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The Old Ship is an independently owned Free House serving home cooked food and Real Ales which are locally sourced. It is situated in the village of Trefriw in the Conwy Valley and is easily accessed from the coastal town of Conwy or from Betws y Coed on the A5.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

ORDER THE FISH AND CHIPS !! Fantastic meal, friendly staff, good value for money. I highly recommend taking a visit ! Great pub.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A poor welcome. When I asked if we could sit in the beer garden, the waiter looked upset, and service was very slow. To the point I was convinced we were being ignored- and it wasn’t busy. It wasn’t busy because not only was customer...service poor, but the quality and portion size of the food was shameful. If you are hungry after a walk, don’t eat here. I paid £20 for a seafood ‘platter. It should be readvertised as an appetiser. And stale ‘crusty’ bread . See picture.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No booking, no problem. Friendly staff, very good choice food and beer. Good portions, too full for dessert. Veg cooked as it should be. Reccomend the Salmon Salad. Would go again, tomorrow. Bryan Martin Dorothy.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at here but really enjoyed our visit. The staff were really welcoming and friendly . Our food was delicious , especially the steak and ale pie , which was packed with steak and really tasty. The beer was also enjoyable . We will...return if in the area again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful genuine friendly service. Food was amazing. Salmon and mash potato highly recommended. Couldn't ask for a better place to eat. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

What a lovely meal, perfect roast dinner, lovely staff and a very warm welcome despite Covid restrictions..My husband and I received a really warm friendly welcome on our recent visit to the The old Ship..All Covid restrictions were adhered too and we felt extremely safe...and were definitely well looked after..The meal and service were excellent and we look forward to our next visit..More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Booked for early evening meal.The lamb shoulder was delicious,melted in the mouth & just fell off the bone with good mix of well cooked veg. Very tasty indeed.My husband had steak pie which was filled with big chunks of tender delicious steak.He was really pleased...with his choice.Service was excellent.The young lady that served us was very pleasant,polite & efficient.We will certainly eat there again when in that area.Thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

This maybe an unfair review but it’s meant in good faith… We stopped by to see if we could get a table at 6pm when the place was totally empty… we said we would be gone by 7pm. The silly waiting stuff would not even...entertain this…. Guys you’ve been closed for months and you make money by turning the tables and serving lots of customers….. makes no business sense whatsoever ever…I find it so frustrating. Food looks very good by the way.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Food was absolutely fantastic! Service was excellent too! Not knowing that lunch time officially ended at 2pm, we called the restaurant 20mins before to ask if we could dine in as we were 10mins drive away. The servers were very kind and said it was...fine. We had lamb shoulder and peppered pot beef. The lamb was amazing! Beef was a little on the ‘sweet’ side for me but the meat was tender and tasty. Would definitely return for another visit!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

We stayed next door at the b and b for 2 nights and came to the old ship both nights. Night 1 my partner had sausage and mash with eton mess for dessert. I had cajun chicken salad with chocolate fudge cake and salted caramel...ice cream. Our review for this is: My partner felt he could have done with 3 sausages rather than 2 as he was very hungry after a long walk. We had looked at the menu online beforehand and he was quite looking forward to a steak bur this wasnt on the menu when we went in? So we have considered that in the rating of 4 stars. The dessert was well portioned and looked good. It also tasted good! For my meal my salad was lovely but too many tomatoes for my liking and could have had more peppers perhaps or cucumber (just my preference) chicken was verg hot and super tasty! My dessert was lush! Good size and well presented Night 2: Partner had sticky toffee pudding and we both had fish and chips! It was lovely! Good size fish lovrly crispy batter not soggy. Chips were nice and plenty of mushy peas. Everything was exscrly what we would expect. The song choices were interesting....some Christmas songs on? I believe the disc maybe stuck which was a little funny. .drink choices were ok i had a few differnt gin and my partner tried a few ales.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, I don't remember seeing any dogs there.
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5 June 2018|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they will accommodate Gluten free if you let them know.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Sean K | Reviewed this property |
i did not see any signs referring to dogs, i was there for a meal and i did not see any dogs
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The Old Ship is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5