The Ship at Elswick

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Christmas Day lunch and wine Had afantastic Christmas Day lunch , the service and attentiveness of the staff and Manager on such a busy day was tremendous. The food was tasty hot and presented beautifully. The whole experience was excellent, .

Malcolm Bunn Thornton

 Charlie Adam at The Ship

Preston North End's, Paul Gallagher with The Ship's Barman & big PNE fan Phil Booth. Phil was totally star struck when Paul walked in with his family last Sunday & was more than happy to pose for the pic pulling a pint. All The Staff at The Ship wish him & PNE well for hopefully a Wembley play off & then, hopefully promotion! Good Luck PNE from The Ship at Elswick. .

Preston North End's, Paul Gallagher

“Very good food and nice atmosphere ”

Visited here on easter Sunday. Made a last minute booking and we were welcomed with ease. The atmosphere and decoration is of a very high standard, and it's all very clean. The staff were well dressed and all very polite. The food was lovely, well presented and portion sizes were very reasonable. Prices aren't really cheap but good for the service and quality you receive. All in all a good experience, and we will be back

Chris N Thornton

“"Posh Nosh" in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Hubby, myself & Mum went for a belated Mother's Day treat. Had an outstanding, delicious meal. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Superb Gastro food in a very relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

Scottygees Blackpool

“Christmas Day dinner at the ship”

As there was a only myself and my husband for Christmas Day this year we decided to have our dinner out and booked The Ship. We have eaten here many times and the food and service is always good. We were not disappointed. The tables were all festively decorated, the staff were all very attentive and helpful and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and we were not rushed at any point. We were asked if we wanted to wait between courses. The traditional turkey dinner was very good, lovely tender turkey with all the trimmings. We had a lovely afternoon, we love it here anyway but I would definitely recommend them for Christmas Day now too. They made our day very special.

Travelbug36 Preston

“THE best Festive Roast - ever!”

5 stars are not enough! Piping hot, delicicous turkey roast. Better than I have ever tasted whilst dining out. The service was excellent. Friendly, kind and very helpful staff. You were great with our 6 year old too and she loved her burger! Nothing too much trouble. Can not wait for my next visit. If you fancy a delicous roast that fills you up get yourself to The Ship at Elswick Thank you!

angie129 Lytham St Anne's

 Charlie Adam at The Ship

Always love coming to The Ship with friends & family. We are looked after really well by all the staff, the foods always excellent and in such great relaxed surroundings. Thanks to everyone at The Ship for always making my visits a pleasure.

Charlie Adam - Stock FC (Blackpool Cptn 2010-11)




We came on Sat just gone after a long gap as the Old Ship was, shall we say "tired" ! We were instantly amazed... The transformation visually is excellent! The New Ship Inn looks warm, Inviting, Happy and feels a place you want to go to. We had to wait a bit for a table and food but to be fair the place was " rammed "! Although very busy the atmosphere was still calm and enjoyable. The staffs were attentive and very well mannered. I would normally get up and leave a pub that seemed so busy but this place just wraps its warm arms around you and gives you a snug!! You will NOT want to leave.... We had a table waitress called Lisa who was bright, cheerful and a credit to this establishment. We found out she was from Derby and perhaps myself being a Brummies’ helped but my wife and I took a shine to her. Every pub could do with a Lisa! The food was exceptional and presented very nicely without over doing it. To be honest we enjoyed the food and experience so much we returned the next day for Sunday Lunch. Once again friendly faces welcomed you, ice cold drinks a plenty and a fantastic Beef Lunch followed. We said our goodbyes after a great lunch but we will return. Very very soon. Well done to all at the Ship at Elswick , a pub with a little X Factor its own.

Mr Paul Lambeth Blackpool

28th Jun 2013.Me and my husband went to the ship for my birthday, and the meal was beautiful and the service was fantastic, will be going back very soon, get value for money as well :)

Carmel G Blackpool

First class eatery, excellent food all the staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, we always enjoy our visit there, the place, the food, the staff never fail to deliver, I have no trouble recommending the ship to anyone, go along and try it for yourself, you wont be dissapointed. Visited June 2013

Steve S Blackpool

My wife and I have enjoyed many excellent meals at the Ship. Everything is absolutely 1st class, from the warm welcome at the door to the very last delicious mouth full of top class cuisine. Top notch food. Excellent service. Beautifully ambient. Fantastic! Visited March 2013

J Love

Sunday 20th Jan 2013. This was our first visit to the Ship and we went on recommendation. It will not be our last visit. This pub without doubt serves the best food in this area. The presentation is restaurant standard as is the quality of produce. Everything is home made right down to the freshly made chicken nuggets which our young grandson enjoyed. The ambience is warm and welcoming as are the staff. If you really want a traditional gastro pub with the best flavours of local produce this is the venue for you!!!

Chris Horn, St Annes


We visited The Ship on a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon and spent a lovely few hours sat in the gorgeous beer garden watching the kids play (Happy kids = happy parents!). The Ship is a very stylish establishment yet the staff are very welcoming and approachable. We ordered the Galley Chicken, the Sunday Roast and Cumberland rings and mash for the kids. All were very delicious and every plate was cleared! Fantastic surrondings, great food and superb swift service, I would highly recommend and will definitely return :)

Tracy Ashton


Enjoyed an excellent meal in a busy but relaxed atmosphere. The staff were freindly and efficient. Make sure you get there early on a Friday or Saturday or there might be a wait for a table to come free.

