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A Family run traditional English pub serving fantastic home cooked food with the friendliest of service, open seven days a week, breakfast, lunch and dinner Traditional Sunday lunch probably one of the best meals in the area according to our customers who love our homemade Yorkshire puddings and roast gravy. With a snack menu a vegetarian menu on top of all the pub and grill classics ,and now Katie Wallis (the youngest member of the family team) has introduced Vegan Options she has been a Vegan for 3 years and takes these options quite seriously, they are proofing very popular. Our ever popular draft ales from the Marstons stable include Jennings Thwaite's, Whychwood, Ringwood, Brakspear and
US$7 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Grill, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, 有泊車位, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Ship Inn, and definitely not our last. Lovely staff, excellent food, super menu, lots to choose from, great value for money.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Managed a table for two late in the day , a lot booked up . Arrived and was seated quickly , service was good and Sunday roast very nice indeed . As good as I’ve had , I had the lamb which was plentiful and...sides tasty . It was nice not yo be hassled , but fancied a pud and couldn’t get noticed . Would return , would recommend , lovely day made good with food 👍More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times recently. Food has been good on each occasion. The first time we thought the older staff were a bit off with some of the younger staff but didn't think much about it. The second time we were sat...nearer to where they congregate at the bar. The older and more experienced staff were mean to the younger staff, we heard their comments and it was very uncomfortable for us and them. The days when you can treat people like that are long gone. Shame about their personal skills as the food was very good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

Absolutely excellent. Food excellent, staff excellent, definitely be going back. Food freshly cooked, good presentation. Everyone very friendly. Well worth the visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

We booked a table for two on a Saturday night. Expected a bit of a wait but not as long as we did. When order for drinks taken waited a long time and other tables served before us! Turns out forgot about our drinks! They...didn’t charge us but that’s not the point. Table in front of us very noisy and using foul language but staff never said anything to them. Food was awful my husband ordered pie and looked like it had been frozen!! Afraid won’t be going again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

This place is brilliant, the food is fantastic the staff are wonderfully and very friendly, Went today with family and had a wonderful time, I would highly recommend The Ship quality of food is outstanding I can't recommend this place enough, Thank you for a...great meal, fantastic service. Jayne Housley ☺More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

We were travelling from Hampshire to collect a van from Bawtry and I phoned the Ship to book an evening meal and ask whether we could park our motorhome overnight. We arrived at 5pm and were given a warm welcome. We enjoyed drinks outside with...the friendly locals then had an enormous meal at 7pm - not used to these giant portions down South! The service and food were excellent and the pub was very busy for a Monday night.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and staff and great service would definitely recommend to everyone and will definitely be going again well done

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021

Called at lunchtime today after reading the reviews. Our first visit to Bawtry and the Ship .We both had fish and chips and were not disappointed. ( homemade tartare sauce best ever.)Menu was extensive and well thought out. Food was quality, hot, well priced and...served by 2 friendly, helpful ladies. Thanks, and will see you again when in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

We decided to make a return to eating in at the ship today after all the covid rules. Hand sanitizer at the door and face mask on, a warm friendly welcome by Sue seemed like we had never been away. Logged on to track and...track while drinks were being poured. Food ordered and went to sit at the table. Nice, clean and decorated during lockdown. Light bite lunch sandwich with all the trimmings and chips also beef medallions from specials board were wonderful. Plenty on the plate ( nothing has change had to ask if I could have half the sandwich as takeaway. So nice to be back, thanks to Sue and the chief See you again very soon.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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30 November 2018|
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Response from clivep699 | Reviewed this property |
The Crown Hotel is the nearest. About 400m
7 November 2018|
Response from Dave W |
Yes full Xmas menu and booking is essential cheers dave
28 July 2018|
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Response from jules3959 | Reviewed this property |
i am so sorry, i've only just seen this question. Yes it's about 15 mins from the airport.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ship

Yes, The Ship offers takeaway services.

The Ship is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4