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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On a chilly day

paulmK1331PM, Ipswich, United Kingdom
We had walked the fabulous beach on a cold and chilly day with our dogs and stopped at The Ship for lunch the staff were very welcoming. Hot soup was order for the day all home made absolutely delicious and seeded bread and butter ummm just to warm our bones, then back to walking refreshed.

I would like to clarify the situation

lizzys698, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
On 27th Nov. When Mrs Catwick and her husband called at The Ship Inn It was indeed 4.05pm, as stated on the door and website they close at 4pm, (please look under WINTER opening hours)we were the party of four people she saw, and we were just finishing off our drinks getting ready to leave, and that is why the staff were waiting around. We also heard the conversation between Mr Catwick and the bar staff and at no time was she FIRM, she simply stated they were closed, she even told them that they were open again at 7pm for a Folk night We visited The Ship Inn several times over the week as we were staying in Low Newton By the Sea and found that the staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent, we enjoyed the atmosphere and the banter with the staff and customers,we had a lovely time.

Dead men tell no tales...

Steven B, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Well after another day of walking on a cold and windy Northumberland beach it was time for a spot of lunch and we were taken here, looking down the road you could see a beautiful bay , walking down we turned the corner and to our surprise was this wonderful set of buildings that also included The Ship Inn, I'm sure you could hear the stories of pirates and smuggling in the wind. Inside is very small and we were very lucky to squeeze on to a table, I guess at times you'd be lucky to actually get in, but hey what's on offer is some lovely warming and home cooked food and some lovely local brewed beer. As you can imagine after the cold air it was hard to resist the Carrot and Kale soup, very needed, very warming and just touched the spot. Looking around other people had some good looking grub too. So treat yourself and go but time it well or you may be disappointed at having to wait!

Turned away at 4:05 pm!!!

JeanCatwick, Beverley, United Kingdom
Having checked on various websites including their own that the Ship was open, we arrived at 4:05 this Monday afternoon expecting a delicious pint after a bracing walk on Beadnell beach. Imagine our disappointment when we were told firmly that the pub was closed at 4 pm this week. The Ship website states that they are open from 11 til 7 fromSeptember to November. In the approaching gloom of dusk there was not a soul outside and we thought that it was very shabby of the bar staff not to make an exception and invite us in. There was a table in the pub occupied by several other people and the staff were chatting idly behind the bar. We would have happily just had a half to quench our thirst and warm us from the bracing wind outside. I have read other reviews about the unfriendly attitude of the owner and staff at this pub. Sadly they don't seem to have learned how to be flexible in their approach to customers. This should be contrasted with the wonderful welcome and much better food offerings we have experienced at other pubs in the area such as the Joiners Arms in High Newton and The Jolly Fisherman in Craster. I have no doubt we will continue to call at the Ship in Low Newton to sample their beer but each time we visit we are increasingly disillusioned with their cynical attitude to their customers. They need to move into the twenty first century, improve their attitude to folk and shape up their act.

Lovely but too busy

Osciewosc, Peterborough, United Kingdom
We had lunch here on a Wednesday in November and it was heaving. Nice food and location, but an unpleasant experience due to the crowds.



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