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Welcome to The Ship at Dovenby

Whether you are looking to experience the best pub grub in the area or rest comfortably in one of our fully refurbished en-suite rooms, our friendly and efficient staff will give you the warmest of welcomes.

Whether you are looking to enjoy the superb country views with a light lunch in the garden or experience our wide range of locally sourced produce in the cosy dining area, this place is perfect for small or large groups. The wide range of local ales, fine selection of wines and large choice of spirits means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We are a child friendly pub with a great choice of children's meals and activities to keep the children entertained in the garden, giving you time to relax and enjoy the chilled atmosphere. High chairs are also available on request.  

This friendly country-dining pub is situated just minutes away from the Georgian gem town of Cockermouth, offering plenty to explore in the surrounding areas.

Please note: Dogs are NOT allowed in the Restaurant or in the Bedrooms 

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The newly refurbished en-suite rooms are perfect for a relaxing country break or long term lets.

Leaflets on surrounding attractions are available to make sure you make the most of your stay. We cannot wait to welcome you.

Opening Times:

The bar is open from 11:30 - 23:00 everyday

Food is served: Monday to Thursday 11:30 - 14:30 and 17:30 to 20:45 & Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 21:00

Any taxis necessary can be booked by our staff at your request.

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Beer Garden . . .


Our newly refurbished beer garden offers a great place to relax in the sun while sipping on an ice cold beverage, or even just enjoying a light lunch. We are very family friendly and provide a range of children's toys and games to ensure all the family have a great experience.

We hold regular family friendly events including BBQs and fun days, so keep checking this website and our Facebook page for more information on up coming events. We also provide private BBQ parties on our brand new terrace area, ideal for anything from birthdays and christenings to corporate event.

For more information please contact us.