Ship Inn

Somerset - Keynsham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

Temple Street
Keynsham
BS31 1ER

Tel: (0117) 907 7456

Email: theshipkeynsham@gmail.com

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Keynsham

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Keynsham)

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Late-17th-century pub with unusual stone mullioned windows at the front. The entrance passage, with old panelling and colourful tiled floor, was reduced to its present size in 1996 and the doors with 'Jug & Bottle' on the glass moved to enable staff to serve the left-hand room. To the right is the public bar, a long room with some of the finest bar fittings in North Somerset - an impressive long carved bar-back with barley-twist columns, mirrored sections and a significant part of surviving lower shelving; also a fine early-20th-century counter and dado panelling with old narrow benches attached along the outer wall. The right-hand part saw alterations in the 1950s, including the small brick fireplace, but these detract little from a very fine room. Left of the lobby is a small lounge, which changed in 1996 when a new bar counter and the big stone fireplace were added, but the dado panelling is old. A short passage leads to a further room with a gallery which was created in 1996 from a former stable.

Late 17th century pub with minor early 19th century alterations including extensions each side. The stone mullioned windows on the frontage are most unusual. The entrance lobby has old panelling and a colourful quarry tiled floor, which formerly led to the rear of the pub with a hatch for the off-sales on the right (photos held by licensee). In 1996 the passage was reduced to its present size and the doors with 'Jug & Bottle' on the glass moved to enable staff to serve the left hand room.

To the right is the public bar, a long room with some of the finest bar fittings in North Somerset - an impressive long carved bar-back with barley-twist columns, mirrored sections and a significant part of surviving lower shelving; also a fine early twentieth century counter. Other old fittings include the dado panelling with old narrow benches attached along the outer wall, facing the counter. There have been alterations here - the right-hand part with a small brick fireplace, which looks to be from the 1950s, is within one of the 'extensions' - but these don't detract too much from a very good room. There are 1930s 'bar' leaded panels in the right hand door.

Left of the lobby is a small lounge, which changed in 1996 when a new bar counter was added, the big stone fireplace is also from 1996, but the dado panelling is old. A short passage leads to a further room with gallery which was created in 1996 from a former stable. At the back, a terraced garden on several levels, and two petanque courts, overlooking the riverside park. Include for the public bar.

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