Ship Inn

Somerset - Porlock

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

High Street
TA24 8QD

Tel: (01643) 862507




Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A 16th/17th-century thatched inn enlarged in the early/mid-19th century. It is called 'Top Ship' to avoid confusion with the Ship at Porlock Wier, nearer the coast. The ‘must see’ here is the tiny original boarded bar left of the entrance which has a red and black quarry-tiled floor, basic bench seating attached to old panelling on the wall, an old stone fireplace in one corner with a log burner and just a couple of tables, The counter was brought from a bank some 60 years ago (hence the height); mounted on it is a rare set of four handpumps on a pewter base. The bar-back shelves are probably less old than the rest of the fittings. Two further rooms to the right have been knocked into one and have some old dado panelling and benches. A rear bar and restaurant have been added in recent years and there is also a function room and a games room.

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