which I didn’t think was possible) the food is amazing! I had the Hallibut special and my friend...More

1  Thank Tunannoodles
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here the other evening. The food, service and ambience were all good. The cheese soufflé was delicious. However I thought the wine was quite expensive - more than £6 for a glass of Sauvignon blanc- but maybe I am out...More

Thank Izzie62
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My wife and I had another excellent pre-theatre evening meal at The Ship Inn before watching The Whitney Houston Show at The Regent which was also brilliant. I had the beer battered haddock fillet plus pea puree and thick triple cooked chips and my wife...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Came to Dorset for a wedding and passed by The Ship in Christchurch. A traditional pub with a separate dining area at the rear or you can eat in the bar. We chose to sit in the dining area and had the catch of the...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This place was ok, the drink costs seem to have reduced to something a bit more reasonable. Not bad place for a drink, it was not that busy when we went although it was later on a Saturday evening.

Thank Matt R
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Debbie S
1 April 2017|
Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
They will show you the menu and specials .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 474799
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