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(also known as Ship Inn)

2 Valley Road
Great Clacton
CO15 4AR

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 10.00 pm
FridayMidday - 10.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
12 - 9 Tue - Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

Refurbished in September 2013, which also introduced 3 real ales. If you remember it as it was, a visit to see it now is recommended. Regular promotions on food/drink - check their website for latest details.

Historic Interest

The Ship Inn is the second oldest building in the area, with the church opposite being older, and is said to date from the early 16th century. The Ship was originally a private house on an estate called 'Stringers' and it was owned in 1639 by Lord Darcy. In 1709 the property and orchard behind was sold to Thomas Joy for £45. There were already two other alehouses in the village - The Queen's Head (which had opened in 1679) and the King’s Head (which is now a restaurant on the opposite corner). In 1788 John Cobbold provided the beer and 12 years later bought the premises for £700.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Sharp's Atlantic
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

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Ship, Great Clacton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ramp to dining area available on request.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    No children in the bar after 19:30

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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2 Valley Road
Great Clacton
CO15 4AR

Sat Nav Reference

51.804097, 1.155709


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Nearby Bus Routes (180m)

First Essex: 76; Hedingham: 135, 136, 137, 4, 6A, 6B, 99, X76; Ipswich Buses: 2, 2A; Stephensons of Essex: 702

Closest Station (1300m)


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