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The Ship Inn, Owslebury

4.4
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24 reviews
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£25 and under
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The Ship Inn is an oak-beamed country pub and restaurant, with a large open-fire place, built in 1681 in the picturesque Hampshire village of Owslebury (ten minutes from Winchester).
The Ship Inn, Owslebury provides a great venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties, Christmas parties and other events, with both an inside and outside kitchen. Events can be held in either the restaurant or a marquee in the garden.
Chef Philip Brown has pub kitchens in his DNA. He was Head Chef at The Royal Oak in Cheltenham, lifting the kitchen, and the pub, from obscurity to somewhere renowned across the county for its food.
His current position as Head Chef of The Ship Inn is the culmination of fifteen years of menu refining, flavour combinations and taste tests, to bring you a menu combining classic comfort food and exceptional dishes designed to impress - bringing a taste of fine dining to your pub dinner in this traditional setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 24 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it and staff all wearing PPE made us feel at ease. All tables spread out and food was so great! Really enjoyed it would go back again !

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Golferboy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Some of the food was all a bit stale and old. (Veggie burger bun and mussels in the bouillabaisse). The panna cotta desserts were almost as solid as a rubber ball. The sorbet was lovely though.
Shame - as normally food is excellent.

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philippaW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for lunch, kind and knowledgable staff/owners. Very enjoyable

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Sallyjd
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must for an evening dinner. Lovely old pub, we were welcomed warmly and shown to our table. Fantastic menu with a variety of dishes. We had a starter and main and it was all delicious and well presented. Staff were attentive and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful pub and great gardens where we ate.
Service friendly and relaxed.
My pork belly was perfect.
Flavours were great.
Burger was a little dry sadly.
Triple cooked chips to die for.
Definitely go again soon

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HazelD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service from young staff. Fantastic food and a great setting. Garden is beautiful!

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vipImmeD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Table was over half an hour late, no staff around, food was slow to come out, and they forgot to mention they had a live music event in the garden which lasted for hours

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Fuzzy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super pub, good food and friendly staff and booking worked really well.

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exchefdiner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Set in a very picturesque village. The food is fantastic, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Very welcoming to dogs too.

The staff are very attentive and even turned down a loudspeaker adjacent to our table without being asked.

In light of the very positive experience that we had, I find it strange to see some reviews at the opposite end of the scale.

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MAZM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub with a nice big garden and play equipment for younger children. Staff wore masks so we felt safe and the food was all yummy inc children's menu. Washrooms nice and clean. Beautiful location.
Opentable reservation hadn't been received by the staff. Oops. But a nice table was found so no probs.
Maybe phone booking advisable...

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NMc21
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dining in the large outdoor garden(s), and food was excellent. (both the fish and chips, and the chicken burger). Well worth the cycle.

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Pleased
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably fantastic food. The sardines, salads from the garden and gazpacho soup were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Staff top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great pub!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I wasn't overly impressed with any of my three courses. Lovely pub in beautiful setting.

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Golferboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Very helpful staff. Shame it rained as outside area was lovely

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RosiePosiePuddingandPie
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for lunch - excellent garden for children to play in

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Mark
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food, clean , welcoming. all very inviting. All after lockdown.

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AntonyF
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Extended are reservation due to traffic food great service quick

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday lunches really tasty gravy crispy Yorkshire pudding succulent lamb and cauliflower cheese included. Very pretty pub and location

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Golferboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the roast and was very good -only complaint was deserts are expensive at £7.50!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Ship Inn for lunch completely by mistake as my husband booked the wrong place but in the end we were so glad that he did! We will definitely be going back. The food was absolutely amazing. The quality of the dishes was way above standard for a country pub. I cannot wax lyrical enough about this place. The service was impeccable, the surroundings were beautiful. The perfect place for a quiet lunch. We genuinely can’t wait to go back.

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John
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Apart from our table the restaurant section of The Ship was empty. The waitress was very attentive. We all had soup for the first course which was fine. When the second course arrived it was all over cooked. Admittedly we had taken our time over the first course and I suspect that the second course had been cooked too much in advance and then kept in a hot oven. Some of the chips were almost crisps! We should probably have sent it back but we didn't. We were too polite. Our experience may not be typical but I wouldn't go back there.

The Ship Inn, Owslebury
Responded on 20 December 2019

Good afternoon, I do apologise for your experience dining with us. If you wouldn't mind contacting us directly, I'd love to look into this further for you, and hopefully find a resolution. We value your custom, and hope to hear from you soon, Kind regards, Devon-Marie Allen General Manager bookings@theshipinn.pub

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AdrianH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome. Good beer & quality food at an affordable price. Best I have seen the pub for a very long time. Congratulations to all involved. Will definitely be back for more.

FAQs

The Ship Inn, Owslebury offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01962 777756.

The Ship Inn, Owslebury is rated 4.4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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