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The Ship, Ormskirk

Wheat Lane
Lathom
Postal town: Ormskirk
L40 4BX
Phone: 01704893117
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Ship

a lovely idyllic location on a lock on the Leeds-Liverpool canal. You can kind of sense how this was once a much more characterful olde worlde place but any rough or wonky edges have been largely smoothed off over the years into a standard country gastropub. there’s a friendly drinkers bar with a long dining room and attached ‘boot room’ (dog friendly). Six real ales on at £3.30 each which were a decent selection though lacking a dark beer for my taste. Nice staff and look out for the charming Australian barmaid who can talk to anyone for hours !

On 2nd August 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Ship Inn

In a charming location backing onto the locks at the beginning of the Rufford Arm of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal,this food orientated pub was once a series of cottages.Infact two of the interior dining areas beyond the bar are called Middle Cottage and End Cottage.The entrance is in the middle of the terrace and leads directly to the bar,which is compact but surrounded by a high table and a banquette with tables and chairs where you can sit and drink.There were six handpumps serving GK IPA,Lancaster Blonde,Black Sheep,Prospect Nutty Slack,Moorhouse's Ship Special and an excellent single hopped George Wright's Lubelski 41,(£2.85).A beer bat of three thirds can be had for £3 .There is also an impressive list of single malts.
Through an archway is another small drinking area with seating and it's own counter,while the rest of the pub is given over to dining tables.
The slate flooring,low ceiling and traditional feel makes this a comfortable place to drink,but I would suggest getting here early if you want to dine,there was a veritable rush on a wet Tuesday luchtime at 12.15pm.The menu is full of pub staples,mains generally around £9, sandwiches and chips £6.50 and breakfasts are served at weekends.
Given the location,I would pay a return visit when hopefully the ale range will retain choices beyond the usual,dull national cask ale brands.

On 19th July 2012 - rating: 7
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Kevin Green left this review about The Ship Inn

Very busy, trendy pub with a large assortment of cask beers. Usually crowded with students. Do food. I've known friendlier bar staff. Seems to be coming a victim of its own success.

On 19th May 2005 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Burscough Junction, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Burscough Bridge, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Hoscar, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship, Lathom
2nd Aug 2019, 08:48
Request to mark pub as open by Brainy Pool approved
 
2nd Aug 2019, 07:24
Review submitted by Brainy Pool amended by Brainy Pool

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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