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Ship Inn, Haskayne

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user reviews of the Ship Inn, Haskayne

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This pub / resturant has been under new management for at least 12 months. The food is good, prices are reasonable, staff are very friendly, there is a dog friendly section which truely is dog friendly, the place is clean, the homely winter fire and summer openness is refreshing and the manager is very pleasant.
I am suprised there are no updated reviews on this site.
My son has an eating disorder and, regardless of whether we eat in the pub or resturant, the ship inn allow him to take his own food which they will cook & serve to him free of charge. Couldn't ask for more.
Cherrel - 5 Apr 2015 12:49
Went back to the Ship to complain to the manager whose response was unsympathetic to say the least. He said that 'he only had my word for it' and refused my request for a refund or some form of compensation for the dreadfully bad meal we endured. When I continued to complain he told me not to come back again. A charming man with absolutely no management or people skills. A DREADFUL PUB!!!!
DillonRoad - 29 Apr 2013 11:57
Took Mum for meal that was completely inedible. Complained to the bar maid and asked to speak to manager but was told he wasn't about. The food was badly cooked and tepid, we had fish and chips and the chips were undercooked, the fish was very greasy and the peas were cold. I was really disappointed! This pub is letting down Lancashire! It could be so much better but it seems like the person or people who own it are past caring. It is dirty, cluttered and shabby, with a complete mismatch of tables and seating etc. It's clear that the place is run on a shoestring, with no quality or care in it's food provision. The Ship is a place to AVOID!
DillonRoad - 27 Apr 2013 18:32
went to the shipinn haskayne, and the only good thing to say is the bar staff friendly, but food disgusting, only the side salad was edible, the dessert was burnt on top and frozen in the middle! this ship needs to be refloated, and completely refurbished, miserable surroundings, and even though it was cold and wet outside, it was better than inside!! the 3 rating i gave it was for staff.
lizzie098 - 31 Dec 2011 16:29
Visited this pub, which has a pleasant location alongside the Liverpool Leeds canal and although it is child friendly the food prices are far too dear for what is bog standard fare.
Bwill - 19 Sep 2011 13:41
Pleasant canalside pub catering well for all customers, though ambitious beer range at Monday lunchtime meant real ale was very ordinary. Will try when it's busier.
mtaylor40 - 19 Jul 2011 00:06
As already been stated by someone else the bitter is let down by being kept at far too cold a temperature. Please sort this out as it's the only fly in the ointment but a big one at that.
signalnorth - 1 Jul 2011 10:30
As a regular walker in a group we visited The Ship last summer and after sampling the beer and viewing the menu decided to literally make a meal of it on our next visit. Having visited yesterday I cannot tell you how disappointed we were. The prices were too much for a lunchtime and for the food we recieved. Mediocre pie, frozen chips (new potatoes were not available) and cold peas. A check back was not made which is just as well. It is still a friendly pub with well kept ale but it will be a long time before I risk the food again.
hogette - 3 Mar 2011 16:03
I have to say after visiting the ship inn on more than one occasion i am yet to be let down by the place

The service we recieve from the friendly waiting on staff is second to none, the food is simply to die for and the general atmosphear of the ship is outstanding.

We visit the ship each sunday for our roast dinner and we take the kids along with us because this is one of the few pub/resturants that can cater for all your family.

The landscape around the pub gardens are fantastic, situated right on the leeds - liverpool canal with panoramic views of the country side. There is a fairly large playground that the kids can play on and keep them entertained while you sit back and enjoy the scenery.

We will continue to visit the ship until such time we find somewhere better, but in all honesty i dont think we will.

TheChiefChef - 17 Oct 2010 21:37
Yes a lovely pub BUT on my last visit the beers were far too cold thus destroying all flavour. This needs sorting, this is basic stuff.

Great location and nice acoustic nights on Thursdays.
signalnorth - 2 Jul 2010 14:08
Although this is only a few hundred yards off a main road it has a real country pub feel. Right next to the Leeds-Liverpool canal this is a traditional looking whitewashed pub. Plenty of outside seating which would be idyllic on a hot Summers day. Inside it is deceptively large. Low ceiling with dark wooden beams. A square bar with several slightly different style rooms all having old style memorabilia. Beer wise there was 3 pumps & all of them were LocAle. Southport Brewery - Sandgounder was available on my visit, & being one of my favourites I was more than pleased. Mrs happytyskie & myself opted for 2 burgers to eat. Superbly served with ample salad & chips we couldn't finish them. I get the impression this is mainly a transient pub due to its location & therefore relies on its food trade. However I think this is definitely a pub that serves good food more than a gastro pub.
happytyskie - 13 Mar 2010 19:32
Ok - firstly i was rather excited to find out that the Ship had reopened, used to spend a lot of lovely evenings with husband/children/dogs sat by the canal. Phoned up yesterday to check on food times and was told quite brusquely food finished at 7.45. Made a mad dash there after work and arrived at 7.10 to be told at the bar that food was finished because it was busy!!! Spoke to the new lady!!! owner who agreed to serve us as i had phoned earlier but she was turning away other customers who had read the menu ( stating food till 8 ) and sat having a drink before ordering. Well no food for them, the owner explained to me that 2you have to draw a line somewhere or we'll be here till midnight " Silly me, i thought that was the point, serve people at the times they want to eat and make some money at the same time ??

