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The Ship, Christchurch

48 High Street
Christchurch
BH23 1BN
Phone: 01202474799

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Nick Davies left this review about The Ship Inn

A bit of a strange one this. Claims to be a brasserie though there's no evidence that they've any idea what a brasserie is. It looks like a pub but at 4PM on a Saturday afternoon the vast majority of the tables were laid up for dining with reserved signs on them. So they haven't much idea what a pub about is either. The front bit features various reproduction antique dining sets, the sort you get in retail park warehouses, and surreally a player piano right in the middle - which was indeed playing with itself while doubling as a reading table for the Daily Torygraph, the journal of choice in these parts. It gets more workaday as you progress through, as though they were running out of money, and you eventually end up in a so-so back yard.

Usual suspects on tap, Ringwood Best in reasonable shape but there's nothing really to bring you here. Visit only if touring the town's other cultural attractions.

On 25th July 2011 - rating: 5
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