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The Ship Inn, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire

The Ship Inn, Owslebury

4.4
4.4
104 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01962 777756

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Brown

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Area

    Winchester

  • Parking Details

    10 minutes by car from Winchester. From the B3330, take the Morestead Rd to Longwood Lane. Turn right onto Longwood Lane, and the pub is at the far end of the village.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. E

    Elaine

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice fish and chips Thanks
  2. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    service and food great. Sat in a large garden area, staff excellent serving you in the garden.
  3. AC

    AnneC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a last minute decision to eat out. Booking the table and arranging the time was so easy. Menu was varied, which made our choices easy. The food was great. Nice to able to chose something different to normal pub grub. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We sat in the garden, in warm sunlight with a gentle hubbub of chatter from the other guests. Well done to everyone at the Ship. Just the tonic we hoped for. We will be back
  4. DL

    DianaL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We been searching for somewhere that serves great food at good prices and this is exactly what we got. Over the moon and will definitely return. When finances are tough, this is where to go!
  5. MJ

    MartinJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Weather was iffy so decided to eat inside. Shown to a table by the door which was dark. Asked to move to the brighter part of the room at the rear but advised tables were reserved despite them not been occupied whilst we were there. Food was average - roast dinner potatoes and veg were very overdone and dry. Overall very disappointing
  6. CH

    ChrisH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Inside on a midweek sunny day it was quiet just how we like it. Food was excellent with some different choices. All good with service.
  7. F

    Foodie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Father’s Day lunch. Food was excellent. Good choice of starters followed by the best Sunday roast. Lovely crisp potatoes. Service was attentive and friendly. Thank you
  8. JE

    JohnE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was very quiet when we went - only 3 tables occupied. It was a nice meal and the Staff were very good. It did not have the wow factor but maybe it is better at other times.
  9. AF

    AlFr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    poor experience for lunch - food was mediocre and the service non existent.
  10. DM

    DMBP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Initially our experience was good. The team at The Ship Inn we’re flexible with our booking although also worked with them to ensure we fitted in without causing an issue. However, after being seated and reviewing the menu we were very unimpressed. My eldest daughter is a vegetarian and there was no real choice. On asking for clarification on a couple of menu items we were met with sarcasm so chose to leave. I can’t rate the food as we didn’t eat. Very disappointed. I appreciate they were busy but no excuse for a lack of politeness.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service, triple cooked chips 😋
  12. M

    Marctrog

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to eat or drink, inside and outside are both attractive spaces. Food good and staff very helpful and friendly. We went twice in one week when staying nearby.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were lovely but the menu was a bit limited compared to previous visits
  14. CM

    CathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit friendly staff lovely meal we will be back.
  15. CE

    CliveE

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely place and the food was great. Had the main of shoulder of lamb - really good and great value for money. Pudding (meringue with a compote) was a bit on the sweet side for my liking but still demolished it and again a really good price. Staff attentive with being invasive. Hope to be back.
  16. MI

    MargI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, very pleasant staff and owner. We all enjoyed our Sunday roast. Would all have preferred chicken but unfortunately not on the menu. Would go again but not on a Sunday for that reason. Our mistake as we did not read the menu for Sunday roast, just assumed. Looking forward to trying an evening meal.
  17. KP

    KenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favourite pub! It's difficult to know where to start the review, it was that good. The location is idyllic and we were lucky enough with the weather to be able to sit outside on patio beside a huge beer garden. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. We were on a hike and miss timed our arrival and got to the pub an hour before our table booking. This proved to be no problem at all and we were accommodated just as if we had arrived on time. The best was still to come, I had the roast pork with crackling and it was exceptional. Clearly cooked by either a trained chef or someone with an absolute passion for food. The crackling was light and crispy, thick cut slices of melt-in-the-mouth tender pork and the veg was like no other from a country pub. Five different veg all cooked to perfection with added ingredients to enhance the natural flavours. This was not bland plain boiled veg! An outstanding experience and we will be back as soon as we can.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch for 5 We had pork beef and vegetarian, all excellent.
  19. C

    Claire

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at The Ship - the food was delicious an the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish. Squeezed in on a busy Saturday night. Lovely staff and very good food.
  21. BS

    BandS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I took my friend here so I didn’t like to complain at the time. However, The soufflé was stodgy and the carrots and sauce were burnt and looked like they had been microwaved . The steak and kidney pie was dry and the meat was tough. The mash was lumpy , the kale was chewy and the portion sizes were too big. This place was recommended to me and I was highly disappointed.
  22. KB

    KenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I took an elderly friend for the Sunday carvery and she said it was the best meal she could remember. Although the restaurant was very busy the staff managed well and we were very pleased.
  23. F

    Foodie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Sunday lunch. Cooked to perfection. Warm And cozy surroundings. Friendly staff
  24. H

    Holiday2022

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed by the host and seated quickly. There was a good menu for adults and kids. Colouring pencils were provided so our 6 year old could colour in the kids menu, it had a ship wreck theme. Food was delicious. All staff were friendly and helpful.
  25. DH

    DavidH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Creative and delicious good combined with excellent service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly host with attentive service. Good range of menu choices, particularly the chefs recommendations. We will be back soon.
  27. JH

    JoanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely quiet country pub. Great food and service.
  28. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely service and very friendly atmosphere.
  29. AT

    AndyT

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    It was really cold in the pub. We were reseated at our request next to a lukewarm radiator. The adjacent log burner remained unlit. We never did get warm!1
  30. MS

    MichelleS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely pub, great food. Definitely would recommend.
  31. SL

    SallyL

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, (great chips). Adults and kids all cleared their plates. Good service. For a place picked from a map as a half way point between households this was a real win. Thanks.
  32. DB

    DominicB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A really nice place, friendly staff, good service and a good Sunday lunch at a reasonable price
  33. PA

    PhilipA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Those chefs really can cook. This place is a real diamond and definitely worth the journey.
  34. AL

    AlanL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There were six in out party and all meals (starters and mains) were really very good. No complaints on the quality and standard and value of the food! Two in our party were gluten-free, not a large choice (particularly desserts) but adequate. Service was good, very attentive. The only fault about the evening was a little noisy but as one particular table vacated then noise level dropped considerably. All in all a good night, would definitely recommend
  35. d

    divinediner

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Arrived before the booked table time after a lovely country walk but was unable to order food until the booked table time. Then dead on the booked time they took our order. Food was really lovely and very reasonable. Lots of families with children and could get very noisy. But overall it was lovely
  36. F

    Fergs

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious freshly cooked dishes, wide variety of menu choices, excellent service.
  37. RE

    RobE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place for Sunday lunch in the Hampshire countryside. Superb food, friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend.
  38. E

    Elaine

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch sitting in the garden Perfect Fish and chips
  39. CG

    ChristinaG

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent home made food. Wide choice. Serviced hot with nice presentation will definitely visit again.
  40. K

    Kmc3

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a quaint village. Great beer garden and playground too

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Ship Inn, Owslebury is rated 4.4 stars by 104 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
Google Map for The Ship Inn, Owslebury

2 Whites Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1LT

Additional information

  • Area

    Winchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub, British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    10 minutes by car from Winchester. From the B3330, take the Morestead Rd to Longwood Lane. Turn right onto Longwood Lane, and the pub is at the far end of the village.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Brown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01962 777756

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

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