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The Ship Inn

High Street, PORLOCK, TA24 8QD

Reputedly one of the oldest inns on Exmoor, this 13th-century free house stands at the foot of Porlock's notorious hill, where Exmoor tumbles into the sea. In the past it's attracted the sinister attentions of Nelson's press gang, but now its thatched roof and traditional interior provide a more welcoming atmosphere. Regularly changing menus include an appealing selection of hot and cold baguettes, sandwiches, ciabattas, and hot dishes from creamy haddock, leek and pea risotto, to Exmoor venison casserole. There's also a beer garden and children's play area.

Further information

Tel: 01643 862507
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

St Austell Tribute & Proper Job, Exmoor Ale & Beast, Cotleigh Tawny Owl, Otter, guest ales


All day all week


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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A358 to Williton, then A39 to Porlock. 6m from Minehead

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