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We are open for food and drink both in our inside dining areas and out on the terrace.

If you would like to join us for food we highly recommend booking in advance.

In line with the lifting of government restrictions you are now able to order drinks from the bar, but we will still be offering table service for food and drink at all tables both inside and outside on the terrace. 

Social distancing guidelines and the mandatory requirement to wear a mask have been lifted…

We do politely ask people to still be aware of others and respect the space of both staff and customers during your visit to us, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask then please feel free, we also have test and trace QR codes around the pub for those who wish to use them.

Our opening times are:

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 11.30pm

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are served 7 days a week.

Food Service Times are:

Breakfast: 9am – 10.30am

Lunchtimes: 12pm – 2.30pm

Evenings: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

 We are open for bed & breakfast but are very busy in our B&B rooms for the next couple of months, if you would like to enquire about accommodation for any time throughout 2022, or just get in contact for any other reason, please get in touch via email at enquiries@shipinnporlock.co.uk or by telephone on 01643 862507
(but please avoid food service times if contacting us by phone).

Also keep an eye on our website and social media (facebook or instagram) for further updates.

Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you all soon,


Caz, Royston & all at the Top Ship




The Ship Inn, known locally as the Top Ship, is one of the oldest inns on Exmoor, with roaring log burners in the winter and a large outdoor seating area and children’s play area for the summer months. We have ample bar and restaurant space and pride ourselves in offering great service and serving a varied selection of homemade meals and snacks.

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. Whether you are after a relaxing break in our beautiful part of Somerset, or looking for something a bit more adventurous, think rugged walks, mountain biking, horse riding, paddleboarding (the list goes on), then The Top Ship will be able to help you make the most of your visit.

Pets are most welcome and on-site car parking is available.

The bed & breakfast accommodation at The Ship Inn 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.