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The Ship Inn

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18 The Street, South Walsham NR13 6DQ, England
+44 1603 270049
12:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Purely by chance whilst touring around the Norfolk Broads we chanced on this lovely country pub. Great local beer and tasty food. Lunchtime 2 for 1 offer real surprise and unlike other similar deals included some really nice dishes. The sea food linguine and lamb were very enjoyable.

Thank Mike W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, I'm a regular in the pub, in the past, this was because I could walk to it, now it's because it's damn good. Sunday at 5.30 I gave them a quick call, "could we have a table tonight", "Sorry on a Sunday we stop serving at 6.00 so if you're quick I'm sure we can sort it out.". After... More 

Thank Michael M
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only just found this place. A small country pub full of character. The lounge is cosy and the menu offers lots of choice. The food arrived both hot and fairly quickly for a Saturday evening. I started with the chilli beef which was just short of amazing. After this it was chilli con carne which was pretty good. The following... More 

Thank Sjs666
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner on Saturday night, sorry to say it's just 'Run of the mill' pub food. Seems it's been taken over recently, the food before was really, really good. We were really disappointed, nothing very special at all. Will not be returning.

1 Thank Glyann1418
lucasinns, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

As a point of order, we haven't taken over recently, we took over in June 2016. Since then we have worked hard to return The Ship to being a friendly and welcoming local pub, to be enjoyed by regulars and visitors equally. Therefore our business plan moves The Ship away from the fine dining restaurant experience, but we are still... More 

norwich, England
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a pub on Easter Sunday was difficult, however, they managed to fit five of us in the bar. Lovely atmosphere and. TV to watch the Grand Prix! Ordered the Turkey Roast for me, Beer Battered Fish and Chips and the others ordered the Ship Burger. All came fairly quickly and mine was huge! Every veg you could think... More 

Thank dinnerladyontour
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting this pub and it was lovely. Probably the best pub food I've ever had. Definitely would recommend it.

Thank Ga Chun Y
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent village pub serving really outstanding food. Very well worth the delightful walk from the moorings!

Thank Roger and Kim C
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Ranworth Broad to the Fairhaven Gardens. On the way back we went to The Ship Inn for lunch (I'm still sitting in the bar using the free wifi!). We ordered a drink and food - great 2-4-1 main meal menu plus a lot of other things to choose from like cheese boards and light lunches. I went... More 

Thank Katie P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a lovely country pub, within walking distance to the broad. My husband and I are both vegetarian so he had the vegetarian roast. I went with the halloumi burger as I am not a fan of a lot of root vegetables and you have to LOVE parsnip to enjoy the roast. Saying that my husband loved it. The... More 

1 Thank nlaldous
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Seven of us, walked the 2 miles to the Ship Inn from the river moorings and were happy to find it open at 6pm and serving food. Had a good selection of meal options, including 2 for 1 ... We had a steak, fish, chicken pie and gammon... Portion sizes were on the larger size and very nicely presented. Even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Street, South Walsham NR13 6DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  South Walsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 270049
Situated in the village of South Walsham, just off the Norfolk Broads (Fleet Dyke is our nearest mooring), we are a friendly family-run local pub offering fine ales from Green Jack, Lowestoft, alongside national guests, selected wine list from Bijou Bottles, and delicious home cooked food (sample menus available on our web site). We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends, locals and visitors alike! Dogs are welcome in the main bar.

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