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The Old Ship Hotel Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Mill Square, Padstow, England
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in to watch the six nations Wales vs England game. Great atmosphere. Never waited long to be served despite the fact the pub was so busy.

Thank Emmalou1977
Level Contributor
67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a simple meal of main course and wine at this pub on a wet winter's evening. The interior was quite smart and the menu choice attractive. Staff came to ask if our meal was OK, better service than some restaurants. Food wise we had steak and chips, but the meat was average and the chips overcooked. Liver and mash... More 

Thank patric23
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner on a Thursday evening to The Old Ship Hotel. We both ordered from the specials board - monkfish wrapped in parma ham for me and beef bourguignon for him. Both meals were delicious. The restaurant, although in a bar, had an up-market atmosphere and the service was really good. We went back a few times for... More 

Thank PandFGirl
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a Sunday roast for my friend's Birthday last weekend. I have never seen so little Beef served up for a roast before! I was very disappointed and asked the waiter if it was possible to have a bit more. The waiter told me that he would bring some more out, but it never arrived! My roast... More 

Thank dizzfrizz
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regularly visit Padstow and always make sure we eat several times at the Old Ship! Fish and chips were amazing, burgers great, veggie options good. Dogs welcome. Friendly staff. What's not to like?!

Thank Mstoast
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's raining today so we sat outside with the dogs, asked the grumpy chap behind the bar to put on the outside heater so we didn't have to bring wet dogs in the pub. He said when he was free he would light it! Waited half hour while he seemed to be free he didnt bother, so we didn't bother... More 

Thank michellehume1
Padstow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the old ship with my son for lunch, on arrival the staff were very warming and friendly, it was very quiet so had the whole of the outside to ourselves, we placed our order , first impression of our food everything was well presented delicious infact, I've got to say being a Cornish bird from padstow, my meal (... More 

Thank Awrighty74
Devon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Enjoyed a nice meal here in January. Although the pub was very quiet the atmosphere still seemed ok. Food was ready quickly and was cooked to order. The fish was lovely and the squid dish we ordered was also very good indeed. Overall if you're looking for good pub grub at medium (not cheap) prices, then this is a place... More 

Thank TravellingCouple87
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed. It's lovely to have such good service. We sampled local ciders and beers. Decided to eat. I chose halibut and chorizo stew from the specials board. My friend chose fish and chips. Freshly cooked to perfection. We will be popping in again as we are staying locally for a few days to enjoy Padstow.

Thank Caroline B
Newport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We visit Padstow every new year and spend a lot of time in The Ship. The owners have a great business with brilliant staff who are all very good at what they do. They have had the same staff for a long time . This was our ninth new year and we see all the same faces year in year... More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Square, Padstow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: 01841-53-23-57
  • This restaurant is at The Old Ship Hotel

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