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Visited at lunch time last Friday. There were 5 or 6 pumps at the bar - a chalk board listed 6 ales so it was probably 6. I had a pint of Zenith by Cross Bay, a 5% ale at £3.20 for the pint. Black Sheep and Doom Bar were spotted, but the others were all something a bit different.

Nice smart pub, looks as though it may have been a row of cottages originally as it is split into sections. I didn't see any of the food but it did smell nice.
RealAleRobUK - 19 Jul 2017 23:10

Just to let everyone know, the Ship was taken over by two local Parbold couples and was given a major refurb in 2011. We also recruited some talented chefs allowing us to deliver quality food using the finest local ingredients (wherever possible!).

Our aim is to create a Great British Pub in this great canalside location. Your feedback is welcomed as we look to continually improve and provide a fantastic dining and drinking experience to every one of our customers.

theshipinn - 10 Feb 2012 11:21
Ship Inn has been updated and look fantastic as well as the food being great. Very friendly and staff more than happy to help. They were having a BBQ when we arrive how great music playing it was really nice. Would go again.....soon!
meichalfie - 30 Apr 2011 18:09
We moved back home after many years away from Burscough in Sept 2010. The Ship being our " new" local. It was sad, it was once a lovely pub and we were disappointed. In early November it changed hands, and hurray what a difference some TLC makes. Ray, Sandra and all their staff are warm and welcoming. It is a credit to them. many new cask ales on tap, entertainment, great food. A great local, and also a great resteraunt. Well done chaps!!! cant wait for the refurb in a few weeks time.
andreahelen - 10 Feb 2011 14:14
I've read the last comment posted. I would FULL HEARTEDLY disagree with what was said. I've had a lovely evening. My family and I came in to The Ship to eat. The food was exactly what we came to a canal side pub for. Our meals were beautiful! Fish and chips (Huge fish) , Steak and Ale Pie, Scampi and chips, and I have to say i had the Gammon, it was to die for. We had a good old chat with a long haired bar man, lovely young man ( I'm Sorry we didn't learn his name or whether he was new management) He told us all about the area and the tales of 'the blood tub' . We had a choice of 6 real ales, which included Moorhouses! They even had there own Moorhouse's Ship Inn Ale. (beautiful!) Great time had by all! Maybe the last post just visted at the wrong time!? Although i will say the toilets need some work! Everything else was 10/10! I hope 'The Ship Inn' can survive as a real canal side pub, dogs n' all! It makes a really nice change these days. HIGHLY recommended!
canalside53 - 1 Jul 2010 10:41
Awful, really not impressed at all. Dropped in the other day, for the first time in a while. Sorry I did. The beer is expensive and few in choice, dirty glasses, sticky tables. My eating experience wasn't any better, too expensive and greasy and the management were particularly unfriendly. The place is a dive quite frankly, and it's emptiness reflected that. Wouldn't touch it with a nearby barge pole.
anonymous - 15 Feb 2010 22:15
Called in for a scran at the weekend and was pleasantly surprised after my initial feelings. It was busy with locals and not many diners which made me a bit weary about ordering food. There was also a funny smell in the bar area? I noticed 6 real ales on though an proceeded. We sat in the restaurant part after ordering our food which was very quiet but cosy. (think its part of an old cottage)

The portions were huge & it really says something when my fiancee cleans her plate! The beer was very nice too from Moorhouses. Will be visiting again.
realalechav - 9 Jun 2009 22:42
Not impressed last time about 2 / 3 years ago just been back to see if any improvement cant say I noticed any beer average menu just the same as everywhere else not individual at all
koikarp - 8 May 2009 11:56
Stopped for a Monday lunch and found a good selection of ales together with a comprehensive food menu. It's a few years since I was last here and they still managed to provide an excellent lunch break. I was all the more impressed when I was told the Sunday had been a sell-out for food. Beer was still in excellent condition.
Great location, good parking and interesting interior. Altogether, highly recommended.
beerwrinklie - 7 Apr 2009 12:18
Now a Cains' pub, so no longer a place for a variety of ales. Whilst this is by no means a bad pub in a great location, the general consensus is that it's on the slide a bit. Hope this can be reversed soon.
Carlurmston - 18 Aug 2008 23:47
Friendly and fantastic for a summers day- stop off for a pint when walking along the canal towpath and you'll enjoy a great atmosphere and some good food. Highly recommended!
helsybub - 12 Mar 2008 14:42
A good selection of cask ales usually and excellent food. Advise booking a table if you want to eat at weekends in the restaurant area. Right by the junction of the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with the main line, moor to the east of the swing bridge if coming by boat.
Borage - 26 Feb 2007 20:32
Delightful, canalside pub which offers a whole host of real ales and good, home-cooked food. Can sometimes get busy, but always assured a warm, friendly welcome.
Dogs are also welcome here.
Scousefire - 26 Nov 2006 21:47

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