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The Ship Inn

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The Ship InnThe Ship Inn
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 90
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

61 Bridge St.
Milford, New Jersey, 08848
United States
phone: (908) 995-0188

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Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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3.56/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

BeerForMuscle, Oct 05, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +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.

jjboesen, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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"

zekeman17, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

WutAlesyou, Jun 27, 2011
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The Ship Inn in Milford, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.