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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Very disappointing

Biffo8, Ilkley, United Kingdom
Went for dinner. Great spot for sure and excellent beer— but food very disappointing/ poor. Very limited vegetarian options for some of our party, and nothing really suitable for fussy children. My mackerel was good, but salad bland and the Crushed potatoes underwhelming. Pesto with pasta— small portion and everyone thought not good. We didn’t stay for pudding and bill was expensive for what it was. Should be a lot better!!! Feels like trading on past glories? Wouldn’t recommend for food on this visit.

Choose your time carefully

Tram-Inspector, Matlock, United Kingdom
A lovely pub in a beautiful setting in a square of historic cottages, and with grand views of the sea and an extensive sandy beach. The pub brews its own beer so it's all great stuff but with one drawback. We arrived at lunchtime, and you can grow old and thirsty waiting in a long, slow moving, queue. After the diners' orders had been taken, it was all good.

A great pub. Just what Britain is famous for.

nick w, Sheffield, United Kingdom
This is a gem of a pub. It is yards from the sea on a village green surrounded by cottages. If the weather is warm you can sit outside and eat home prepared food or simply sip the home produced beers. It is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon. The beer is also well priced.


golfreedy, Consett, United Kingdom
To make the most of your lunch you need to walk here from far enough away to work up an appetite! Everyone will tell you to have something crab related but whatever you order here will be superb! If it's cold take a warm coat because you'll want to eat outside whatever the weather. Enjoy!

Seaside Pub Lunch

RobatWynyard, Billingham, United Kingdom
A very busy little pub, set back from the seafront, with an original, quaint interior, not particularly comfortable. The pub sells its own beer, which is good, if a little restricting in choice. The Coal beer is thick & rich. Crab sandwiches excellent, reccomended. Its busy, queues form, it would benefit from a further one or two helpers. Outside seating is available, its cold in March.



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