The Ship Inn

The Square
NE66 3EL

+44 01665 576262

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Located on the wild & beautiful coast of North Northumberland, The Ship Inn, originally known as the Smack Inn was built in the late 1700’s. It stands in the corner of an open ended square of white-washed cottages set around a green and looks out to sea across the beautiful sandy beach of Newton Haven. Run by mother and daughter team Christine and Hannah, The Ship Inn is very proud of its growing reputation for serving good simple food, and for providing friendly welcoming service. We use local suppliers wherever possible, free range meat and fair trade products. We now have our very own micro brewery (the beer travels all of 15ft from brewery to cellar!) producing 20 well acclaimed beers, which are also available in bottles. Lunch is served daily 12-2.30 Evening meals served between 7 and 8 booking essential! We do not take any type of credit or debit card, sorry Well behaved dogs on leads welcome!
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Sjc462, London
A pub which doesn’t have to try too hard & it shows. Visited 3 times at start of lunch service & no crab. Long queue out of the door & the server was surly & curt. On our last visit had the ploughman’s overpriced & pretty average. The beer here is excellent. There seemed to be a notices all over telling customers what not to do which made me wonder whether customers are actually welcome!

A great little find

ladylianne_25, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
The pub is slightly difficult to find just because you can't park right outside. There is a pay and display car park about a 5 minute walk away though. The pub doesn't accept lunch bookings and does get busy but we were lucky that there was a table available. It isn't very big so it gets pretty cosy. There is a fairly good selection of simple meals available. We had the fish cakes which were lovely. They also had a children's picnic which my son had and enjoyed as it was all the things he likes. The beach is beautiful so definitely worth a visit after a nice pub lunch.

Fabulous micro-brewery

Johln-Kendal, Kendal, United Kingdom
Great stop-off for really tasty , hoppy pint of aptly named Indian Summer - sat out in the sun before carrying on up the coast. Inside the landlord was very pleasant and interior appealing (but not as much as the fab views outside!)

A very pleasant watering hole

Lilysmith925, York, United Kingdom
Called in for drinks only after a lovely walk from Seahouses. Beautiful pub in idyllic location. Very friendly and helpful staff.The menu looked good so will definitely eat there on next visit to this part of the world. Were particularly thrilled that there was a copy of Guardian newspaper to browse whilst sipping our drinks and enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. Highly recommended .

Hidden Gem

Ged R,
Called in after a nice walk along Beadnell Beach. The ale here is always gorgeous and you normally have to queue out the door to get to the bar. There were three beers on when we visited, all from their own Ship Inn Brewery. Seabrook crisps make an excellent accompaniment. I first came here about eight years ago and it's consistently good, at least as far as the drinks are concerned. I've only had food the once but I remember it being a pleasant experience. The outside seating makes you want to stay all day because you can just sit and sip your drink and stare at the sea. There's a very relaxed atmosphere in and around the pub and you'll want to return again and again. Highly recommended.



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