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The Ship Inn

€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Northgate | Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3SE, England
+44 1775 711746
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Ship tonight (2nd) for my birthday and was extremely impressed with it. It has a lovely warm, homely atmosphere. The staff are friendly, welcoming and very helpful,. The food is fantastic, the best we've had in a long time. Absolute value for money, especially when you see the portion sizes, we were too full for dessert. Definitely... More 

Thank Sarah S
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to the Ship 3 times in the space of 3 months and we have loved every visit. The atmosphere is cosy and warm, the staff very friendly and helpful. The size of the portions enormous!! Would definitely recommend

1 Thank Lorraine M
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is excellent. The staff were so nice & attentive, the food was amazing. Almost all of us went for the rib of beef special & it was just as good as the best Sunday roasts i've had. The decor is nice and welcoming as well and the toilets were clean. I will definitely be coming back.

Thank Aimee H
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got some money for Christmas as a couple so we decided to go for a nice meal out. We live in the village and have visited before as part of a large group. This time we got a warm welcome by the friendly lady behind the bar. The waiting staff need a bit more confidence but this will come... More 

Thank alicelp
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch, with friends, we were a late booking, but had booked in advance. We had heard a lot of good reports, so we were hopeful. Beautifully done up, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. We can't fault the surroundings, log fires, cosy seating, fresh flowers, really it is vey thing this area is much... More 

Thank Christine P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very good lunch in a pleasant pub atmosphere. Friendly, helpful staff made for an excellent family meal out.

Thank Alan W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovingly restored pub with bags of charm & character along with a lovely log burner ideal on a cold winters day like today. The food was home cooked to a high standard and very very tasty, all served by wonderful, friendly, professional staff and never pushy which is a plus for anyone. This is only my 2nd visit and certainly... More 

2 Thank Frances0877
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Table booked for Sunday lunch, was difficult reserving a table so close to Christmas. Our friends have been before so it was recommended to us. We were not disappointed, I chose the turkey, everything was good that was on my plate, only complaint was the vegetables were too hard, I am not a lover of rock hard brussels. My husband... More 

Thank Welltravelled6979
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were in the area and happened to stumble across The Ship Inn after taking a wrong turn and we were pleasantly surprised. The outside was well presented and tidy and after walking through the door the inside was too. It appeared to have been recently renovated and was very nicely decorated. The staff were very pleasant and polite and... More 

Thank Paul B
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've visited this pub a few times now with it being local. I would like too say the hostess gave me and the others a warm welcome, but sadly felt that this place as beautiful as it has become really lacks the " The hostess with the mostess"! We are, along with others local people who would love to use... More 

1 Thank fishcake56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate | Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Spalding
  • Phone Number: +44 1775 711746
Country Inn alongside the River Glen, with a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

Roaring fires, four real ales and fantastic locally sourced freshly made food.

We serve food Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-2pm and 6pm-9pm.

Sundays is a set Sunday Menu served 12pm-3pm.

We advise booking to ensure you get a table.

We are closed from 6pm Sunday and do not reopen till 12pm Tuesday.

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