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The Ship Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45001
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
“carbonara” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been eating here when visiting for the last few years, but having read the last reviews we were a bit doubtful. However, either the staff and chef have stepped up their game or some people are expecting a 5 star restaurant experience in a...More

Thank stewart1887
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointed in the pate ploughmans. 3 lots of onion 2 large pickled, handful of tiny silver skin and sliced red onion on the so called side salad. 2 piece of bread no butter where was the sliced apple. Partner had half chicken where was...More

Thank Jj B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing service from food servers and gentleman clearing plates and glasses was outright rude. Bar staff were all warm and friendly and deserve a top rating but food service brought overall score down. Lasagne and pasta had no taste. Starters came with main course. Pizza...More

Thank true2city
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering this place is in a prime tourist location I cannot believe how bad this place is. Tables left dirty after use rude staff and considering it was about 80c outside they had no ice!!!! The place is dated and drab the toilets were disgusting...More

Thank bogmalobobby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the pub for our first dinner at Windermere. We were not expecting the best food or service. It is only a standard pub. But both were disappointing enough for me to write a negative review on TripAdvisor! Completely ignored by the bartenders...More

1  Thank rguru1305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered ploughmans cheese was like rubber,salad consisted of lettuce & not much else,no butter for bread i had to ask,beer was flat staff bordering on rude,toilets vile £35.55 for 1 adult & i childs meal....never again!!

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst fish and chips I have ever had. Fish was well over cooked and not fresh at all. Entire restaurant is really dirty and full of flies, place is well dated and need proper refurbishment. Toilets are grim. AVOID !!

1  Thank Kasia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Ship Inn for years, but our most recent experience there was very disappointing due to the large number of flies in the restaurant, which were crawling over the tables and landing on people and food. The staff and food are...More

1  Thank Helen_4791
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completely average, at best, food. Decor which hasn’t been refreshed in over two decades by the look of it. Toilets bordering on disgusting. Pub full of flies. Definitely one to avoid.

1  Thank JoshAFC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here, nice food wonderful views, excellent service. It’s a great place for lunch or dinner with lots of tables inside and outside. Nice traditional pub.

Thank Peter S
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Jack A
10 April 2018|
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Response from Big N | Reviewed this property |
Been there a few times over our stays in the Lakes ... the Angel does awesome food if you don't mind walking up the steps ;)
21 July 2017|
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Response from Wayne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
25 August 2016|
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Response from rickyromeo2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45001
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