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The Ship Inn, Stroud, Gloucestershire

The Ship Inn

4.7
4.7
575 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

19:30


Booked 7 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 575 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

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for groups

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Healthy

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Lively

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    British

575 Reviews
  1. FionaS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. KatrinaW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. StephL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. KateP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Lynn

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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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  9. Helen

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beef was melt in the mouth. Vegetarian option was delicious. Great portion size too! Lovely staff - no pressure at all.

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  10. DebH

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was very good, especially the twice baked smoked haddock souffle! A very enjoyable evening on every level, thank you.

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  11. Lynn

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely valentines 3 course meal great food and excellent service — thank you

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  12. JillD26

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great roast, loads of meat and veg, nice and hot and plenty of gravy!! Massive yorkshires! Good puds too.

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  13. LucyC

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast service, amazing food. Can't wait to go back again

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  14. KerryT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with a great selection of meats and vegetables 👍great value lovely pub

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  15. VeronicaB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, an ideal place for any occasion. Would certainly go there again

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  16. andyP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit for years. A lovely pub, great food and great staff. Good choice of beers too

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  17. GordonK

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast in an atmosphere with a good buzz.

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  18. ThomasB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, outstanding service, lovely traditional pub, bit noisy because of the dogs, I would definitely come back 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

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  19. LizT

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great afternoon enjoying an amazing Sunday roast, with great friendly service, and a lovely cosy atmosphere.

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  20. McClark

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was absolutely delicious, the reputation for best Sunday lunch in Stroud is well deserved. A real treat to visit the Ship for a meal. Staff are efficient, friendly and helpful. A good gap between main course and dessert. Had a really lovely time.

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  21. Jeremyt

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Amazing Great ambience lovely people superb food

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  22. ML52

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went following great reviews. Service was great. Pub is nice. Found the food average. Nothing exceptional but nice enough. Not a massive amount of choice. Probably wouldn’t return as there are so many local pubs offering similar or better. As said, nice enough

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  23. SarahD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a fabulous setting. Staff were lovely and very helpful.

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  24. CHRISTOPHERB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for Sunday lunch. This is a (deservedly) popular pub so book in advance! It was very busy when we arrived so we had to wait for a few minutes before being seated but it proved to be well worth waiting. There was a real buzz, a lively atmosphere and a tasteful and comfortable dining area. Once seated the service was excellent. The food arrived surprisingly quickly, it was beautifully presented, plentiful and delicious. We'll be back soon and often!

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  25. IanB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday lunch for four. Roast beef and roast lamb were excellent along with the usual generous portions of vegetables. Lively, vibrant atmosphere in the dining area, around the bar and even at the outdoor tables. Great value, no cooking, no washing up …. What’s not to like ?!

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  26. EmmaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, lovely staff, really nice atmosphere. We love it here. 🌟

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  27. PhillipB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a good selection of beers and wines.

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  28. ElliotC

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Aside from the starters the Burns Night menu was very good. Very tasty haggis and venison and really well presented. Good and tasty food. The atmosphere in the dining room adjacent to the section with the fire not so good. Very brightly lit and tables and chairs more fitting with a welcome break hotel than a rustic old pub. Given they are located next to the Stroud furniture bank it seems strange that they have opted to buy such cheap looking standard chairs and tables.

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  29. 12rosemary

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a table in the corner as we had a very hard of hearing person with us, they were very helpful

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  30. lynnew

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and staff, except that the food came before the drinks. Nice ambience. I didn't read the menu correctly, so my Brie and cranberry ciabatta was not what I expected. The brie was breadcrumbed and then cooked. So it was very greasy and not to my taste. My friend enjoyed his smoked salmon ciabatta and had a clean plate at the end.

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  31. CarolC

    North Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, great food, service was a little slow but well worth the wait. Would highly recommend.

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  32. Christineb

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best pub Sunday roast meal for a long time. Rather a lot of nosy dogs.

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  33. TraceyR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. I have been to the ship a few times and each time it does not disappoint. Highly recommend the Sunday Roasts.

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  34. AlexF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as ever ... love the Thursday night specials

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  35. JaneC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely visit. Service was great. And the steak pie was lush. Great place to have a pub meal.

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  36. AlexandraL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lunch meeting and it was everything that was needed. Not rushed at all

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  37. JaneC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday lunch is high quality, huge portions and good value. As an older person with a smaller appetite I will probably order a child portion next time!

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  38. SheilaMci

    Gloucestershire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was soooo lovely to be able to eat at the Ship again. Their food and service are second to none. Thank you for a wonderful lunch

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  39. SteveB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4th visit, each one has been very good, deserves plenty of praise👏👏

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  40. LornaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. I love an evening at the ship!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Ship Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:30


Booked 7 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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