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Ship ,The
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Phone : 01493 700287
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Directions - Boat : By Railway Bridge
Directions - Car : Drive or walk straight along Riverside road from Sandersons Boat Yard on the right past the post office and houses on the left to the end of the road. The Ship is located on the right hand corner by the railway bridge opposite the public toilets.
Latitude:52.5592 Longitude:1.5721
Affiliation: Freehouse

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Entry Last Updated By : Richard 14 May 2012

Reviewed By : PaulaWebber
Review Date : August 21 2011
Very nice pub, esp in riverside garden!

But I did feel uncomfortable in the pub as they looked at me like an alien and I'm a very friendly person who likes to meet locals and hear their stories and usually buy em a few pints but alas! It was not meant to be, maybe it was my Cdn accent, tried to be friendly and was shunned, they also didn't like it when I asked if did cash back as couldn't get money out anywhere. NO but I could pay on my card, OK just a question, sorry, was 2 late for only bank machine at store lol It is dog friendly tho so sat outside riverside and enjoyed a couple pints, decided to try the hospitality again so went inside to give them another chance. Sat in corner, ordered dinner, which was quite good, glad I stayed for that! Then we left to find fun people at the "other place" But I'll prob go back next time to give em something to talk about, lol

Mooring Description :
Some in front but didn't look to great for strong current there, went down the river instead.
Food Description :
Food was fine! Had 3 diff mains and all enjoyed, seemed like a good choice of ales as well tho I went for the cider.
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : gigguide
Review Date : October 16 2009
Great Pub!

After a rather cold and off hand reception from the barmaid at a smelly and less than clean Lord Nelson, we decided against eating there and instead took the short walk to The Ship and were delighted to find such a quaint and delightful pub! The staff were friendly, patient and helpful, the beer garden by the river with it's bench tables and parasols scattered amongst the plants on the lawn was stunning and included a slide for the kiddies plus a covered smokers area and benches along the quay. Although it was late in the season (October!), it was sunny so we decided to eat out in the garden and then changed our minds as a cool breeze started to make us shiver - the waitress didn't bat an eyelid as we moved inside and cheerfully served the food. Inside, the pub was cosy, clean and inviting - we all commented on the ladies toilets which were nicely decorated and spotlessly clean - as was the kitchen which I managed to sneak a peak into on my way to the ladies!! Verdict: Nice pub, good atmosphere, good food, large helpings, reasonably priced - well recommended!

Mooring Description :
We were newbies moored further up in the free moorings so unable to comment
Food Description :
I liked the sound of the Thai Prawns which included chips, salad, sweet chilli dip and didn't disappoint! The prawns were lightly fried and coated in a lovely crunchy batter that was perfectly complemented by the dipping sauce. The accompanying salad was fresh and tasty with a lovely dollop of coleslaw whilst the chips were crisp, golden and far too many to finish despite help from everyone around the table! The other members in our party had the pate with toast, soup of the day which was mushroom plus egg and chips. Cost for all four of us was around £20 (not including beverages). We returned another day to sample the deserts - we ordered the tennessee toffee fudge and the lemon desert both of which came with cream and ice cream! Deliciously rich and decadent deserts that melted in the mouth although sadly the lemon was obviously a flavouring and not real lemon so not as nice as the chocolate and toffee fudge combination! We all agreed that the portions were generous, nicely presented, beautifully cooked and delicious!
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : VetChugger
Review Date : April 26 2009
Pleasant pub for a drink but .....

Very pleasant surroundings to sit and natter over a drink or two. Warm welcome and generally friendly atmosphere.

Mooring Description :
We moored on the free quay moorings which are concrete but if you set your fenders!
Food Description :
Second time we have eaten here, the first being average OK. This time we both chose "Jamaican Jerk Chicken stir fry with rice" from the specials board thinking it sounded interesting and different. What a disappointment. It was more akin to a chicken stew on some boring boiled rice. Didn't enjoy this at all. We will return but only to drink!
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Geof&Linda
Review Date : March 28 2008
A warm welcome !

Having been frozen out by The Lord Nelson, we walked down to the Ship in a blizzard. The landlord was friendly and accommodating. The bar area had a mixture of locals and tourists, including well behaved children. Relaxed atmosphere, helped by good quality real ales.

