Below are web links which will allow you to read reviews about the Ship.


CAMRA’s Good Pub Guide – 2016

Traditional 16th-century coaching inn over the river. Recently refurbished, this award winning pub has a beamed ceiling, wooden floor and fine leaded front window, offering a welcoming atmosphere. On three levels, it is surprisingly extensive inside, with a main bar adjoined by a split level, well appointed restaurant leading to a sun trap deck and courtyard seating. The guest ale is generally from a local microbrewery and the food is locally sourced. Probably the best pub in the town.

The Good Pub Guide – 2016

One of the oldest pubs in town, beams and open fires, carefully refurbished bars, real ales and good seasonally changing food.

There’s plenty of nautical memorabilia on rough white washed walls above a blue dado in this 16th-c pub and a friendly atmosphere to enjoy them. Seating in the bar area might range from leather button-back wall banquettes to all sorts of wooden dining chairs, stools and window seats topped with scatter cushions plus flagstone or bare board flooring, books on the shelves, church candles and open fire, background music and they have a backgammon evening on the first Monday of each month. High chairs line the counter, where attentive staff serve Padstow Pride and Sharp’s Atlantic and Doom Bar on hand pump and 14 wines served by the glass; of the two dining areas, one has high rafters and brass ship lights. The small decked terrace outside has seats and chairs.

Letting the local produce shine through the often interesting food includes lunchtime sandwiches, mussels with cider and bacon, smoked duck with orange, fennel and watercress salad, beef, pulled pork and grilled mushroom burgers with toppings, coleslaw and fries, smoked haddock fishcakes with lemon mayonnaise, pork belly with green lentils and onion sauce and puddings such as Bakewell Tart with clotted cream and chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce, burger night is Tuesday and steak evening is Thursday. Benchmark main dish: Hake fillet with olive oil mash, grilled tomato and gremolata £14.50. Two course evening meal £20.00.

Michelin Eating out in pubs Guide 2016

This 16C Inn was originally owned by a shipbuilding family and it is one of the oldest public house in town. Pleasingly it has a community feel – particularly on regular wine, backgammon and folk evenings. Grab a seat in one of the three cosy low-beamed rooms or continue through to the brighter former workshop. The menu offers something for everyone by mixing pub classics with more modern dishes. Simply prepared fish comes from the Looe and Newlyn day boats; hot dogs arrive in brioche buns; burgers come with a choice of beef, fish or filling of the week; the puddings are of the proper old-fashioned variety, Tuesday burger night features ‘guest’ burgers and Thursday steak night includes cuts for two to share.

AA Pub Guide - 2016

A local with a busy social dairy

Naval paraphernalia is only to be expected within a pub called the Ship Inn, and this one in Wadebridge is no exception. But it’s not overdone, instead lending and air of quiet sophistication to this popular local. Dating back to the 16th century and refurbished not along ago, the refurbished not long ago, the interior’s three levels are warmed by two open fires in winter; a decking area outside is much sought after in the summer. Local ales populate the bar, as do local suppliers n the menus. Davidstow Cheddar rarebit makes a tasty snack, or choose from the mains such as hake fillet with olive oil mash & gremolata.

Michelin Guide – 2016

Traditional Cuisine – cosy.

This 16C inn is one of the oldest public houses in the town and has a real community feel. The menu offers something for everyone mixing pub classics with more modern dishes, Choose a seat in one of the three cosy low-beamed rooms.

Alastair Sawday’s Special Places – Pubs & Inns of England & Wales

Afloat after a superb refurbishment, one of the oldest pubs in town honours it’s maritime history in gilt-framed pictures on white stone walls. Padded banquettes blend with wooden stools, chairs and tables to create an intimate area in which to sip a pint of Doom Bar or an ale from Padstow Brewing Company. There are books to read, board games to play, wood burners and gentle music. Two dining areas, one a glorious open-raftered room with brass ship lights and a captain’s table, are pleasant spaces to enjoy Darren Hardy’s modern-traditional pub dishes we loved the spiced mackerel with tomato & red onions salad, and the braised oxtail with horseradish mash. Little shipmates get a menu, even your pooch can eat. There are bar snacks, Sunday roast, great music nights… even a Backgammon Club.