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Free house with fine views of the Welsh mountains

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access

Parkgate’s port is now silted up, but the views from The Parade across what is now the RSPB’s Dee Estuary bird reserve to the Welsh coast don’t change. With 18th-century origins, The Ship was regularly visited by Lord Nelson and his mistress Lady Hamilton, who had been born in nearby Neston. Real ale names to conjure with in the contemporary bar include Trapper’s Hat from Wirral brewery Brimstage and Weetwood Oast-House Gold from Cheshire. Enjoy home-made food by the fire, with options such as garlic and herb roasted lamb rump; Goan curry with scented lemon and coriander rice; steak and ale pie; aubergine, mixed bean, tomato and basil cassoulet, and specials.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–9
  • Dinner: all week 12–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available

Getting here

A540 from Chester towards Neston. Left onto B5134 to Neston town centre. At T-junction right onto B5136. Next left onto B5135 to Parkgate. Hotel 50 yards on right on The Parade.

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