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The Ship Inn
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 80
Beer Avg: 3.78
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
61 Bridge St.
phone: (908) 995-0188
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by WesWes:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $
This was my first stop on a brewery/pub tour of NJ. It was in a really small town. I liked the building. It was old and historic with a real rustic feel. The beer selection was pretty slim. I asked for the sampler and the bartender handed me three 4oz. samples. They were average at best. I guess they have rotating cask conditioned beers. The service was good. The bartender had knowledge of the beers and was handy with directions to my next stop. Overall, this was a cool little stop. It was the best thing going in this small town except for this really awesome crick that runs adjacent to the brewery. This crick had at least twenty ducks in it. I just thought I'd add that seeings how the brewpub wasn't that spectacular. If I lived nearby, I would come here often, because the people were friendly and you don't see too many brewpubs in small towns.
05-02-2005 01:21:30 |
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10-22-2013 20:35:40 |
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10-16-2013 17:04:46 |
More by Varkias41
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Finally made it here, after researching this place a while back. Looks awesome from the outside, a good example of the historic type architecture in Frenchtown. Allegedly the oldest brewpub in NJ since 1995 which is pretty cool too. Stepping inside, its decked out with nautical décor. Kind of dim, with plenty of wood and kitchy ship stuff. They had 5 of their own beers on tap, and I got the sampler. The 5 pour sampler was only $5.95, however their beers are all pretty nondescript. They are decent beers, and great for drinking. The waitress was super friendly and attentive. The food took a long time to come out but it was pretty tasty. They offer a nice menu for pub food with many English/British selections. I'd definitely go back here.
10-05-2013 01:53:57 |
More by BeerForMuscle
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Hidden away along the banks of the Delaware River in bucolic Milford, New Jersey, one will find a little bit of England at the Ship Inn. Located in a quaint Victorian gingerbread house, the Ship offers patrons British pub welcome that includes hearty fare and British ales, both being produced on the premises.
Adorned with maritime décor, the interior is intimate and convivial; there is a small worn bar opposite a row of bright window-side booths overlooking a small stream. There is a riser between the sections.
The beer, while not exactly overwhelming, is fresh and well crafted and representative of anything one would find in England. During my recent visit – with friends – there were five beers on tap, along something on cask. What really stands out here is the authentic British cuisine (no, this is not oxymoronic) such as cheese and onion pie, Cornish pastry and Scottish Eggs, the latter being a boiled egg wrapped in a sausage and baked inside a puffy pastry. This is usually ordered as an appetizer.
The Ship Inn is a bit of a drive, but most surely easier to reach than England.
07-30-2012 17:03:14 |
More by jjboesen
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This review is long over due as I've been going to The Ship Inn for better than 15 years. Since it is almost an hour drive, there must be a good reason.
They have a solid line up of British style house brewed beers, usually about 5 on tap, along with a selection of bottled imports. If you're looking for a super hoppy IPA or a sour or something aged in whiskey casks or with habenero added, your not going to find it here. They just brew beer that tastes like beer. Most are fairly low in alcohol which is a plus with an hour ride back home.
The staff has always been friendly; even though I only get up there 4 or 5 times a year, a couple of the waitresses and Tim, the owner, recognize me on sight and make a point to say hi.
The food has always been good, especially the Shepherds Pie, the Cheese and Onion Pie and the Tiddie Oggie. Surprisingly, their wings are fantastic. The burgers are very good as well. Most of their beef, produce and cheese is locally sourced, and the quality is evident.
I'll sum it up this way--I've had better beer, better service, better prices and all closer to home, but I always look forward to the next chance I get for a "Ship Trip"
01-10-2012 17:58:35 |
More by zekeman17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Dropped in on Father's Day of 2011, with girl friend and her father. Its just off the Delaware River in a small one horse town called Milford. Nice old tin ceilings, had a feel of an old sailors bar, nice dark wood colors with friendly staff. They brew their own beers so we had a flight of 6. We all enjoyed the Celebration, a mix of porter and amber ale. I especially enjoyed the Mud Brown Ale which reminded me of another brown ale I had from Mass. All the beers are of English tradition, very low carbonation and all about the taste. Tim, the brewer/owner gave us a tour of his brewery. All in all, we had a great time with the beers, the foods and chat with the staff.
I recommend this place if you are in the area or looking for a nice drive in Western Jersey.
06-27-2011 00:01:53 |
More by WutAlesyou
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
After a beautiful first of spring day at Ringing Rocks. My wife and I needed some grub. When we first came in we were in AWW of the place. The old wooden tables with a bunch of nails in the tabletop made it feel ancient. We sat right by the door I have to say does get a little aggravating when people hover over you and your food not too mention drink. As I walked to bathroom in the back I seen the mash tuns and I most say pretty cool looking in through the glass. Especially the tun that was surrounded in brick nicely done. The service was good but we did have to wait quite a while for our food. As for the beers they were decent nothing earth shattering and nothing really bad just all around decent beer and food. A bit pricey for both food and beer but I will say the Fries are absolutely amazing. Probably the best I've had at a brewpub. All and all a decent expierence and if you like craft brew probably a good stop if your in the area.
03-21-2010 01:46:29 |
More by TheFightfan1
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Note: I have upped the Service and Vibe review; Tim the owner was kind enough to write me personally regarding my review of the Bitter and the issues I had with it. Top-notch service.
An antique building in Milford New Jersey with British Pub nautical decor. I've been here in the dead of the afternoon (such as today) and also on busy Saturday nights. it is a fun pub atmosphere, loud at times and a bit cramped even in the dining room sitting.
The beer is always average to very good. Their bitters are sometimes cask conditioned and hand pumped. The beer itself today was good but I gave a reduced mark as there was a slight Iodophor taste off the hand pump; I was the first pump of the day and I know it can't be avoided sometimes but fresh tasting lines is a big thing with me. The owner has since dropped me a line acknowledging the issue. That is good enough to keep my customership.
Service has always been good, selection is usually 4-5 house beers on tap plus a seasonal. And now they occasionally have non-house imports (like Young's) on tap.
I've had the Fish and Chips, Cottage Pie, Burger and a few other appetizers over the years. All have been good and priced in line with what you'd expect from some of the chain restaurants. Not overly cheap but affordable.
The rating on this was objective; there are places with more amazing and varietal beer selections. There are places with better food. But I love the place for its old history, great decoration and Pub affectation.
01-19-2010 23:33:32 |
More by Minotaur
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here on a Saturday after my friend recommended their E.S.B. (He joined me as well.) Tried the E.S.B. first off because they specialize in British Cask ales. Was really soapy and perfumy, let my friend same, said it wasn't the same beer he had, so I'm guessing a bad batch. Had the Dark Charger, pretty good Dark English ale, nothing special. Had the Oatmeal Stout, definitely the best beer of the night. Also tried my friend's Christmas Ale, definitely a disappointment as far as Christmas Ale's go. Overall, is an impressive place for the area (boondocks of NJ) but not a go out of the way just to try it brewpub. Other notes: food was traditional English fare, which was quite good. Don't do anything silly and order something weird like Curry like my sister did. (You don't go to a steakhouse and get chicken.) Stick with the fish n chips and pot pies. Service was miserable but what can you expect from a bunch of locals who don't want to be there on a Saturday night.
01-15-2010 21:12:47 |
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