John Cole
Coles Jewellers Blackpool


A group of 8 friends went there on Saturday 25 June. Despite the place being very busy we were greeted immediately by Jonny, the very friendly & professional manager. He found us a table within 10 minutes. We chose from the main menu and the specials board and everything which everyone ordered was of the highest quality. The service was very good and the price was a pleasant surprise. Including drinks & coffees it came to just over £20 per person. We would definitely go back.

David Craven


I arrived at 19:00 with my girlfriend and we were seated and looked after very efficiently, we ordered our meals and the service was fantastic and we were also asked during the meal if we were happy and of course it was a yes, all the bar staff and waiting on staff were very polite and pleasant and we are both looking forward to coming back again to sample another superb dish at the ship!!

P. Hull, Poulton-Le-Fylde.


Step Up To The Plate Event Night...

Under terrific leadership, The Ship at Elswick has become a vibrant, buzzing eatery, with lots of "young trendys" like us dining there regularly. The food style is rather more than pub grub and is thoroughly satisfying. My favourite is their fish pie which has loads of juicy prawns & local Fleetwood Fish.

The Ship at Elswick did a fabulous job of this sell out event night. We we're looked after beautifully & the food was to die for!

Well done to all of the team at The Ship.

MJane & Jason Thompson
Fower Design (The Ship at Elswick's supplier of Fresh Flowers)


Hate to sound boring - I have no affiliation whatsoever to the licensees of 'The Ship' but, further to my entry of December 2007, on July 7th 2008, whilst my daughter was over from New Zealand with two of our grandsons and along with my localised son and daughter in law and our other two grandsons we all dined extraordinarily well on the locally produced 'fare'.

Our grandchildren were equally well behaved as they were in December thanks mainly due to the lovely garden 'play-area' on a beautiful summer's evening and, whilst I can say that all of our family were more than satisfied with their meals offered by understanding, polite and efficient service, my 'Fish un Chips' were just the same as before - Perfect!

Michael T. Loose.


Recommended by some friends a couple of months ago, since then we have been back three times, and today have booked for Christmas day lunch for the family. The food and service has been five star on each visit.

David Simpson, Blackpool.


After a long meandering drive across from Clitheroe, it was a wonderful surprise to come across The Ship! From the moment we went through the door, it was a series of pleasant experiences! Many thanks to all involved!

We will be returning, and bringing special friends very soon!

Ian & Fiona Hill, Blackrod.


Very impressed, was recommended by friends to come and eat and was delighted with the warm freindlines of your staff and efficient service they provided. The food was very well presented and tasted brill.

Well done for the food and also the staff training you give is impresive.

Paul Fenton, Blackpool


My wife and family are 'officianados' of good family food and hospitality toward well-behaved children, (can't abide children running riot) whereas 'Bohemian Me' am the ultimate critic of 'fish un chips'.

On 28th December 2007 we visited this lovely place (originating from Lytham and now living in North Lancashire, the old 'Ship' was a 'stamping ground pub' for me in the sixties) with our family consisting of a 'one-year-old' a 'five-year-old', a couple of late something 'thirty-year-olds' and a couple of wrinkly sixty plus. The 'one-year-old' grandson was catered for on a 'high-chair' by food provided by his mother without any rankle from the establishment and apart from me, the other four of the rest of our party were delighted by their meals.

That leaves me, the 'officianado' of 'fish un chips'. I can but say that the whole early evening was magnificent and that the 'fish un chips' we're second to none. (If you were to sell fish and chips in Blackpool, Whitby or even Burton by the Water, you would make a fortune) Thank you so very much for such a wonderful plate of proper Lancashire food, for your service, your 'Staffs' pleasant attentiveness and indeed the fact that not only were our grandchildren 'well catered for' but that they were also obediently quiet and polite throughout the whole of our stay with you!

My wife and I have recommended your establishment ever since.

Michael T. Loose.


"Just a quick note to say thanks for the excellent service we received when we came to The Ship last evening great food, great atmosphere. Our visitors really enjoyed themselves. As a company we hope to be eating with you again in the near future."

Janet Silverwood, Invibio Business Administrator.


"I've only been to the ship twice, both with my Father, who is disabled and in a wheelchair. Even then it was only by chance in the first occasion, because my Father being of a certain age, likes to go to Bonds. Well fortunately for us, Bonds was actually shut on this occasion so on the way out of Elswick we spotted the Ship and decided to give you a try.

We did not regret it at all. Two young ladies have served us lunch on both our visits so far, with friendly and efficient service and so very welcoming they were too.

Good staff such as these really make a difference to the overall experience of a meal out. Particularily for my Father who is rather self conscious about his wheelchair, they made us feel most welcome, in fact we were made to feel like regular customers right from the outset... which we now certainly intend to become.

The fact that we came back the week after for another meal, says how much we enjoyed ourselves. My Father doesn't get out as much as he could do now, and its over 60 miles roundtrip for us to come to you, but it is well worth it... and yes at last real Chips!!! Well done... so many places now serve up frozen chip pretenders!!!... Ha Ha!! So glad to have the real things on offer again!

Congratulations on running a quality establishment, with lovely decor and atmosphere, friendly staff and good quality food at a reasonable price. We will certainly be back soon."

Paul Taylforth.


"Great decor, good friendly staff. Good food served very well and a great atmosphere."

Jennifer Atkinson.


"Very nice place. Food was very good. Booked again!"

David Rodgers.