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The Ship Inn, Minehead

Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir
Postal town: Minehead
TA24 8PB
Phone: 01643863288
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Ship Inn

Attractive looking thatched roofed pub in the small harbour of Porlock Weir. You'd struggle for a more scenic coastal spot. Decent choice of beers including one from Otter, Exmoor Stag, Exmoor Ale and Tribute. I went for the Stag which was fine. I didn't go inside during these "Covid" days so enjoyed the views out front. Well worth a visit.

On 31st October 2020 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Ship Inn

This review is for the Ship Inn, Porlock Weir.

Sister pub to the other Ship Inn.

Great beer selection. Open at 10am and I hang my head in shame and state that I had a cup of tea.

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On 21st March 2017 - rating: 8
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John Bonser left this review about The Ship Inn

Situated in the small harbour village of Porlock Weir is The Ship Inn, a pub that is known locally as The Bottom Ship, to distinguish it from The Ship Inn up in the town of Porlock, a steepish climb of well over a mile. Porlock Weir is a picturesque beauty spot with a few thatched cottages and splendid views out to sea and The Bottom Ship fits in effortlessly against this backdrop.

It’s an attractive looking whitewashed thatched roof pub with a central lateral chimney and that typical long room look that one associates with Devon pubs – although we are of course in Somerset now.

It’s an AA 3 star hotel offering accommodation and, given the similarity in style of the two pubs websites, appears to be in the same ownership as The Top Ship.

A large black latched door leads into a long, flagstoned room – The Mariners Bar – with the usual nautical prints and photos on the wall. A separate area at the end has an interesting photo showing the Lynton to Porlock Mail Coach descending PorlocK Hill in 1915.

Almost unbelievably, and certainly the first pub that I’d done round here with one on, a largish TV was showing the Man Utd v Chelsea game. I retreated outside where, across a cobbled passage, there was another bar – untitled – where, thankfully, there were no unwanted intrusions. This was another attractive, interesting room, but was deserted and unstaffed.

Beers on included Cotleigh Barn Owl, Exmoor Ale and Tribute. The pub was displaying a CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2012 sticker, its first GBG listing, I think.

When you come in an attractive looking pub like this in an idyllic coastal beauty spot, it’s a major let down when you find a loud TV with the football on. Almost on principle, I’m disinclined to come here again

On 17th October 2011 - rating: 6
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31st Oct 2020, 15:08
Review submitted by Delboy 20
22nd Oct 2020, 20:56
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 24 May 2008 by hondo .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 31 October 2020 by Delboy 20
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 31 October 2020 by Delboy 20
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 05 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 October 2020 by Delboy 20
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 May 2008 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 April 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 October 2020 by Delboy 20
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