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Ship Ashore, Milton Keynes - pub details

Address: Granville Square, Beaufort Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK15 9JL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3462) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Milton Keynes Central (2.8 miles), Wolverton (3.6 miles), Bow Brickhill (4.7 miles)

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Mediocre food; six ales on, from Wainwright and a pale ale from Black Sheep brewed for Ember Inns to Jaipur (Thornbridge). Prices ranged from £3.60-£4.10.

Would return for a beer but despite the food being cheap, wouldn't bother again.
duchyjim - 29 Apr 2018 22:08
Friendly but below par food and not very well kept ale - I was delighted to see Woodforde's Norfolk on tap but the result did not meet expectation. The music quiz was also byzantine in its complexity in what is basically just a theme pub - in a town full of them.
BoehmBawerk - 22 Jul 2015 16:19
Spent the week staying nearby so had the opportunity of visiting a few nights. Got to say I quite like the place, ale was decent enough, food was good - prices were high, I put this down to a Buckinghamshire thing. Quiz night was a good laugh, although the 'quiz master' was a bit arrogant. Staff are friendly and attentive, so overall I would say a decent pub.
McLovin - 1 Oct 2014 13:12
This is a new(ish), purpose built pub in a somewhat uninspiring location next to a Chinese takeaway and a mini-supermarket, so expectations are not too high. Once inside though, it’s clean and up together and perhaps recently refurbished, although it does follow the somewhat formulaic approach favoured by many other chain pubs and consequently has little in the way of individuality or character. It was however quite busy even at 6:00pm on a mid-week evening with a mix of after work drinkers and diners who were perhaps taking advantage of the Thursday “Grill Night” deal.

It’s a good sized pub, split in to several different areas, but all flowing from one to another. Although food is clearly quite a major focus here, drinkers are not overlooked and there are areas that looked to be more intended for drinking than dining including an unusual high bench seat next to the bar counter. Flooring is the usual mixture of sanded boards, tiling and carpet whilst the paintwork was predominantly either cream, or burnt orange. A number of fire places were a prominent feature being free standing in the centre of the room and thus gave heat off in two directions. Some had large copper metalwork attached and they appeared to use real logs which is something of a rarity in such establishments. A smaller room off to one side had something of a conservatory feel to it with venetian blinds on the floor to ceiling windows and a couple of bookshelves in the corner.

Food wise, the menu offered an extensive choice and there should be something to suit most tastes with the prices for the main courses somewhere around the £8 - £10 mark, although many are also available as a “2 courses for £9.95” deal. My Fish Pie was a decent and tasty dish with a selection of different fish and a cheesy mash topping. The “buttered mixed green vegetables” that came with it though were abysmal – no discernable butter and the vegetables consisted of some soggy cabbage, six small and shrivelled green beans and a handful of peas. This really let the meal down and is something that should be so simple to get right.

Beer choice was extensive as tends to be the case with Ember Inns and tasting notes were provided on the tables. On this occasion the range consisted of Greene King IPA, Hop Back Winter Lightning, Ubu Purity, Adnams Explorer, Kirkstall Dissolution IPA, Saddle Black and Red Squirrel’s Scottish Ale. Ciders were somewhat disappointing after such a good range of beers with just Strongbow and Aspall’s Suffolk. Why a pub that seems to take it’s beer so seriously should just offer a couple of cloyingly sweet, bland artificial ciders is somewhat beyond me.
Blackthorn - 7 Feb 2014 08:21
good selection of ales, but shockingly ripped off buying a pimms, six quid. drank up and left. someone was taking the piss!!!! wont go back.

tc_imbiber - 28 Feb 2013 18:01

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