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The Ship Hotel, King's Lynn

Main Road
Postal town: King's Lynn
PE31 8AP
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Ship Inn

The Ship was brought a year or two ago by Kiwi chef Chris Coubrough. It was refurbished and is now part of the small Flying Kiwi Inns chain.
The pub is situated on the main road which runs through Brancaster and, whilst tidy, is a fairly unexceptional, traditional painted building.
Inside it's what you'd expect from a recently refurbished gastropub with wood floors, dark wood furniture and a large real fire. It's been well done and is a comfortable place for a pint.
The main entrance leads into the bar which runs along the back wall and whilst people do eat in this area there is no obligation and many were simply quaffing. At the end of this area is a large fireplace beyond which are further tables all laid out for eating and this area feels more like a restaurant.
Outside there's a decent sized paved courtyard area with plenty of tables and there are also 9 rooms for anyone wanting to stay. I'd guess that many of the clientele were visitors rather than locals when we visited and would expect that's true throughout the summer.
The menu is standard gastropub but with little exceptional to catch the eye but the specials board offers more interesting locally sourced choices. It isn't cheap but is, I suppose, what you'd expect in this touristy area of Norfolk. We stopped in for lunch, which was well done with the odd unusual flourish but portions aren't huge for the price.
It is though well worth dropping in for the beer. Four handpumps had on Woodforde's Nelson's Revenge, Grain 3.1.6, Jo C's Knot Just Another IPA and Flying Kiwi. A good local selection and the IPA went down very well.
I liked this pub before it was refurbished but the refurb. has been done well and the beer's better now so I'd happily revisit.

On 3rd September 2015 - rating: 7
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Kings Lynn, 21.27 miles, 6 hr 50 min walk (show)
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