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The Olde Ship Hotel, Seahouses

Main Street
NE68 7RD
Phone: 01665720200
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Olde Ship Hotel

Staying in Seahouses - so visited a couple of times.

First impressions were not that great but I did change my mind. A myriad of signs telling you everything from "No Dogs" to "Toilets are for Patrons" and my favourite - "Remove Large Rucksacks before entry"

Only pub we visited in Northumberland that had a no dogs policy.

The reason for these signs are a superb bar full of nautical nick nacks. Really is a joy to sit and drink there. The beers were exceptional - I tried the Farne Island and a great pint of Theakstons.

Staff are really friendly and if you have a dog and are lucky, you can sit in a wonderful summerhouse and have extensive views to the Farne Islands.

55 Whiskies on offer.

I definitely warmed to it!

On 9th May 2019 - rating: 9
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Olde Ship Hotel

What a seaside pub in a historic fishing village should be like, completely full of character and nautical artefacts, and a great choice of ales.
Three separate internal spaces as well described by John and always good if you can get a seat in the low ceilinged cabin bar.
Still 10 ales provided with the same regular beers as described below and the Farne Island is an excellent pint. Guests for our visit included the Hadrian Border Brewery Northumbrian Gold, Northumberland Brewery Holy Island Ale, Allendale Golden Plover and one from from Wylam if I can decipher my notes correctly.
Not surprisingly it does get very busy, especially during the food service times, during which the outside seating area with the fine views of the harbour can be a good spot to escape the crowds.
Deservedly a destination pub when travelling this part of the Northumberland coast.

On 29th July 2014 - rating: 9
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John Bonser left this review about The Olde Ship Hotel

Update – September 2013

Another very enjoyable visit here in September 2013. I missed it on my original visit, but there’s an outside seating area which overlooks the harbour and provides fine views out to sea

Prince Charles came here in July 2012 and the letter from Clarence House is proudly displayed by the entrance to the main bar.

The wood panelled main bar is characterful and has a wealth of interesting maritime memorabilia. The other rooms are similarly decorated.

6 regular beers are served – Speckled Hen, Theakstons Best, Black Sheep, Ruddles County, Courage Directors and Farne Island Bitter. There’s 4 guests – usually local micros – which, on my visit, included Alnwick IPA and a beer from Allendale.

The pub is a CAMRA Good Beer Guide regular and you should definitely call in if you get the opportunity

Original review - September 2008

Splendidly traditional pub/hotel a stone's throw away from the harbour in this coastal fishing village just south of Bamburgh. You can get trips to Holy Island from the harbour.

The saloon bar is extensively decorated with shipping memorabilia including many model ships and fishing baskets hanging from the ceiling.

The saloon bar would appear to be where the village locals drink, which is always a good sign.

Despite being attached to an hotel, it retains a very pubby feel and you certainly don't feel like you're drinking in a hotel bar.

There's a smaller cabin bar and a deck bar towards the rear of the building which help create a roomy feel to what appears to be a small pub from the outside.

The pub is listed in CAMRA's 2008 GBG and is also on the Regional North East Inventory.

There's a good range of real ales on - on my 5 September visit, these were Courage Directors, Landlord, Bass, GK Ruddles County ( a rare sighting this ) , the seemingly ubiquitous Black Sheep and Farne Island from the local Hadrian and Border Brewery.It seems churlish to criticise, but a second micro would have been a welcome alternative to the usual mainstream suspects.

Learn more about the pub and its history on a beermat, readily available on the bar.

In conclusion, highly recommended, whether it's for a beer, food, or just a coffee.

On 4th December 2013 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Chathill, 5.1 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Alnmouth, 16.28 miles, 5 hr 14 min walk (show)
Acklington, 23.62 miles, 7 hr 36 min walk (show)
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11th Nov 2021, 00:05
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs approved
11th Nov 2021, 00:05
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs

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