Fodor's Expert Review Ship Inn

$ Exeter British

Here you can lift a tankard of stout in the very rooms where Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh enjoyed their ale. The pub dishes out casual bar fare, from sandwiches to grills and beefsteak and ale pie, either in the bar or in the beamed and paneled upstairs restaurant. Drake, in fact, once wrote, "Next to mine own shippe, I do most love that old ‘Shippe' in Exon."

British Historical Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee $

Quick Facts

1–3 St. Martin's La.
Exeter, Devon  EX1 1EY, England


Known For:
  • Famous former patrons
  • Traditional English pub fare
  • Lively and welcoming environment

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