Oh well at least my family got fed - combo platter to start , bit into the deep fried mushrooms to find they were still frozen solid inside. Main courses menu offered anything you like as long as it heats up in microwave with chips. Ham and eggs were vile, boiled ham looked like beef it was dark brown and curled up at edges ( i was sort of expecting gammon i suppose ) jacket potato microwaved very pale quite hard inside, childs sausage looked about 20 years old.......

Drinks, well white wine spritzer - i was given half a glass of soda and a small bottle of wine so when the wine was poured in glass was very watery with all the soda. Coke served for children in small wet half pint glasses. Guiness was fine.

Hope this review helps if anyone is thinking about a pleasant family night out there ( we may even see you, we were offered a free meal next time in view of the above complaints !!! )
ilovefred - 3 Jul 2009 14:08
After a period of decline and subsequent closure this canalside pub is back and things are looking up. It's out of the way but worth a visit if not only for the leafy canalside beer garden, perfect for a summers day. On the real ale front there's two Southport brewery beers, including the excellent Golden Sands, and Tetley's. The pub specialises in good value no-nonsense pub grub and was busy with diners on my visit. There are two real fires and several drinking areas, although the pub is generally open plan. Great to see it back open and doing well- definitely a pub on the up.
Carlurmston - 26 May 2009 17:37
i went for a meal in this pub in July 2008 of last year, i found it quite homely, we sat outside and gazed at the liverpool leeds canal, it was a glorious sunny day, they had a barbeque, so we had a steak sandwich each with a portion of chips, i didnt half get myself drunk though on fosters, we drove past a pub on the way there called The Kings Arms, can anyone tell me what this this is like?
kolo - 27 Mar 2009 17:37
Lovely pint but waited 40 minutes to get served. food average and expensive
raymocon - 12 May 2008 16:29
Popped in earlier this week for a pint and something to eat. Had an excellent pint of Cyclone bitter, a nice session ale from the Southport brewery. The food (calves' liver) was delicious and the pub itself was very cosy on a chilly February afternoon.
Patxi - 16 Feb 2008 12:09
As a previous poster said, this is a pub that does decent food rather than a restaurant that serves beer. Quiet and out of the way. Nice open fires too!
Nige - 1 Feb 2008 13:28
Great location, good selection of beers, ok staff. Don't know about the food these days (it was good years ago). Went there last week, the glasses were absolutely filthy, Sandgrounder beer tasted off, and I missed 2 days work due to gastroenteritis and still don't feel right.
colinsmyth - 18 Jan 2008 22:02
used to play darts for this pub ! do i take it it's gone a bit upmarket then ?
postie28 - 2 Nov 2007 17:04
Voted as Country pub of 2005 by local branch of CAMRA, is an excellent pub although you may struggle to find it if your not a local. Attentive bar staff and beers well kept - my Bombadier was faultless. Only downside is the amount of dogs in attendance when I visited, appreciate that pets can be allowed in pubs, but on this occasion I expected to see Rolf Harris or Barbara Woodhouse, such was the number of mutts at the bar
Scousefire - 21 Dec 2005 22:59
Visited The Ship with my family last night and had dinner. This is a great pub because it is just that-a pub, not a place to eat where you can get a pint! I had a couple of pints of one of the guest bitters (although don't know what it was as I asked for whatever was best at the time). It was a great pint, well kept and not, for a change, run through the lager chillers. We had a great meal - the steak was the best I have ever eaten-which was served by helpful and friendly staff. All in all, a very pleasant night out. I would definitely recommend this pub to anyone who finds themselves in the area.
JohnJM - 23 Oct 2005 19:51
Typical olde worlde inn. Not been mucked about with too much. Cracking food, although quite pricey, and excellent real ale. Very attractive canalside setting. Gets very, very busy at lunchtimes.
Den - 4 Nov 2004 11:29
Purports to be the oldest purpose built canalside pub in the country. Very picturesque spot, beer garden right next to the Leeds-Liverpool canal (make sure your kids can swim!)complete with resident geese, log fires in winter, theme nights, great food and a cracking pint of Tim Taylors.
David - 25 Nov 2003 10:14

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