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The Ship Inn, Alnwick - pub details

Ship Inn

Address: Newton Square, Low Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3EL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31978) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Chathill (4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 18 users)
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Grey's Inn, Embleton (1.3 miles), Blink Bonny, Alnwick (1.9 miles)


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Visited on a very cold May Saturday lunchtime. The place was faultless. They don't take cards but this was the only minor problem. Beer was excellent. Food was served promptly and was delicious. Staff were knowledgable and helpful. Looking forward to returning.
Beverley_boy - 20 May 2012 20:54
Went there on Friday afternoon. There were plenty of seats and the beer was excellent. People who insist on paying for drinks with debit cards (particularly when pubs are busy) are a pain in the backside anyway - what's wrong with making sure you've got enough cash? A nice pub, and probably better off without the moaners.
paul154 - 28 Jun 2011 15:26
Quite frankly I am amazed at people rating a pub poorly because it doesn't take the method of payment they wish to proffer. Surely one has some cash ??? This pub is superb, a shining beacon of a pub of how to do it! Other pubs which may take debit cards are pale comparisons.
mineisalandlord - 18 Sep 2010 18:06
Not surprised at the low rating this pub gets, despite it constantly being mentioned in travel guides etc. The only good point it has is the location, which is beautiful and handy if you're walking the coast.

It's always packed with tourists/walkers so getting a seat is well nigh impossible, food is pricey and only served for an hour in the evening. Service is slow and indifferent. Beer selection is limited. They don't take cards so if you've got no cash you're out of luck. The throngs of people desperate to get in or get served can make the place feel chaotic and claustrophobic.

If there was anywhere else to go they might make more of an effort, but there's always a steady supply of cagoules stomping in so they don't have to. I can't believe the number of times I've trekked all the way out here and been frustrated or disappointed. Yet we still go because of where it is.
lameplanet - 1 Sep 2010 17:32
My wife and the dogs decided to walk to this pup over the Easter break, we enjoyed a fantastic walk and were looking forward to enjoying a beer and a snack at lunch time, we decided on our food and beer however when i approached the bar to order i was in formed that they did not take debit cards. With no other means to pay i went thirsty and hungry, this did have a negative impact on the dya and the pub. In this age i find it extremely hard for establishments as popular and taking as much as they are not to provide this means of payment. I found the male barstaff apologetic but the older female behind the bar extremely unhelpfull
bootneck - 8 Apr 2010 10:24

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