We are pleased to announce that The Ship will be re-opening the patio & garden for drinks at 5pm on Thursday 15th April.
For the following five weeks in accordance with the guidelines and restrictions, we are only allowed to use the outside area and will be temporarily reducing the days we are open. Lunch and dinner will be available in the garden and we will also continue with our popular takeaway option which will still be available for collection Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 5.00pm - 8pm and Sunday from 12pm - 3pm. Click here for our takeaway menu.
All being well, we will return to our usual seven days a week opening as of Monday 17th May when we can re-open our indoor dining areas & hotel accommodation.
Opening Hours 15th April – 16th May
Monday – Wednesday closed
Thursday 5pm – 11pm (Dinner 6pm – 8.30pm)
Friday 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm (Lunch 12pm – 2pm and Dinner 6pm – 8.30pm)
Saturday 12pm – 11pm (Lunch 12pm – 2pm and Dinner 6pm – 8.30pm)
Sunday 12pm – 10pm (Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm)
If you have any queries or to make a booking, please do give us a call on 01747 838 640.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Gavin & Sally
Welcome to The Ship Inn at West Stour - Heart of Wessex CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016
The Ship is a privately owned informal country pub, retaining country pub values and atmosphere, whilst offering good quality food, drink and accommodation.
The Ship is a proper country pub, and as such has a number of traditional features mixed with plenty of modern touches.
We offer a variety of quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The bar serves a varied & interesting selection of real ales, beers, traditional ciders and wines, while our accommodation offers five comfortable en-suite rooms.
In 2016 The Ship was awarded "Heart of Wessex CAMRA Pub of the Year" and we are currently featured in both The Good Pub Guide and The Good Beer Guide; The Ship’s unique ambience and warm décor, offers ample opportunity to relax away from it all, whether you’re simply dropping in for a drink, something to eat, or staying for business or pleasure.
The Ship is an ideal base to explore the region and the nearby towns of Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham are all within easy reach. Local attractions include Stourhead House & Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum. Walkers can enjoy exploring the Stour Valley Way with its nearby footpaths, which pass through the picturesque Dorset countryside.