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The Ship Inn, Lymington Town, Lymington

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
The Quay
Lymington
SO41 3AY
Phone: 01590676903
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Premium Country Pubs (Mitchells & Butlers)

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E TA left this review about The Ship Inn

As described below, this historic town pub has been largely ruined, having its character and history marred by over-modernisation and a desire to attract – whom, exactly? It lacks atmosphere, feels tacky and there is an air of entitlement about the place. The staff were not particularly friendly, the locals – if that’s what they were – were a miserable crowd who appeared to have no purpose other than to be annoying. On the plus side, there were three ales on draught, Fortyniner, Doombar and Somerset Red, all in reasonable condition but not so brilliant as to justify the extortionately high prices. There was also a bank of keg beers. Despite the good beer I don’t really want to come back.

On 19th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Ship Inn

I had planned to visit the Ship Inn on a recent Monday afternoon, but the handbrake thought the glass frontage didn’t look very inviting so we gave it a miss. I think that if we had noticed the huge decked area that overlooks this waterside location we may have given it a try. This decked area was of little interest to me when I paid a visit on my own the following chilly evening.
The very large L shaped interior was busy with dining families, but I would have had no problem getting a table. I found the service to be friendly, if maybe a little forward. Standard and premium keg products are available from the bar that supports three hand pumps that were drawing Sharp’s Doom Bar, Ringwood’s Forty-Niner and Fuller’s Seafarer. I would have no problem returning on a nice sunny afternoon, maybe out of season because I imagine it gets very busy in the summer months.

On 9th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Ship Inn

Three ales on in here - Doom Bar, Bombardier Gold, and Itchen Valley Godfather. I'm sure that somewhere with a location as good as this pub will do food, but I didn't get to see a menu.

Right on the marina at Lymington, this is an old pub that looks to have been extended into adjoining buildings at some stage, and inside it's clearly been thoroughly modernised. There's modern features like a see-through fireplace, stacks of logs around the place, and reclaimed (ship's?) beams in an effort to give a bit of a retro look. Furnishings seem to be mainly normal tables and chairs. There are several rooms, with the servery roughly in the centre, as well some outside seating.

This place easily has the best location of any of the Lymington pubs. I enjoyed a really good pint of Godfathers looking out over the harbour on a late summer evening while waiting for my train. It's a bit touristy of course, as these harbourside pubs tend to be, but certainly worth a punt if you're in Lymington.

On 29th September 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Lymington Town, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Lymington Pier, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Sway, 4.52 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship Inn, Lymington
19th Dec 2019, 07:56
Review submitted by E TA
 
9th Nov 2016, 21:35
Review submitted by Steve C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 November 2016 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 October 2019 by E TA
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