“ Langstone, Nr. Portsmouth. Tel: +44 (0)23 9247 1719. Getting there: Stagecoach Coastline Bus Service No. X50 from Portsmouth, No. 30 from Havant and No. 39 from Havant and Waterlooville. Food is served: 12pm-2pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm Mon-Sat; 12pm-9pm Sun. „
Quite simply the Ship serves pub food at its best. This popular waterside pub, adjoining the road bridge to Hayling Island is a great place for families, provided you keep an eye on youngsters going too near the water. It's a kind of a local for me and my friends from Langstone Sailing club just across the road. Even though we have our own bar, we can only get food at weekend lunchtimes, so the Ship is a good destination to stave off an appetite from an afternoon afloat. The menu is big and very varied. There are starters, main courses for fish,meat and veggie eaters, and one or two options you can share with a friend if you just want a snack, such as the mixed nibble platters. The fish is really fresh, and worth the money for specialities such as fresh tuna with lime and chive butter or grilled halibut. The children will be satisfied with familiar food such as cod and chips, sausages and burgers and there is a mini-menu just for the little ones who can't tackle the huge adult helpings, such as a rack of ribs in BBQ sauce, or roast chicken. All dishes come with chips, wedges or new potatoes (in season) plus veg or salad garnishes. Everything is hot and freshly cooked. Enjoy a dessert, especially in the winter when the menu features treacle pud and custard and similar delights. Find your table first, it can get very busy in the summer then order from the food bar at the back of the pub. Eat outside in the summer and watch the boats. If the tide's in, you may see us start or end a race.