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The Ship Inn

Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0AG
Tel: 01803 752348

The Ship Inn at Kingswear dates from the 15th century and is located only yards from the banks of the beautiful River Dart.

Owned and operated by a friendly Italian family, the pub’s menu combines traditional pub classics with authentic Italian meals, prepared on site every day by the owner’s mother. All meals are cooked fresh, utilising locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible with the majority of seafood sourced from the nearby fishing town of Brixham, home to the renowned Brixham Fish Market.

The pub’s elevated terrace affords stunning views of picturesque Dartmouth across the river with the world-famous Britannia Royal Naval College perched proudly above the town in all its splendour. You can enjoy the amazing view whilst you eat or drink on the pub’s elevated terrace (the view of the college is so much better than any view you will experience in Dartmouth itself). You may even spot tall ships, cruise liners, billionaires’ yachts and ships of the Royal Navy.

Dartmouth and Kingswear are connected by ferry so if you find yourself in Dartmouth and want to escape the tourists, pop across to Kingswear for some peace and quiet, some great British pub grub or some real Italian food, cooked by Italians, just the way Italians like it. Oh, and you can eat Italian food by a roaring log fire and wash it down with a pint of westcountry cider or hand-pulled real ale – where else can you do that?


  • Beer Garden / Outside Area
  • Children's Play Area
  • Food Served
  • Offers Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Waterside Location
  • Currently Available
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01392 217733

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