Mooring Description :
Did not risk the sharp quayside here but used the free moorings just a few metres upstream.
Food Description :
Standard menu with a "specials" board. The food we tried was quite good, and relatively cheap for the area. However, avoid the Moussaka (mincemeat gravy with one piece of aubergine submerged beneath a a cheesy white sauce topping. Linda rated the vegetarian option as being good.
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Sharon&Tony
Review Date : March 02 2008
Always a friendly welcome

We had been past The Ship loads of times, but never stopped because of the poor moorings. Then one day my husband was desperate to moor so we could set the TV up to watch the Grand Prix. The main mooring at Reedham were full, but it was slack water, and so we managed to moor up with ease. To my husbands delight they had the Grand Prix on in the pub, (much better reception than on the boat). So we watched the race and chatted with the locals, and managed to drink a few pints of good beer, and eat some lunch. We went back a few nights later and had a great night joining in the general banter with locals and tourists alike.

Mooring Description :
I really wouldn't recommend mooring right outside the pub, the current is treacherous, and the quay has bits of metal sticking out in some places. I think you should only moor here is you are experienced and know the spot well, in other words if your a local !! There are usually plenty of spaces a bit further up on the main BA moorings, and there is usually someone to give you a hand. These are a very short walk from the pub.
Food Description :
Very good quality, big helpings reasonable prices.
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : tempest
Review Date : August 09 2006
Nice pub, pity about the staff

After safely mooring at Reedham, I asked the quaymaster for the nearest toilets, shops and banks. He was very helpful outlining where all these could be found, although he did state that the post office was the only recognised bank for the withdrawal of cash from a debit card and it was closed till the morning, although both the SHIP and LORD NELSON provided cash back on purchases over a certain amount, if paid by a debit card. Great, I thought as I firstly sampled the delights of the Nelson and noted a sign inside which stated "Cash Back accepted on all purhcases over £20." We fully intended having a meal that evening and due to the lack of cash machines on the broads, I believed that I would withdraw £50 cash later that evening after having a meal. Now we were moored adjacent to the Nelson, so for no other reason we decided that we would try the ship for a meal and then have a couple of drinks at the Lord Nelson prior to settling down for the night. Around 8pm we walked the short distance to the Ship which appeared to be doing a very good trade of bar meals, but we asked if they could accomodate us in the small restaurant area. Luckily for us they could and we sat down for a lovely meal which consisted of 2 x sirloin steaks, a beef lasagne and a beefburger with fries, together with a bottle of white wine and deserts. The meal was excellent and we thought the bill of £62 was fair for 4 persons including a bottle of wine and glasses of coke. The pub was well laid out with a bar meals area, outdoor seating, a games room a vault area and a seperate restaurant. I then went to pay for my meal and a male about 55 years of age with grey hair and glasses who I believe may have been the landlord accepted my debit card from me and I then said (after being told so by the Quaymaster) "Excuse me do you provide a cashback facility" The response I got with a stern look down his nose and a glare in his eyes in full view of all the other customers was "NO!" I then said "Did you mean, I am sorry sir, we dont offer that facility here?" I collected my card and left the pub, never to return whilst he was in charge. An excellent meal spoilt by an ill mannered member of staff as such I can only give this place a very low score indeed.

Mooring Description :
Plenty a short walk away on Reedham Quay, some directly outside the pub, but wouldnt recommend them due to the current passing the swing bridge
Food Description :
Meal was excellent
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : JamesLons
Review Date : May 14 2006

Nice friendly pub the staff seemed really friendly and has a pool table.

Mooring Description :
okay but have to watch for the tide can be bit difficult when the tide is low to moor as you have to jump up to get to the place.
Food Description :
had a toasty which was nice for the price I paid for it.
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Richard
Review Date : March 02 2005
Worth the walk

I wouldn't moor at the pub, but it's worth the walk. Beer is well kept, and food great value for your money.

Mooring Description :
Only if you have to
Food Description :
Well prepared and presented. Good wait staff
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : admin
Review Date : July 09 2004

Mooring Description :
The moorings are right by the swing bridge - Not recommended
Food Description : Not Reviewed
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

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