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 News everybody has been waiting for….

The pubs have been given the go ahead to resume trading and our doors are open and we are ready to welcome customers back in. 

Both the bar and restaurant side of things are operating so whether you’d like to join us for a relaxing drink on the terrace or a meal out, we will be happy to accommodate you. 

We are also taking Bed & Breakfast bookings again, if you would like to come down for a well deserved break, please give us a ring or drop us an email with the dates you would like to stay.

We have plenty of space inside and out, so for those worried about being too close to others in a confined area we are able to offer tables that are well spaced to allow for social distancing measures to be followed.

 To ensure the safety of our customers and staff by making sure all preventative measures are taken and guidelines are followed, we do politely request that our customers help us by adhering to any new procedures that we have in place. Any measures we have implemented are not only for the safety of our staff and customers but also to make your visit to us a comfortable as possible.

And as a last comment, if you or anyone you have recently come into contact with is or has been showing signs of Covid-19, we do ask you please do not enter the pub, again this is to ensure the safety and health of both staff and other guests to our establishment.


Best wishes and we hope to see you soon,

Caz, Royston & all at the Top Ship


The Ship Inn is one of the oldest inns on Exmoor, with roaring log fires in the winter and a large outdoor seating area and children’s play area for the summer months.

Situated in the beautiful village of Porlock surrounded on three sides by the hills of Exmoor and, on the fourth, by the sea, the Ship Inn makes a wonderful holiday destination.

Pets are most welcome and ample car parking is available.

The hotel accommodation in Porlock consists of 5 centrally heated bedrooms, all en-suite, all with colour television and tea making facilities.




Home made food using local produce is served daily in the bar and restaurant.

Cask Marque recommended Real Ales and ciders are served in a genuine Exmoor bar.