User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
WHERE are you drinking RIGHT NOW. with AlanH on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Ship Inn
Image posted by Alan Winfield
Submitted on Sunday, 20th March 2016
With picture contributions to 6053 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (11 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Ship Inn, Redcliffe, Bristol

1 Cathay
Bristol
BS1 6PA
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Ship Inn (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Blackthorn _ left this review about The Ship

A prominent looking pub in a quite imposing building, it is though tucked away in the back streets behind St Mary Redcliffe church and is unlikely to get much in the way of passing trade, which perhaps explained why it seemed to have a very “locals” feel to it on a recent Thursday evening visit.

It’s roughly a U shape internally, with a further room to the rear which we did not investigate. Décor wise it was fairly traditional with a mixture of chequered lino and wooden laminate on the floor whilst the walls were a mixture of painted brown wood panelling on the lower part and very pale yellow paint above. A blue leather sofa was at the rear along with a plasma screen showing a sports channel. Appropriately enough, there were a number of pictures and photographs of ships on the walls.

A juke box was playing music a little too loudly I thought, and many of the punters seemed determined to compete. One group at the bar were singing, no shouting, along, as loudly as they possibly could which made it somewhat uncomfortable when stood next to them trying to order. Clearly the barmaid was struggling, and I had to repeat my order a number of times. Another heavily tattooed gentleman with a blue mohican sported a tee shirt with “I’m a c**t” emblazoned across the front (my asterisks, not his). In a way it was almost amusing – I was on my way to the Michelin starred Casamia and had only stopped in here for an aperitif (i.e.; a pint of Thatcher’s) on the way. The contrast between the two establishments could not have been greater.

Beers on tap were Greene King IPA, Pedigree and Courage Best. Ciders meanwhile were Blackthorn, Thatcher’s Gold and Symonds Founders Reserve. Had I visited at another time with different clientele, I might have given this pub a couple more marks than I have.

On 29th March 2016 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1748 recommendations about 1683 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Alan Winfield left this review about The Ship

The Ship Inn is a stand alone pub.
Once inside there is a small room to the front with the bar facing,there is a separate room to the left which is square shaped and carpeted,the seating is settees and wood bench seating,there is also a dart board and TV in this room,there is a larger room to the rear which has a pool table in it.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Courage Best which was a decent enough drink to end my Bristol crawl on,the other beers were Courage Directors and Doom Bar.
This was a decent pub to end my pub crawl on.

Pub visited 23/1/2016

On 28th February 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Pete Yeates left this review about The Ship

Called in here one afternoon after work. A bit quiet, but it was well worth the visit.

On 12th September 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 99 recommendations about 92 pubs]

External web links for The Ship Inn

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship Inn, Bristol
20th Apr 2017, 21:43
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
20th Apr 2017, 21:43
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes - Access at rear from Prewett Street - last updated 19 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes - Skittle alley - last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed