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Finally, the news we have all been waiting for……

We will be opening our doors and able to welcome customers old and new back for food and drink on the terrace from Monday 12th April.

In line with government guidelines only outdoor seating is permitted and we will be offering table service for both food and drink. There are no restrictions on sales of alcoholic drinks so you are just as welcome to join us for a beer or 2 as you are a hearty pub lunch, but social distancing guidelines and restrictions on the number of people able to meet outdoors will still be in place. 

We must insist that any visitors to the pub follow all necessary government guidelines to ensure safe operating of the pub and the safety of both staff and customers.

Our opening times from April 12th will be:

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Lunch and evening meals will be served daily.

Food Service Times are:

Lunchtimes: 12pm – 3pm
Evenings: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

 We will be preparing for opening our bed & breakfast rooms from Monday 17th May, if you would like to enquire about accommodation for any time throughout 2021 or get in contact for any other reason, please get in touch via email at enquiries@shipinnporlock.co.uk  

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

Here’s to things getting back to some degree of normal for everyone,
best wishes and we hope to be able to welcome everyone back properly sooner rather than later,


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.