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The Ship Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
+44 1202 474799
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“scallops” (13 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely cosy pub/restaurant for a Saturday dinner. Very comprehensive menu with good selection of starters and mains. I had the scallops to start and Duo of Lamb as a main which were both simply delicious. There is a pleasant garden area too which is...More

Thank simonbn3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just popped in for a pint. This privately owned establishment carries the badge of being better because we care. Highly recommended.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the ship for lunch today. I was pleasantly surprised to find Ox cheek on the menu. There was also a good selection of children friendly dishes. The roast beef was excellent with a good selection of vegetables. The ox cheek litteraly melted...More

1  Thank f00dym00dy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Christchurch again to see a show at the Regent Centre and decided we would have some dinner beforehand. Possibly even better than last time (which I didn’t think was possible) the food is amazing! I had the Hallibut special and my friend...More

1  Thank Tunannoodles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here the other evening. The food, service and ambience were all good. The cheese soufflé was delicious. However I thought the wine was quite expensive - more than £6 for a glass of Sauvignon blanc- but maybe I am out...More

Thank Izzie62
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had another excellent pre-theatre evening meal at The Ship Inn before watching The Whitney Houston Show at The Regent which was also brilliant. I had the beer battered haddock fillet plus pea puree and thick triple cooked chips and my wife...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Came to Dorset for a wedding and passed by The Ship in Christchurch. A traditional pub with a separate dining area at the rear or you can eat in the bar. We chose to sit in the dining area and had the catch of the...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This place was ok, the drink costs seem to have reduced to something a bit more reasonable. Not bad place for a drink, it was not that busy when we went although it was later on a Saturday evening.

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This just has to be the best place to eat in the area. Three family members met here on Saturday night choosing three different meals, fish and chips, goat curry and scallops plus a burger. Every meal was absolutely delicious, served by friendly staff, we...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This pub is part of a privately owned small group and the food and service are a cut above the larger chains. There is a nice atmosphere in these old but slightly updated premises. We had an excellent Sunday lunch and want to return to...More

Thank John M
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Debbie S
1 April 2017|
Response from Jsilk65 | Reviewed this property |
They will show you the menu and specials .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 474799
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