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Full Postal AddressThe Ship Inn, 63 Teme Street, TENBURY WELLS, WR15 8AE [Map]
Telephone Number01584 810269Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-15, 19-23 MO-SA; 12-15, 19-22.30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Campsite At / Near Pub

Colin & Jim outside the Ship Inn after a
great meal & pint, October 1999

A pub that in my mind served the best pint of real ale that I've ever tasted, Hobson's Old Henry (abv. 5.2%), a very flavoursome pint. Clearly the landlord must put a tremendous effort into keeping and serving the beer in such perfect condition. I'm not sure that the Old Henry is available very often but a beer that is usually on is Hobson's Best (abv. 3.8%), an excellent hoppy beer which is a very good substitute and a great session beer.

The Ship Inn is a very smart pub, full of character with a beamed ceiling and a very cosy feel. The beer is served from a very polished L-shaped bar. Although the pub can get busy at times, the atmosphere remains relaxed and friendly. There's also a garden at the back with seating which is popular during the summer months.

Generous portions of food are available at lunchtimes and during the evening with most ingredients sourced from local producers. The fish though is delivered direct from Grimsby thrice weekly, so it is pretty much guaranteed that it'll be fresh. I went for the fish. It was excellent, perfectly cooked and very well presented.

Overall the Ship Inn is a great pub situated on the main street in Tenbury Wells, well worth a visit for its excellent beers and food and friendly atmosphere. I shall certainly return.

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