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The Ship Inn

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48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:15
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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West London
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there twice in one day, popped in for a drink during the afternoon outside in the courtyard. Nice place to stop and have a chat. Went in later in the evening where there was a band playing 60/70s music. This was easy listening and the band really seemed to be enjoying the whole evening. Staff and service were good... More 

Thank WestLondonMrBaxter
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had many good meals at this lovely pub. Its very cosy inside while still being spacious, and the staff are very welcoming. The food is locally sourced stuff and made with real care. The desert board is one of the best I've enjoyed. Not had a disappointment there yet.

Thank DJDB
Level Contributor
41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here about a year ago with friends and were surprised then how good the food was as our main reason to visit was the live music but we wanted to eat first . We have now visited again with different friends , 6 of us , and every single persons food was really really good without exception. Usually... More 

Thank simontkent
Level Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another visit to The Ship and again did not disappoint. Quick Sunday lunch on a lovely sunny April day. Could have sat out in garden, but only table free in shade, and to be honest, outside tables do attract smokers, so all in all decided on booth inside. 4 of us very happy with our food - duck, fish and... More 

Thank ThelmaBournemouth
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a good meal in The Ship on the 13/04/2017. Unfortunately it was spoilt by poor service. We eat 7:30, we had booked for 8 but got in early but our table was available as the Resturant area was not busy. We were shown to our table and left with the food menu. We waited for... More 

Thank Angela U
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited the pub after a walk from Bournemouth. Had a few drinks and decided to stay longer as the specials menu looked interesting. Good customer service from the staff, and the food was excellent and good value for money. This is our first visit to Christchurch and we were very impressed by the old town.

Thank Linda L
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have not been to The Ship in Christchurch high street before. Lovely atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. But not over the top. Lovely food I had the chickpea curry for main and I can say this is the best vegetarian meal I've had out in a long time. Very enjoyable evening. We will definitely be back. Thankyou The Ship

1 Thank sarahD6770VZ
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice visit to the ship. Not been in since last year and the place looks great. Not very busy but we were a little early. Nice choice of drinks, quality staff and comfortable pub. Next time we will be coming back to eat

Thank tom2002cl
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We looked for a gastro pub and found one in the centre of Christchurch. Lovely relaxing atmosphere, not to busy and friendly staff. We were shown our table and our order was taken when we were ready . Lovely presentable food and hot and very tasty . Thankyou The Ship

Thank Jsilk65
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at the ship today, enticed in by the set menu which had two courses for about £14. The set menu had a nice choice of fresh and interesting options, not the usual "pub favourites". I ordered Confit Duck Rillett for starter and Pan Fried Hake with a cassoulet, lovely flavour and well cooked. The rest of the had... More 

Thank Jordan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?