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The Ship Inn, Chester

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18 Handbridge
Handbridge
Postal town: Chester
CH4 7JE
Phone: 01244678400
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Ship Inn

I may be the first to visit of an evening rather than afternoon but I also found it to be full of people called Julian and Emily. many with their ‘lovely doggy’ in tow. I found it to be more middle class wine bar than pub, seriously pretentious and dull. Lots of prosecco, gin and tea flying around. Thwaites Gold and Amber available if you fancy. I made a hasty departure as I was clearly hogging a table that Julian and Emily were waiting for.

On 1st February 2020 - rating: 3
[User has posted 772 recommendations about 753 pubs]


Rob Hunter left this review about The Ship Inn

Visited this lunch time. Five hand pulls at the bar, though two were off, the other three offering Thwaites Gold, Thwaites Amber and Weetwood Cheshire Cat. I think there must be some kind of bylaw in Chester that says all pubs have to offer Weetwood Cheshire Cat, it just seems to be everywhere. I went for the Thwaites Amber at £1.75 for a half, which was nice enough.

The pub itself is fairly small inside but the space is well utilised with plenty of seating without feeling too crowded. A few people were in this lunch time so it felt reasonably busy and there was a pleasant atmosphere, it just felt peaceful and calm. A real fire was going in the wood burning stove. It is child and dog friendly.

Nothing to get too excited about on the beer front, but it's a nice enough place to pass some time.

On 7th January 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 534 recommendations about 479 pubs]


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Al Bundy left this review about The Ship Inn

Nothing has changed since ROB Camra's review. What he didn't mention was that its also expensive and, to be honest, dull.

On 7th January 2015 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Chester, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.79 miles, 2 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship Inn, Handbridge
1st Feb 2020, 17:21
Review submitted by Brainy Pool
 
1st Feb 2020, 11:06
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In downstairs bar only - last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 September 2017 by ROB Camra
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