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Ship Inn Distress, Christchurch, ENG

Ship Inn Distress

4.5
4.5
188 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in this welcoming pub located in the heart of Stanpit village on Dorset's south coast. Here at the Ship in Distress, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. We love our coastal location and our bar pays tribute to this with a fittingly traditional nautical theme! Dogs are welcome and we've got a large car park for visitors and plenty of seating space. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01202 801327
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

188 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dog friendly pub and restaurant , relaxed atmosphere , cheerful staff and great food. Beers good as well !

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  2. ChrisR

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always best service and atmosphere. Food was good. Service was good. Alcohol was good. Hangover next day not good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were warm and welcoming. The food was good and well presented. Service was swift and efficient. We had our dog with us and she was made welcome.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great had the Sunday lunch, was delicious and so much on the plate for the cost. Other people had the belly of pork and was so tender and delicious. Rump steak a bit chewy. Great setting staff attentive and friendly. 10/10 will definitely go back, on holiday here from Australia visiting family in the area.

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  5. Shezh

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You couldn’t fault the food and service. Great to have their own car park too. Place was a little tired looking!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant afternoon at the Ship In Distress with the family .. We had such a warm welcome by the staff who were run of there feet as always due to being a Sunday .. The roast was fantastic as always and we will be back later on in the month ..

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A gem of a pub. Parking easy..good menu...good prices....lovely bar area...restaurant area and garden. I am surprised I haven't been before but will be making many more visits.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a lovely meal here. When we are on holiday we use this pub regularly to eat and drink.

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  9. DerekC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking was easy. Staff were very pleasant and the Sunday roast was superb. The whole eating out experience was great.

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  10. Viks

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food at great prices. Would definitely eat here again.

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FAQs

Ship Inn Distress offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 801327.

Ship Inn Distress is rated 4.5 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ship Inn Distress

66 Stanpit, Christchurch, ENG BH23 3NA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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