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The Ship Inn - Pub in Cornwall

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Gonvena Hill, PL27 6DF Wadebridge, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

Rupert & Sarah Wilson
+44 (0)1208 813845(landline)

Smartly revived pub with books, board games, padded banquettes, and delicious braised oxtail with horseradish mash. Good kids’ food, too

Afloat after a superb refurbishment, one of the oldest pubs in town honours its maritime history in gilt-framed pictures on white stone walls. Padded banquettes blend with wooden stools, chairs, and tables to create an intimate bar 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 in which to enjoy Darren Hardy's modern-traditional pub dishes; we loved the spiced mackerel with tomato and red onion salad, and the braised oxtail with horseradish mash. Little shipmates get menus, even your pooch can eat. There are bar snacks, Sunday roasts, great music nights – even Backgammon Club.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Rupert & Sarah Wilson:

Local points of interest from
Rupert & Sarah Wilson:

  • Wadebridge is the mid point of the Camel Trail which is popular for cycling, walking and bird watching along the Camel estuary.
  • Legend has it that the first bridge in the town had its foundations built of bags of wool derived from the wealth from the local wool trade.
  • Wadebridge is renown for its independent shops. Molesworth Street, the main street, has nearly 90 independent outlets.
  • The Cornwall Folk Festival has been held in the town for over four decades. Held on August Bank Holiday weekend it now attracts international acts as well as local performers
Points of interest

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Lunch & dinner £5-£18.95.


3pm-5pm Mon-Sat.


Gonvena Hill, PL27 6DF Wadebridge, Cornwall


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