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Quay Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AY, England
+44 1590 676903
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11:00 - 23:00
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I dined here on a Wednesday evening. No menus were shown outside, but when we entered we found there was a special offer on Wednesdays for 2 or 3 courses plus a bottle of wine at a fixed reduced price, The ambience was good, and the service prompt. Tables reasonably spaced so noise levels not too bad.

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1 Thank GranhamW
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Granham Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback after your recent visit with us here at The Ship Inn. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and found the Wednesday's date night offer to be a good one. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot on the harbour. We took my dad for lunch. Nicely furnished and very busy we booked for an hour later on when it had calmed down a bit and tables were empty. We all ordered a roast dinner.( there were 7 of us. ( just one salad I recall! The dinners looked good with generous... More 

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2 Thank dianepb
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Diane Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your latest visit to The Ship Inn. We appreciate all feedback and sincerely apologise that you found the food on this visit not up to the standard we endeavour to deliver. I have passed your comments on to our chef and it is something he is... More 

bournemouth
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous evening at the newly refurbished "Ship Inn Lymington" What a great look and so cosy. Once again we all enjoyed our dining experience and can't wait to return as we just love this place!! The food was excellent as was the service with a really friendly team especially Charlotte, Gary and a special mention to Chris the Captain of... More 

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1 Thank webcatcher
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Webcatcher Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are really pleased you like our new look and had a wonderful evening with us. I will make sure I pass on your comments to the team, especially Charlotte, Gary & Captain Chris! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to the Ship many times and have thoroughly enjoyed the food and the location. We were sat next to a table that sent back there roast due to the food not being hot. Due to our previous visit we thought this was just a blip. However we ordered roasts ourselves and they both turned up cold. We... More 

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3 Thank Trvo
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Trvo Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We sincerely apologise you feel that the food on your recent visit wasn't up to the standard we try to deliver. I have passed on your comments to our chef and we will try to make sure this doesn't happen again. We want our guests to enjoy... More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As regular summer sailing visitors to Lymington, this has become a regular dinner spot. A lovely walk from the marinas to the old harbour in central town. The location is great, with outside dining available on a fine evening, watching the boats come and go. The food is pretty good too..... Well worth a visit which is why it is... More 

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1 Thank Wendy D
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Thank you for leaving us this really positive review. We are pleased you enjoy everything from our food to the location! We look forward to seeing you some more over the summer. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab place -stopped in here for a drink and sat in the beer garden over looking the harbour. Very pleasant

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1 Thank gayle s
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Gayle Thank you for leaving us this great review. We are glad you found your visit with us good and enjoyed looking out at the harbour. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a bit of lunch in this pub. Had a really nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. We ordered a steak sandwich with a side salad and a fish finger sandwich with sweet potato chips. The side salad was served in the equivalent of a small cup and comprised of green leaves, one half tomato and sliced red... More 

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Thank Helen S
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Helen We appreciate all feedback and sincerely apologise that you feel the food wasn't up to standard this time. I will pass your comments on to our chef and hopefully next time you will see that we can deliver great food. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

London
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Lymington for the weekend and ended up eating here twice during our stay (once for lunch and once for dinner). We also popped in one evening for a drink and to listen to their live music which was great. Ideally located in the old town with harbour views. Very friendly and helpful staff and excellent food. I... More 

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Thank daz_axe
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Daz Thank you for leaving us your great comments on your recent visits with us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and that you came back to see us again during your stay. We hope you had a good trip to Lymington and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Lymington, this was just around the corner from our rented accommodation. Food was really tasty, beautifully presented and service was ok. Children's menu was decent and so was the wine menu!

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Thank dlockett
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dlockett Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are really pleased you found your first night on holiday with us to be an enjoyable one. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastro pub, very attractive, good choice of food & beverage, not expensive by marina standards. Lovely outdoor terrace. Excellent staff.

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Thank Sue W
TheShipInnTeam, Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sue We are really pleased to hear that you had a great time with us recently. We appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Martha Assistant Manager, The Ship Inn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Road, New Forest, Lymington SO41 3AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lymington
  • Phone Number: +44 1590 676903

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