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Ship Inn

(formerly Quayside, Ship Inn, Watering Hole)

The Quay

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10


St Austell Brewery

About the Pub

An historic pub situated on the quayside with an upstairs restaurant and an outside seating terrace. There is also a choice of tables downstairs in the bar. The Tribute is supplemented by a varying ale from St. Austell. The pub dates from the late 18th or early 19th century when built as a warehouse.

Historic Interest

Grade-II listed 1/5/75, exterior listed. List Entry No 138 6343, Legacy System No 473728. Includes: The Ship Public House PARADE OPE Barbican. Public house and attached former warehouse, now incorporated into the public house. Probably late C18 warehouse, public house slightly later. MATERIALS: warehouse is Plymouth limestone rubble with dressed stone voussoirs and timber lintels; dry slate hipped mansard roof with 3 mansard dormer windows and a former mansard loading doorway, all with 2-light casements with glazing bars. The public house is stucco or render on probable studwork and with an asbestos slate hipped roof. PLAN: small plan corner-site public house with fairly large warehouse at rear with its left-hand side as the front facing the quay. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, and 2 storeys plus attic to warehouse; public house with 2-window range to each front, the quay front with blind 3rd floor and with only 1 window to left of 2nd floor. Probably original 12-pane hornless sashes except for later window to 1st-floor left of quay front. Ground floor has original or mid C19 shopfront with moulded entablature over reeded pilasters with consoles and early C20 leaded glazing in transomed lights. Doorway to left of Parade Ope front with glazed door and leaded overlight. Warehouse was probably originally a 7-window range but central 5 windows now combined in 1 opening with 9 linked lights, all C20 windows with glazing bars. Ground floor has original segmental-arched carriage doorway on the left and a central window under a flat arch, the other openings later or altered. INTERIOR: not inspected.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • St Austell Trelawny
  • St Austell Tribute

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Ship Inn, Plymouth


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Fully wheelchair accessible (lift to upstairs)

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    1200 all day.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    All day until 2200

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area


  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Ship Inn

The Quay

Sat Nav Reference

50.367812, -4.136024


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Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

Plymouth City Bus: 25

Closest Station (1250m)


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