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The Ship Inn, Bristol

10 Lower Park Row
Phone: 01179294390

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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Ship Inn

Recently refurbished, this used to be a fairly traditional and cosy pub in amongst many nearby bars, but has now lost something of it’s character to my mind, and whilst perhaps not a trendy bar, it doesn’t really have much of a traditional pub feel to it either.

It’s essentially all one open room, although divided off in to different sections wrapped around a central bar counter. There are sanded wooden boards on the floor whilst the paintwork is a mixture of fawn and mustard. Large windows make the most of the outlook at the front, and there are also further windows at the rear giving views over the rooftops. A raised area to the right had something of a shabby chic feel to it, with old floorboards on the wall in various painted shades, and a similar mismatch of wooden chairs. There was also an old stone fire-place and a couple of plasma screens dotted around, although these were not too intrusive – one was tuned off, and the other showing a football match but at a low volume.

Food wise, the menu appeared to offer a decent selection of pub grub dishes such as chilli con carne, sausage & mash, ham egg & chips, fish and chips, etc., and these were mostly priced around £9 - £10. There were also a number of flat breads, burgers, ciabattas and Polish specials, and the latter were presumably quite authentic seeing as most of the clientele appeared to be Polish. Food ordering times are rigidly adhered to, with one punter being turned away from the bar at 4:58pm – two minutes before they were due to start serving!

Beers on tap were Theakston’s Old Peculiar, Hobgoblin Gold and Deuchars IPA. Pedigree New World and their own Ship Ale both appeared to have run out. Ciders meanwhile were Scrumpy Jack, Symonds Founders Reserve and Strongbow Cloudy Apple, which is a new one on me.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Hannah O'Leary left this review about The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is now re-open!! it has had a new refit and is looking ship shape. selling quailty ales and wines. Opening times are 12 till 11pm Monday to Friday 4pm to 11 pm Saturday and 6pm to 10.30pm Sunday. Come and see the new look!!

On 17th October 2008 - no rating submitted
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john mcgraw left this review about The Ship Inn

Very nice typical english pub with real ales,we had Hopback "Summer Lightning" on our visit. up a steep hill but well worth the, if you see a bloke named DAVE in there be careful he might buy you a pint.

On 30th June 2007 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about The Ship Inn

Nice old Victorian style pub, plenty of partitioned individual drinking areas, cosy and with a lot of character. It's bigger than it looks with a downstairs area too. Plenty of ale to choose from, six handpulls on the go over Christmas though sadly the mild was vinegar when we went but it was changed over with the minimum of fuss after the requisite check from the local alcy at the end of the bar. The others were in better shape. Most people in there were either students left behind from the Xmas trip back to Mammy's or Gasheads who didn't go to Walsall that day. Bogs could do with an overhaul though, they let the place down a bit.

In short, a very good pub that falls a little short of great - needs to keep a check on its ale quality and get the builders in onto the bogs. Well worth a visit for the character.

On 4th January 2007 - rating: 7
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