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The Ship

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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Church Lane | Levington, Ipswich IP10 0LQ, England
+44 1473 659573
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hubby and I have just had our valentines meal there and it was absolutely gorgeous. The calamari was one of the best we've ever had. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends and certainly be returning. Many Thanks to all the staff for a truly lovely evening.

Thank mellygumbo
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Turned up to the pub after ringing and the chef had prepared a vegan friendly main which was great!!! Also had two children with us and was offered smaller portions from the main menu. The meal was all freshly prepared and was to a high standard. Will definitely be eating here again, with dogs welcomed a extra bonus!!!!

Thank anitabates501
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday lunchtime just before it got really busy. We were offered a choice of tables and drinks arrived promptly. The menu choice was good and we didn't have to wait long before our piping hot food arrived. The meals were delicious and a good size too. Desserts were offered and again we were not kept waiting... More 

Thank Sunf1owers
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We returned here after a long time to have lunch with friends . Service friendly but a little slow . First course of mussels spoilt by an overly strong soy sauce . Fish & chips freshly cooked , large portion , very enjoyable . Didn't have a desert as there didn't seem to be anything exceptional or different.

Thank sandyatgrove
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch to this Adnams Managed Pub; not my first visit but some while since my last. Great atmosphere and pretty near full. It was originally your classic simple village pub and it retains that feel - not a carpet in sight - but what it does it does really well. An excellent Shepherds Pie with a side... More 

Thank chrismacgowan
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Visited on a quite winters evening, the only one in the pub. warmed myself by the open fire, supped ale from the case and had a most excellent meal. pleasant and attentive bar staff . For a business trip on a cold night this was pretty damn good

Thank Cadazan
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a disappointment It’s quite a time since we went to the Ship in Levington, our mistake, as it has quite a good reputation. We went for my wife’s birthday with two friends hoping for a good Sunday lunch experience. What a disappointment. It’s a lovely old quintessential English pub, low beams, character and the promise of good beer and... More 

6 Thank Paul_Brooklands
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

31 of us enjoyed a lovely dinner last night The food was very good with excellent portion sizes and the service was quick and efficient To serve us all at once was very good We will be back as a group and individually Thank you

Thank 4a5b6c
Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The meal was excellent, with a good vegetarian main, we went on a walk along the water afterwards where the scenery was lovely.

Thank James S
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

For me it's the little things , really fresh bread , Adnams off the keg , homemade chips to die for , local producers products and position. A nice lunch with service staff maybe the only downside at the bar , a little dour , perhaps it was the end of a busy lunch . Will go again to sample... More 

Thank Stephen U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: Church Lane | Levington, Ipswich IP10 0LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 659573

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?