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The Old Ship

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Irish, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 23/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews pasta ham chicken wings club sandwich mash chilli great food felt very safe top class watching sports friendly and efficient service fantastic experience irish coffee down to earth home cooked food delicious lunch well worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on recommendation of local, Had lunch special, turkey and ham, 12.95, and really good, fresh crispy veg, mash and roasties. Service very good. Toilets spotlessly clean, and a really nice atmosphere, some eating, some drinking, some watching sports and would definately call...in for drink and food again. Pleasant surprise to find somewhere with a homely feel and not rip off ireland prices.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time and food with us and we look forward to greeting you again if you are in the area. It means a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent customer service and delicious food all round. I highly recommend stopping by when in Arklow.

Date of visit: June 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Clodagh, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely comments. It’s greatly appreciated by all of us here in The Old Ship. We hope to see you again soon. Until then, go raibh maith agat. ☘️

Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff and excellent food. Was a real great way to end our trip to Ireland.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Gwylans. Thank you for your lovely review. It’s appreciated by all of us here. We are delighted you enjoyed you meal and time spent with us and hope to see you again if you are back in the area. Until then, go raibh...More

Reviewed 22 May 2022 via mobile

We both had a delicious dinner. My husband had the fish and chips. I had the salmon with veg. The portions are huge but tasty. Also don't miss the cheesecake it was amazing but definitely too big for one!!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Group of us heading home from Wexford called in to a fabulous meal and service highly recommend will b back again for sure

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

A little off the beaten path for most tourists, The Old Ship in Arklow is a gem that we stumbled upon and couldn't have been happier! Super friendly staff, and filled with locals (no tourists except yours truly). The tiger prawns in lemon & chili...butter were *insert chef's kiss*. If you're on the east coast of Ireland, make sure to stop in.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you dropped in and enjoyed your time and food with us. If you are back in the area again there will be a “cead mile Failte” waiting for you. Until then, go...More

Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

My wife and I meet here one a week for lunch. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The food is great. They always have great value specials on. I’d recommend the Chicken Caesar Salad or the Fish Box. Great fresh tasty food every time

Date of visit: April 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2022

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoy your visits with us and indeed the food. We look forward to greeting and serving you. Thanks again.

Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Great menu selection, staff always friendly and polite and the food is amazing 10/10 👏😋 The pasta dishes are delicious and the choc brownie is a treat. The kids love it here

Date of visit: March 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Hi Keava Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon. Go raibh maith agat. ☘️

Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

We found this charming pub on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. The service was very good and the food was just gorgeous. We had 3 teenage girls who all found something tasty to choose. Excellent value for money and will definitely visit again when...back in ArklowMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted that you found us and that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully if you are in the area again you might pop in. Until then, thank you all.

Reviewed 19 February 2022

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Everything was reasonably priced. Highly Recommended

Date of visit: February 2022
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John C, Owner at The Old Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2022

Hi there, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It’s greatly appreciated by all of us here at The Old Ship. Hopefully we will see you again if you are in the area. Go raibh maith agat. ☘️

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Bernie M
30 September 2021|
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Response from Z9659HIjohnc | Property representative |
Hi Bernadette, Yes we have plenty of Gluten free options. Hope this helps.
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Eileen N
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Response from thepotteryshop | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have to agree with the answer above, as far as I am aware they only permit guide dogs,
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Yes, The Old Ship is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Old Ship is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5