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Ship Inn

(also known as Top Ship)

High Street
Porlock
TA24 8QD

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday9.00 am - Midnight
Sunday9.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8.30

About the Pub

Known locally as the "Top Ship", the bar is a gem with its flagstone floor, open fire and settle seating. It has changed little since featuring in R.D.Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone. The pub dates from the 13th century and sits at the bottom of the notorious Porlock Hill that takes you up to Exmoor. Eight ales and a local cider are available and good food can be enjoyed in its restaurant or delightful three tiered garden in summer. The landlord also runs the Bottom Ship Inn at Porrlock Weir.

There is a local bus service Mon-Sat (not bank holidays) from Minehind and continues to Porlock Weir. In the summer there is also the Coast Exployer bus service daily until October from Doneford to Lynmouth.

Historic Interest

13th century.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Exmoor Beast
  • Otter Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cotleigh --varies--
  • Quantock --varies--
  • St Austell --varies--

Source: Regional

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Cheddar Valley.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Regionally Historic Pub Interior

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children's play area.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    5 en-suite.

  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • Events Events
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Skittle Alley, Table Skittles, Shove Ha'penny.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Ship Inn

High Street
Porlock
TA24 8QD

Sat Nav Reference

51.208900, -3.598809

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 10

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Ship Inn - Porlock

Ship Inn

High Street
Porlock
MINEHEAD
TA24 8QD

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Camping Nearby
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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