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The Ship Inn, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire

The Ship Inn, Owslebury

4.4
4.4
144 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Ship Inn is an oak-beamed country pub and restaurant, with a large open-fire place, built in 1681 in the picturesque Hampshire village of Owslebury (ten minutes from Winchester).
The Ship Inn, Owslebury provides a great venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties, Christmas parties and other events, with both an inside and outside kitchen. Events can be held in either the restaurant or a marquee in the garden.
Chef Philip Brown has pub kitchens in his DNA. He was Head Chef at The Royal Oak in Cheltenham, lifting the kitchen, and the pub, from obscurity to somewhere renowned across the county for its food.
His current position as Head Chef of The Ship Inn is the culmination of fifteen years of menu refining, flavour combinations and taste tests, to bring you a menu combining classic comfort food and exceptional dishes designed to impress - bringing a taste of fine dining to your pub dinner in this traditional setting.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01962 777756
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Brown
  • Catering
    Chef Philip Brown has pub kitchens in his DNA. He was Head Chef at The Royal Oak in Cheltenham, lifting the kitchen, and the pub, from obscurity to somewhere renowned across the county for its food. His current position as Head Chef of The Ship Inn is the culmination of fifteen years of menu refining, flavour combinations and taste tests, to bring you a menu combining classic comfort food and exceptional dishes designed to impress - bringing a taste of fine dining to your pub dinner in this traditional setting.
  • Private party facilities
    The Ship Inn, Owslebury provides a great venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties, Christmas parties and other events, with both an inside and outside kitchen. Events can be held in either the restaurant or a marquee in the garden.
  • Area
    Winchester
  • Parking Details
    10 minutes by car from Winchester. From the B3330, take the Morestead Rd to Longwood Lane. Turn right onto Longwood Lane, and the pub is at the far end of the village.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

144 Reviews
  1. DaveM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great village pub serving excellent food and a range of beers/lager/cider.

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  2. MarthaP

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect little village pub with delicious, good value food and wonderful service! Really recommend trying here if you’re in the area 😊

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  3. GemmaJ

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pub, wonderful food and wonderful staff!

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  4. SteveL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a friendly attentive service. Thank you👍

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  5. Sisterslunch

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely unspoilt old pub. Welcoming log stove and very friendly staff. Delicious 6 nations special sausages. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  6. Janetv

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a booking online on Tuesday 23 January 2024, the same day, and after a 30 minute drive we arrived to find it closed - hence my one star rating as we did not experience anything but frustration

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  7. LarryN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were brilliant and the Wood Burner added to the ambience on a wet and gloomy day outside.

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  8. MikeB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable lunch with generous portions of good food and excellent service. Thank you

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  9. AMTF

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely cosy family lunch at The Ship. There was lots of choice and the portions were generous, which was appreciated by the four teen boys in our party. We enjoyed the garden too, and its playground - you're never too old to mess around outdoors. Thank you to the team.

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  10. AmberP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - would definitely visit again. Generous portions for the kids meals which were really good quality

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  11. TimP

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit as we have just moved to the area. We started with the bread which certainly filled us both up before our main meal. Really enjoyable burger and fish and chips, but no room left for a desert.

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  12. sarahf

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was lovely The pub is lovely The service was great by a lovely girl The only downside was the pub was empty on a Friday lunchtime x What a shame people should pay a visit !

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  13. JoL1

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely traditional little village pub, very quiet the mid-week evening we visited. Service was exemplary and very friendly. The food was fine - the halloumi fries and fish goujons were very good. The steak well-cooked but a little smaller than hoped for! And the the goats cheese soufflé was tasty but sunken on this occasion!

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  14. PeterN

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful pub. Really kind bar tender. Lovely and huge beer garden in a fantastic setting. Highly recommend.

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  15. JaneP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a meal for a Monday evening and the pub was very quiet. It was a beautiful evening so we sat in the garden which was so peaceful. The food was fantastic and servers very accommodating. So pleased we found this gem of a pub and would highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Monday evening so very quiet but the restaurant had a nice feel to it and was clean & nicely decorated. The staff were very pleasant and service was just right. Food was flavoursome and cooked well. Good portions. The chunky chips were super! Crispy on outsides & fluffy inside. We would definitely return.

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  17. GlassCup11

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice pub, was disappointed for Father’s Day lunch. Food was basic and staff were bordering on rude. Shame, I won’t be visiting again.

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  18. JackH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Garden, Good food, friendly staff, very old and interesting building. Good experience, dodgy parking situation though, if you got low suspension might struggle to get up the ramp into the car park!!

