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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came highly recommended from locals. Unfortunately dinner on Sunday starts at 1830 and I couldn't stay, but had an ale in the cozy pub, had two fireplaces going and free wifi!! Rustic atmosphere with a lot of historical information, photos and collectibles.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

While staying in Porlock went to the Top Ship for Dinner twice. The food is far better than pub food and incredibly tasty. The Braised Beef is superb and the portions are just right. The Beer selection is great and very well kept. Would definitely eat here again when in the area this is a proper pub with excellent food...

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Tidworth Wiltshire
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have stayed at the Top Ship in Porlock on many occasions and this is always our first choice for B&B when returning to Porlock. The owners (Royston and Caz) are very sociable and agreeable hosts and they select their staff with great care - would like to say special thanks for the past few days to Ringo, Rachel, Amber...

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We always head to The Ship, after 'landing' in Porlock, simply because we know its good, and this visit was no different. Slightly out of season, it was quieter but the hospitality and service was the same as ever, efficient, welcoming and pleasant. The food was good - the menu is the same, but with 'daily specials' which I have...

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England
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub for a meal, having booked a table in the bar. It was on a bank holiday Saturday evening ! They were rammed but kept cheerful, focused, and produced excellent food and in good time despite enormous pressure. Very impressed by their quality of food, of service and their ability to get the numbers through.

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Royston C, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - I admit it is a challenge sometimes especially at peak times. I always believe that if you are honest with customers, they will respect you for it. Hopefully if you are in the area again, you will pop in. Kind regards Caroline Owner

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Just back from weekend at the ship having been recommended by friend. Does everything it says on the tin but for a very small fee. Excellent staff, spotlessly clean, comfy bed and delicious brekie. Throw in fun pub quiz on Friday night and huge choice of cider beer and great pub grub and what more could you want. Sun even...

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Royston C, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Claire for your kind review. Look forward to your return. Regards Caz Owner

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My partner and I decided to book a room at the Ship Inn whilst visiting Porlock last autumn. The Inn's sister establishment, known as the 'Bottom Ship' in Porlock Weir was holding a beer and music festival and it sounded fun. We'd used the Ship a couple of times for drinks and once for a meal in the restaurant and...

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Royston C, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - it makes it easier for us when we have such wonderful customers and such well behaved dogs. Hopefully you will visit us again soon. Best regards Caroline Owner

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Four of us were warmly welcomed when we arrived for our overnight stay. We ate in the restaurant area of the pub and were very impressed with the food. The specials included baked mackerel with vegetables, and a whole dressed crab with salad - they were excellent. The rooms were well equipped although the carpets looked a little 'tired'. Other...

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London
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We needed a short break to destress. The Top Ship certainly fits the bill. Excellent beers, very good food, comfortable rooms representing value for money. Great staff and even some of the locals recognized from previous visits.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Dog friendly. Professional, polite staff. Exquisite beer and food. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean. Situated in the idyllic village of Porlock, picturesque walks to Porlock Weir - where the "Bottom" Ship inn is situated ( same management) - Bossington , Horner, Dunkery Beacon are on your doorstep. Selworthy, Minehead and Dunster a short drive away or a Long...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Price Range: €30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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