I enjoy this place as much for the drive there and the quaint town on the Delaware River as the place itself. It definitely has an English pub feel which is obviously what they were going for given the cuisine and the beers served. Regarding those beers..they are good...not great but good. Your love of them will depend at least partly on whether you like the English styles they feature. Given I’m into west coast pale ales and IPA’s...I am not a huge fan of their beer styles. Nonetheless, I highly recommend a visit here for the food...atmosphere...and a nice walk thru town and over the Delaware River bridge when you finish.
This building for this place is stunning. It’s located next to a creek/stream and there were plenty of good views from the restaurant. The interior was modeled after an English pub, the kind that has a comfortable, worn-in feel. The bar was made from wood that used to be part of the lanes of a bowling alley. The fish and chips were quite tasty. Everyone was pleasant and since their no TV’s or radio’s blaring. their was a nice pub atmosphere. The beer, you ask? They had 5 things on tap and two on cask. I wanted to like it , but there wasn’t a single one I cared for. They all seemed flat and some had weird aftertastes as though the lines hadn’t been recently cleaned. It’s not the most convenient place to get to but if you find yourself in the area, keep in mind they also have 35-40 English beers in bottles, Stick to those.
Neat old place in a small town way up there. Has a nice British/Ship feel to it. Had a speakeasy during prohibition in the back and the waiter told me that the tables are made of decking from old ships. The menu is mostly english food and besides their in house brews (which were not that good) they have a nice mix of some hard to find bottles from the British Isles. Had a table overlooking a small creek and it is walking distance from the bridge over the Delaware. Was a nice place to bring my girlfriend.
Nice British Pub feel in this little restaurant/pub/brewery just off the Delaware River on the Jersey side. A few people in the place having dinner along with a couple locals sitting at the pub bar on a Wednesday evening in August. The Smith playing in the background gave it a nice British touch.
So I started out by asking for their sampler of house beers. Found out that only three of six were on tap. Kind of odd for a brewery to only have 3 hours beers on. But they do have a smaller older style system. The system actually looked pretty cool. Decent England based bottled beer menu.
I got the beer battered shrimp. Very solid, almost fish and chips type fried shrimp. Pretty much what I expected. Server was very nice and friendly. They “used to have wireless” so that was a bit of a disappointment when I’m traveling solo on business I like to bring the laptop along to do some work…while rating some beers straight to the web.
Order the Chocolate Crème Brulee with a nice English Porter.
freekyp (35) Thomasville, North Carolina | December 31, 2006
Situated in a small country town just on the Delaware river, the Ship Inn is cloaked in dark mahogony wood and maritime decor. Service was not as attentive as it could have been, especially considering it was slow. They only had four of their beers going, but one was on cask. That being said, they have an excellent English bottle selection. Nonetheless, I come to a brewpub to drink the house beers, and 4 was a little dissapointing. The food (lunch) was very good. Try the cheese and onion pie.
A pretty nice little restaurant/pub in a quaint small NJ town. The house beer was weak (head brewer was reportedly having personal issues at the time and thus was not putting much effort into the beer, so I did not rate the beers), but they had a reasonably good bottle menu as well (albeit UK-centric). Some of the food sounded interesting but wasn’t all that tasty (but then, it’s mostly British food so expectations are low to start with)...I had the venison and it was pretty gamey. The service was standoffishly polite, but not attentive (and it was a slow night, so sorry folks, you don’t get the "too busy" excuse).