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  19. ChristopherH

    Berkshire

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub, fantastic food and service. Absolutely nothing negative and recommend highly

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  20. CarolB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked table same day which was a bonus. Four x fish which, was probably, the best fish we've had for a lon,g, long time. Sat outside as beautiful weather. Lovely gardens and nice that the pub was dog friendly. Only down side, was that there was a very long queue to get served at the bar. Having said that, the lady apologised for the delay and was very fast putting our drinks order together (x8) and taking our food order. Very pleasant lady. Overall, a lovely experience and we shall be returning soon. Thank you

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  21. HazelS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very good: we asked to move table as a party of adutls and children came to a long table set up behind us. We were quickly offered to sit in another part of the restaurant. The young man serving us was courteous and helpful, especially as we had a misunderstanding within our party on our time of booking......... The bread and olives were the stars of the menu: delicious. I admit to being disappointed by my salad which was not what I had expected from the description on the menu.

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  22. HilaryF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I would highly recommend the Ship. The evening was exactly what we wanted, delicious food, good service. The Ship is charming with pleasant staff and good chef. Overall most enjoyable and we would certainly go again.

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  23. Nikki

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally the food is very good, especially Sunday Roast. This time my meal was not as good, buttermilk chicken was not tender and the homemade coleslaw was not fresh. I also think the menu has limited choices and is not of gastro pub standard.

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  24. JaneF

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit to this lovely old pub and each time we enjoy it more. Can't be faulted for the food and the staff are just lovely!

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  25. MonikaK

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was as lovely as I imagined when seeing their website. The food was amazing, portions very generous, and staff really attentive. Beautiful location.

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  26. JulieH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We looked on the website prior to visit to check out the menu- it did say it was a sample menu- and we thought it looked like there would be several things we would like. However, the actual menu was different and my choices were very reduced! I settled for the burger and my husband had the pie. We enjoyed both and they were cooked perfectly. The chips were the best I have had. A little pricey at £15 but was delicious. It was Monday lunchtime so very few customers, service was excellent!

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  27. Mathew

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice meal highly recommended will definitely return

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic British country pub, amazing food and wonderful service ….. the visit was wonderful

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  29. CliveH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Super-friendly and competent management/staff working in difficult circumstances.

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  30. Sarty

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure I should even tell you about the Ship....it is a hidden gem. The food was superb; really clever combinations and beautifully presented. There's a mix of fine dining and really delicious standards and it's great value for money. Just don't tell anyone, okay?

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  31. PeterJ

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the Ship Inn for lunch with friends and enjoyed a delicious meal with great service. So nice to enjoy our meal and conversation without intrusive noise or background music, thanks.

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  32. MatthewG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value, nice food, beautiful location what more could you ask for...

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  33. PeterR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited on the coldest day of the year so far. Food was excellent and a good range of real ales were on offer. Staff were very attentive. Be sure to visit this pub

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  34. FrankieC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Exceptionally creative menu well presented and delicious. staff were attentive and professional Shame the pub was empty . Will spread the word !

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  35. NikolettH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service, lovely location, big car park and great food.

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  36. IVB2015

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked Saturday lunch here based on the good reviews and so glad we did! There were several vegetarian dishes to choose from which is always a joy! In addition to normal pub fare, there are some quite original dishes on offer. Service was good too. Hope to have the opportunity to return soon.

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  37. Elaine

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a lovely lunch at the ship Perfectly cooked aldente pasta thanks

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  38. KerryB

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - the Sunday roasts are Wow! Amazing service - friendly and helpful team! Lovely pub with log fire and fab outside space too! I cannot recommend enough!

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  39. Scott

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was very nice.My husband just would like less salad in his burger. The staff especially the owner was very friendly and accommodating. The younger staff was pleasant however our table wasn't cleared of empty glasses and dirty plates even when more food arrived. Mainly by a young waitress but we think it was her first day so we weren't bothered. Hope she settles in ok. Thank you for a lovely Sunday lunch. We will be back.

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  40. ClareH

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an epic find. The menu had a great choice, all food was seasonal, local or home grown. Portions were great, flavoursome & very good value for money. Would thoroughly recommend this hidden gem will definately be back.

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FAQs

The Ship Inn, Owslebury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01962 777756.

The Ship Inn, Owslebury is rated 4.4 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Ship Inn, Owslebury

2 Whites Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1LT

Additional information

  • Area
    Winchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    10 minutes by car from Winchester. From the B3330, take the Morestead Rd to Longwood Lane. Turn right onto Longwood Lane, and the pub is at the far end of the village.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Brown
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    01962 777756
  • Catering
    Chef Philip Brown has pub kitchens in his DNA. He was Head Chef at The Royal Oak in Cheltenham, lifting the kitchen, and the pub, from obscurity to somewhere renowned across the county for its food. His current position as Head Chef of The Ship Inn is the culmination of fifteen years of menu refining, flavour combinations and taste tests, to bring you a menu combining classic comfort food and exceptional dishes designed to impress - bringing a taste of fine dining to your pub dinner in this traditional setting.
  • Private party facilities
    The Ship Inn, Owslebury provides a great venue for wedding receptions, birthday parties, Christmas parties and other events, with both an inside and outside kitchen. Events can be held in either the restaurant or a marquee in the garden.
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