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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Idyllic setting and beer to match

Katherine G,
The Ship is part of a square of fishermen's cottages ( now owned by the National Trust I believe) and faces out onto the grass, across the beach to the sea. No doubt the weather and good company helped but we had a lovely afternoon and the pub was much quieter than usual as we visited around 4.30pm. There's a good range of food - I would strongly recommend booking if you want to eat in the evening- using local specialities in terms of meat, fish and cheese. Prices are average for this coast but quality a bit higher. For me the highlight is the beer, their own micro- brewery product is great and they also stock a lovely range of guest beers. If you can walk there or bring a designated driver there aren't many better ways to spend a sunny afternoon than watching the little boats and sampling the pumps.

Very quirky...

flintinio17, Nottingham
The Ship was a great find! It's very relaxed inside with a range of ales on tap. It's also quite easy to miss as it is set back from the road. Friendly service by local people overlooking the sea....what more could you want? TOP TIP: There is no parking at this pub (from what I saw), you have to park at the pay and display at the top of the hill which lets it down a bit. Having said that, if you are having a day at the beach and are coming for some food and a pint, you wouldn't mind paying for this!

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Good beer.

NavigatorNW, Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Holiday season - essential to book. Great food and ambience. Dog friendly which is welcome. Quite simply some of the best kippers this side of Mars (and they will even serve them at dinner time if you ask even though they're on the lunch menu!)

Poor service

Russell W, Alnwick, United Kingdom
Stood for 10-15 minutes in a queue waiting to get a very average beer and served by staff who had no interest in their customers - would not go back or recommend this establishment

Fab lunch

Emma B, Cawthorne, United Kingdom
A lovely old traditional pub, just like you'd expect by the sea. A great simple menu, serving lovely sandwiches, ploughmans etc. it was extremely busy when we were there for lunch but our party of 8 were served quickly with really tasty food. We had crab sandwiches, cheese toasties and ploughmans. Would definitely return.



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