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Ship Inn, Langton Matravers

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Now up for sale, what's going to happen could be anyone's guess.

IMG1975 - 14 Jun 2015 18:08
paul_d102 - 21 Jun 2014 17:11
Rumour has it that the pub has been bought by a developer. Future looks bleak.
IMG1975 - 10 Feb 2014 10:19
Pretty good tourist pub with good food and decent beer from Isle of Purbeck & Palmers.
baxterfish - 15 Oct 2012 00:23
Went three times in the week (from 18 May) we stayed nearby and ate twice. There were 10 of us and we all found it friendly and the food was good. Beers included Fossil Fuel and Best from the Isle of Purbeck, in good condition and a reasonably priced range of wines. Worth a visit.
inmyopinion - 28 May 2012 13:34
Very friendly, great beer and good food. Excellent local pub and quiz night was a bit of a laugh too. Try the chocolate Ship's Plank - you won't regret it!
martaddick - 5 Apr 2012 19:32
used this pub alot last week as the beer and food were consistantly very good, I would say the best pint I'd had in Purbeck, but that honour went to the bankes arms in Studland
vinnnie - 16 Aug 2011 13:31
Interesting pub with model of ship and house. Newspapers to read and free nuts at bar. Riddles on blackboard. Well kept local beer, friendly staff. Good food served promptly but food prices have risen recently making food expensive even for Purbeck.
Robin_from_Swanage - 5 Aug 2011 13:51
This has to be the best pub in Purbeck, friendly landlord and staff, excellent reasonably priced food and well kept beers
derby58 - 20 May 2011 20:37
A great pub, clean, warm, simple, traditional, good well cooked pub food(not a 'jus' in sight!)Fantastic puds. Warm loos! Reasonable prices, well kept beer and a nice glass of house red. It has a good range of games to play(some bits missing), will definitely return.
lesul57 - 11 Apr 2011 09:36
Now a very good pub--well kept beers & good food especially the specials. Staff also very good & helpful
darbi - 28 Sep 2010 16:53
A real gem - very much a locals' pub but in a good way; even outsiders are made to feel welcome and there's a real sense of community. Ales are varied and well-kept, making it easy to pop in for a swift pint and end up wobbling up the street far later than you'd intended to.
Timberwolf - 27 Jul 2010 17:23
Popular pub with four well kept local Purbeck ales to choose from. The food looked OK, typical British pub grub avec big chips. Friendly landlord who made us feel welcome even though it was a locals Saturday music night.
mim - 1 Jun 2010 18:13
We visited for a meal on the recommendations of the last 3 ratings and we were certainly glad we did. The Isle of Purbeck beers were in excellent condition, the regulars were a jolly lot and the food turned out to be excellent. The standard menu is a little pubby, but the specials proved to be absolutely marvellous. The Mussells with chorizo being a particular highlight. Loved the whole experience. This proves to me that BITE is proving to be more accurate than any other pub guide.
imdownthepub - 22 May 2010 21:42
Most welcoming village pub.
Looks to have been recently renevated.
Sampled 3 local ales, all well kept and enjoyable.
Good atmosphere and I had a very nice meal.
Excellent value for money.
Games available to keep customers amused on a cold and wet day.
Well worth a visit.
BarStallBert - 5 Nov 2009 18:00
We called in on the off chance during the summer for a meal. We were welcomed with our children and dog, the food was great and the atmosphere very pleasant. The children had a great time playing with the board games which were provided by the pub. I also had a cracking pint IPA.
busher8 - 13 Sep 2009 00:51
Good food, excellent Isle of Purbeck beer. A place for food, not drinking. Friendly.
mgvita - 18 Aug 2009 16:48
Wot happened to Jon that was here a few years ago?
Seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth!
TalbotHill - 9 Jul 2009 19:26
The good points: friendly; good range of beers.

The not so good: Like Fawlty Towers style service. We went for a drink and my girlfriend had a very frothy pint of admittedly nice. locally brewed lager (‘Oooh, it’s lively tonight!’); I had to take my IPA back as it was pretty rank and got a replacement which I didn’t finish as it wasn’t that much better; a couple had been waiting an hour for food to be told that their order had been forgotten and what they originally wanted wasn't available now; and one chap at the bar was complaining about his main courses and got some form of refund! Not a good advert. Might have been a bad night.

Decor: generic 'done-up' pub trying too hard to be something that it's not - standard grey/green paintwork etc etc.

Alround disappointing. Would not recommend.
Spratticus - 2 Jul 2009 13:53
Typical no frills Dorset village pub. Great views and great atmosphere. Looks nothing from the street but worth a visit.
mungojerryuk - 1 Jun 2009 10:22
Just re-opened and very welcome, too. Very good selection of beer with Isle of Purbeck Breweries taking pride of place (for me,anyway), brewed at the Bankes Arms at Studland.. Highly recommend the IPA. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food's not bad, typical pub food, but apparently all cooked fresh, and reasonably priced. Lovely views from the garden, but defintely worth a visit just for the beer.It's up for sale again, as a going concern, and I just hope that if someone buys it they keep up the good work.
jdb1 - 22 Apr 2009 13:21
The Ship Inn, re-opened on 1st April 2009. It has been refurbished throughout and has a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are local ales and good home cooked food available all day. The toilets are clean and checked regularly.
Gill2 - 15 Apr 2009 12:38
Currently closed and up for sale - £550,000, if you're interested.Good place for a gastro-pub.
jdb1 - 19 Feb 2008 14:38
a charming pub dont be decieved by first impressions from the road.has a small beer garden(patio)but inside it is really is excellent and very well priced the meals range from breakfasts (summer only ) , many fish dishes all local caught including lobster . the staff are all friendly and a pleasure to chat to . we will def be going back soon

hammy1967 - 1 Aug 2007 10:15
a lovely little country pub. shame that when you have had a few too many the patio chairs break and you end up in the flowers wearing your drink and then to finish the evening in great style you get lost in the pub trying to find the door ha ha sorry bout that. We love this pub and will be back to visit in the summer just a same it doesnt have legges and wddle up the hill closer to the camp site. well be back so get the drinks in and the young men.
brouckestar - 28 Feb 2006 11:12
a rather charming little pub a bit of a stagger form the campsite but u dont notice when ur pissed.One thing to watch out for is their slightly dodgy garden chairs;the one i chose to sit in had had one of the legs broken off and the miserable git who did it propped the chair back up so that upon sitting on it,i promptly fell through it.into a flower bed and spilling my (expensive)drink on my lap.still it is a nice pub.there was also an overlarge dog(!) in the ladies loos.i dont think it was a drunken mirage.
drunk_female_fool. - 28 Feb 2006 11:11

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