The Ship Inn, Holy Island of Lindisfarne - pub details
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|Very nice staff and a cracking pint of H&B Secret Kingdom was to be had here on a recent visit. The beer garden needs a bit of work as it's not a great place to sit and have your beer - which is kind of what you want - but the beer more than made up for it..|
littledrummerboy - 5 Sep 2011 17:42
|Nice pub, but had to sit in the garden because I had my dog - not good for a country pub.|
Having said that, the beer was very good and the staff very polite. A must if you visit the island.
flagship - 25 Jul 2010 21:20
|I first visited this pub as a teenager in the late '60s when the building it is part of, was known as the Northumberland Arms. I have the name "M.O.Luke" as the licensee in my brain somewhere and I can remember, probably his son, talking about Roman Polanski's film Cul-de-Sac filmed in 1966 and the fact that Donald Pleasence, star of the film, said he would love to stay but feared he would become an alcoholic! My sentiments entirely! In those days it sold Newcastle Exhibition albeit on bright new electric thingies.|
The son later knocked through into what is now the bar and it looked pretty horrendous in that wonderful era for pub architecture, the '70s.
Fortunately, the end result of all the change over the years, is quite a cosy bar area, with a lower dining room and the old "Northumberland Arms" houses the B&B accommodation. Lots of local memorabilia to keep you occupied but don't pick up and cuddle the toy cat near the stove 'cos' it's stuffed!!
In the last few years, an enterprising gent has taken over and to his credit has brought back handpumps featuring Hadrian & Border beers with local names like Secret Kingdom and Blessed Bitter. These are usually well kept and very quaffable.
One note of warning however - the portion of "hand cut chips" probably got our family's award for "Worst Rip off of the Year" at
£ 5.50. Why spoil "The Ship" for a ha'p'orth of tar!!
JBGatelad - 21 Feb 2010 20:07
|Nice pub, some decent ales and a friendly welcome.|
blamm - 8 Oct 2009 12:28
|Friendly,efficient pub in what passes for 'main street' on Holy Island. Traditional main bar plus restaurant and a resonable beer garden. Three handpumps on, including two fine ales (Holy Island Bitter and Tyneside Blonde) from the nearby Hadrian & Border Brewery.|
rpadam - 23 Aug 2009 20:35