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Ship Inn

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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is very friendly and the lady who gave us our food was very nice. But I have to be honest, its not the best food... Like, pretty much the basics. Super basic. The gravy tasted like Bisto but extra salty? The toilets are amazing, honestly the cleanest toilets I've ever used in a pub. I don't know how... More 

Thank Jimmrip
Kendal, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on a run out for lunch & ended up in Coniston. I spotted the ship & so glad I did . A lovely oldy worldy pub . A warm welcome on arrival was followed by excellent food , my husband had the steak & black pudding pie (home made) with veg & chips . I had the fish... More 

Thank Vfwoody30
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This small pub is about half a mile out of Coniston and therefore much quieter than in the village. The staff were very welcoming, there was a varied menu, including good vegetarian options, good range of real ales, and traditional decor. When we were there there were Santa hats on all beer taps and quiet Elvis music playing in background.... More 

Thank howardc510
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Quality real ales and good home cooked food. I had the steak and black pudding pie,washed down with a pint of cumbrian Xb. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank Robw1976
North Yorks, England
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Regular visitor to Coniston and always visit the ship, great beer, great food (huge portions) friendly staff and landlord. It serves proper grub not arty farty gastro rubbish. Walk along the footpath near the lake or along the old railway line and a welcome awaits you at the ship. We'll be back.

Thank Helen237
Darlington, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Dropped in after 40 years and found nostalgia was right. Hazy memories of good food and beers turned out to be not false in this pub. Real ale, real fire and dog friendly so what more do you need?

Thank JRMaddog
Manchester, UK
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Staying at the nearby Coniston Coppice Caravan site, headed out here for our first night dinner. Very welcoming, and the food was lovely. Had lasagne and the other half had steak pie - both very tasty and couldnt fault it. Will always go to The Ship whenever in Coniston.

Thank MrsMeeks
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Good dog friendly pub serving basic home style cooking. Huge portions and lots of choice. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank 9Rhona9
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my other half discovered this pub after going for a walk around Coniston water. I am happy that we happened to have stopped by. Upon arrival there was no other people inside, however the man who worked there (possibly the owner) couldn't have done more for us! Prior to going into the pub it was noted that food... More 

Thank kmethley
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here 5th november.pub was very busy and service at the bar was very slow.having said that my partner certainly enjoyed the huge gammon steak he was served and the steak pie was delish too.. reasonable prices and very friendly..welcomeing staff.will visit again nxt time were in coniston

Thank aliceLancashire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41224
We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 2 of the 3 rooms being en-suite.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?