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The Ship Inn, Stroud, Gloucestershire

The Ship Inn

4.7
4.7
607 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Here at The Ship, we are proud to offer a wide range of great British favourites and locally-brewed beers.

In addition, our fabulous food, great atmosphere, convenient location and community focus means that we’re well worth a visit!

So if you haven’t tried The Ship Inn before, or just haven’t visited us for a while, why not pop along?! We guarantee you’ll be glad you did!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 17:00–20:00 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01453 619132
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Stroud
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Best Value

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for groups

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    British

607 Reviews
  1. SheilaMci

    Gloucestershire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have so missed eating here for the past couple of months, they didn’t let me down , the food was delicious and the people lovely.

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  2. JonH

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the nicest food and first rate service in the Stroud area. Well worth visiting, especially for a family or friends gathering.

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  3. AshleyM

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to this venue and still doesn’t disappoint, food, service just impeccable. Definitely our new favourite place, whenever we visit my partners parents in Stroud.

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  4. IanB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent Sunday lunch at The Ship. Opted for a mid afternoon time but was still very busy and lively - great atmosphere around the place. Group’s meeting for drinks in the bar area and pretty much full in the dining space. Had pork for my roast which was cooked perfectly and a super crunchy strip of crackling perched on top - what’s not to like !?

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  5. SueB

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Ship always wonderful food and service at a high standard. We had our Wedding Reception there 2years ago and it was amazing in every way thank you Tilly and all the staff.

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  6. AdrianS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday roast was outstanding and for the amount of food was excellent value for money. The desserts were also fantastic

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  7. Lynn

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Sunday roast again had the lamb and beef and although very very filling I just managed to squeeze down a chocolate brownie too. Great food great atmosphere. Good friendly service

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast of our lives! Absolutely delicious and huge portions, lovely gravy. The meats were beaut

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a Sunday toast . Excellent in every way .

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Sunday lunch, meats cooked to perfection and served with plenty of seasonal vegetables. Service with a smile and a lovely atmosphere throughout. Would highly recommend.
    The Ship InnResponded on 5 May 2024
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your experience .

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant evening. Great food and friendly staff.

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  12. david

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is my second review in the last few months and in both cases I am sorry to report the the service, noise and ambiance situations have not improved. The pub is trying (and succeeding) to provide an excellent menu but the menu is too mixed and means that people who just want a burger and a pint make the noise level and ambiance unpleasant. My guests & myself do not want to eat such good food (at sensible prices) in a loud environment where as people try to converse ever louder and louder until the volume is too great. However the main problem is the slow service (as my last review). It is not that the staff are unpleasant or lazy but simply they are overrun and forget things We repeatedly had to attract their attention We left after the main course as although we wanted to order desserts we though that the time required would be simply too long. The whole meal would probably have taken over two hours! The pub is very local for me and i would like it to think seriously about the menu "mix"
    The Ship InnResponded on 21 April 2024
    After reading through your points, I feel that an email would have been better, rather than giving us a one star review. We have a great selection of dishes to appease the majority of our customers. We're a busy pub and fully booked most weekends. I personally love the ambiance of a busy and bustling pub but I understand that it's not to your liking. Customers who wish to order a burger and a pint are more than welcome as we're a pub, not a fine dining restaurant. I do apologise about the steady service. Occasionally we don't get it right. Two hours for dinner sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening in my opinion. It seems that we're not what you're looking for in a local pub. However, the majority of our customers do enjoy what we offer and we'll continue to do so, for them!

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  13. MikeW

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ship Inn hasnt dissapointed, third visit and exceptional menu choice and variety.
    The Ship InnResponded on 22 April 2024
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  14. JayneC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great relaxing evening to celebrate a birthday. Great food. Good atmosphere.

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  15. JasonD

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pub in Gloucestershire great staff and fantastic food

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  16. Clarryclaire

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely all round experience with excellent food best roast I’ve eaten out

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  17. Sally

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great atmosphere. Good service. Thanks.

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  18. JacquelineD

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Asked for dog free zone but people with dogs came in after we started our meal. Dogs very very noisy and uncontrolled. The noise level was horrendous and intrusive. It was a very special occasion which was thoroughly spoilt. Such a shame as the food was good. Will not book again.
    The Ship InnResponded on 9 April 2024
    I'm sorry that you felt that your special occasion was ruined by dogs. However, we are a dog friendly Cotswold pub. This review is very disappointing to read. It's a shame it doesn't reflect the quality of service and food you received. It's a tad harsh to lower our rating on opentable based on other customers and not your experience of what we offered.

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  19. AnnL

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the meal was delicious, well presented, the staff were attentive but not overwhelming. Extra gravy served as standard, very important (at least to us). All in all I would recommend The Ship
    The Ship InnResponded on 9 April 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's so encouraging to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely Sunday roast - my dad could not join us so they did a take out meal for him which he enjoyed

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  21. MelissaK

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would come again, the roast was lovely and good veggie options too!

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  22. JulieC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always. Hot tasty food, good service. Great value for money.

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  23. FGRFAN1

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the taco evening, was really really tasty and thoroughly enjoyed, great friendly service. Would return.

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  24. AnnL

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday lunch was delicious, and enjoyed the extra dishes of veg rather than everything being put onto the plate Staff very attentive but not intrusive A lively atmosphere but we could still hear ourselves speak All in all a great experience

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was inventive and excellently put together. Service was friendly and helpful. Decor feels more locals pub than fine dining, which is fair enough. We’ll be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious fish & chip lunch at The Ship. Perfectly cooked & incredibly tasty. We will return & highly recommend!

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  27. Rosie

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great Sunday roast would highly recommend

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  28. Millie

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great as always. There was on one thing that let it down as we were in the bar. We found it cold because the outside was open.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Sunday lunch and puddings attentive staff polite and friendly

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  30. SheilaMci

    Gloucestershire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was simply delicious, everything was cooked to perfection

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  31. Wrighty

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening! Wish this pub was closer, buzzing atmosphere a mix of locals and diners. Delicious food , friendly service

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  32. RichardR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a reasonable price. Friendly service, good atmosphere and dog friendly in the bar area.

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  33. FionaS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, really excellent food and efficient friendly staff. A welcoming place with lovely decor and a great ethos. A real asset to the community and beyond.

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  34. KatrinaW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Sunday Lunch with family. Good food, fresh and tasty 😋

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  35. StephL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best roast dinner I've ever had out! Friendly and helpful staff and lovely surroundings.

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  36. KateP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not been before, good atmosphere, friendly staff. Really nice food at good prices, will come again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch with friends. Food and service excellent, will return.

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  38. PeterG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch, would have liked to have roast parsnips. Wide range of craft ales, for the modern man (or woman).

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  39. KayR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it, a roast, coming again soon. Thank you.

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  40. Lynn

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 adults booked in for Sunday lunch at 2.45pm. Fantastic roast 3 of us had beef and 1 had lamb we throughly enjoyed the meal plenty of meat on the plate with seperate dish to share of mixed leak, cabbage, and peas along with share dish of cauliflower cheese. There was already roasties, stuffing and a big Yorkshire pudding on the plate with the meat. Don’t know how we managed it but we all had sticky toffee puddings for desert. 10/10 and fully recommend

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The Ship Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Ship Inn

Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QN

Additional information

  • Area
    Stroud
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 17:00–20:00 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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