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The Ship Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ship Inn - Sea Wheat Excellent2
Ship Inn - Sea CoalExcellent5
Ship Inn - 3 Sheets to the WindExcellent1
Ship Inn - PilgrimGood2
Ship Inn - White HorsesGood1
Ship Inn - Red HerringGood1
Ship Inn - Newton GoldGood1
Ship Inn - Dolly DaydreamGood1
Ship Inn - Indian SummerGood1
Ship Inn - Ship ShapeAcceptable1
Hadrian and Border - Secret KingdomNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

Visits Details

22 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Nightcap, just before 10. Still light at this time of year but no other customers. They were sweeping up - so I sat outside and looked at the North Sea doing an impression of a mill pond. Unusual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Pilgrim4.20Good
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00Not Tried
18 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon after a walk to the wonderful Dunstanburgh Castle. Mainly drinkers outside on the green. Much more relaxed than last night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00ExcellentTop class dark ale.
Ship Inn - Sea Wheat 3.80GoodSounds like people are asking for seaweed when they order this.
Ship Inn - Dolly Daydream4.30Not Tried
17 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Back up north for a week. Welcome tranquility in this idyllic spot after a long drive. Evening meal. This pub has changed over the years and is now rather food based, but it still brews its own ales and the location remains superb with plenty of outdoor seating on the traffic-free green facing the bay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Dolly Daydream4.30Good
Ship Inn - Ship Shape4.00AcceptableVery pale and rather lifeless. I notice it went off shortly after I’d had this so I assume it was the end of the barrel.
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00Not Tried
14 Sep 2020 (Jack William)
Just sneaked in before 7pm closing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - 3 Sheets to the Wind5.00ExcellentFresh on, Pale ale, very nice, good body
Ship Inn - White Horses4.20Not Tried
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00Not Tried
13 Sep 2020 (Jack William)
I will try not to get too boring with these entries - but we are staying for a week just 100 metres away from the pub door. Early evening, warm and has been busy here all afternoon- the queue has gone so we pop in (or rather stay out) for a couple.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00ExcellentAs good as yesterday.
Ship Inn - White Horses4.20GoodNow badged at 4.3% Refreshing.
12 Sep 2020 (Jack William)
Mid-evening, just getting dark. No entry to the pub itself due to COVID - but they have erected three covered areas outside to supplement the picnic tables on the green. Two other own-brews on - not noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00ExcellentSmooth, thick and oaty.
07 Jun 2019 (Jack William)
Our last night so we had a rather pleasant dinner here. All tables taken with diners but it thinned out around 9. The waitress had never heard of Dolly Daydream (my previous favourite brew here). Still, another new home-brew on tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Sea Wheat 3.80ExcellentDelicious.
Ship Inn - Pilgrim4.20Good(Now 4.3). Good malty bitter.
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00GoodWent well with the fruit crumble.
Ship Inn - Red Herring3.80Not Tried
06 Jun 2019 (Jack William)
Another day, another home-brew on. Mid-evening - the tables are full with diners - the best place is outside with a low sun giving the sea a glorious deep blue tone against a clear, light-blue sky. You can keep your Mediterranean, I’m telling you mate I’d rather have a Northumberland beach with a good ale in my hand.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Indian Summer4.40GoodVery lemony, with a hint of liquorice. Labelled as an “aromatic blonde” and clearly had some unusual flavourings included.
Hadrian and Border - Secret Kingdom4.30Not Tried
Ship Inn - Red Herring3.80Not Tried
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00Not Tried
05 Jun 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening - just filling up with diners including a minibus of old chaps. New beer on today (Gold) rather good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Red Herring3.80GoodVery nice.
Ship Inn - Newton Gold4.20GoodFull bodied, golden ale in excellent nick.
Hadrian and Border - Secret Kingdom4.30Not Tried
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2019 (Jack William)
What a difference a day makes. Monday evening and just two other customers in. The bar person was making pesto most of the time I was in - using a very loud blender. I sat in the end room and tried to read but was rather irritated. Just the swift one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ship Inn - Sea Coal4.00GoodSmooth oatmeal.
Hadrian and Border - Secret Kingdom4.30Not Tried
Ship Inn - Sea Wheat 3.80Not Tried

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About The Ship Inn

The pub sign. The Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good21
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, NE66 3EL.

Two roomed pub, decked out in pine, overlooking a National Trust owned square and the Northumberland coast. Has its own brewery.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE66 3EL