The Ship English Pub
Taps: 25 / Bottles: 52
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
4.22/5 rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
During our last visit to Gatlinburg/Pirgeon Forge, we grabbed up the usual assortment of coupon and entertainment books, a TravelHost being one of them. Inside was an article on a new restaurant and bar known as Jared's (the eatery) and The Ship, an English Pub. They opened last August and as the Fox and Parrot was the only other place in G'Burg that I knew of with *any* kind of selection, my wife agreed to go check the place out.
Being on vacation, our eating schedule was off schedule. A late breakfast begets a late lunch and we got to the place around 4:00. Not crowded, the dining room is to the left and the bar area is to the right. High ceilings, wooden flooring, natural wood paneling with pictures and artifacts of the maritime universe on the walls. Very rustic and warm-looking, made us feel very comfortable.
We ordered our food, I ordered a Black Dog ale, and perused the bottled beer menu while the kids went and played some video games until the food arrived. As the owner leans toward English Ales, I brought him an assortment of the beers in the Great Lakes sampler pack, beers he had not tried yet as it turned out. As the local distributor does not always carry a wide enough selection, he drives to Chattanooga to buy and ferry home the beer he wants. Such dedication always deserve the kudos.
He has a wide variety of English beers, some other offerings from around the world and a decent set from the states. I'd like to see more U.S. craft beers on the list but I suppose he stocks what sells.
The food was great. I had Buffalo Shrimp, which disappeared instantly, my wife had Fish & Chips which was tasty but probably warrants two pieces of fish instead of the one they serve. One kid had Chicken Tenders, of which I tried one - tasty and juicy; the other had pizza, and of course I tried that as well - very good, homemade crust and all. Ugh, needless to say I was pretty full after lunch.
A fine establishment offering the best variety I've seen in Gatlinburg to date. Extremely easy to get to - if you've ever been to G'Burg, just go to Light #3, get on Highway 321 and take it to Glades Road. Turn left at Glades and go about a quarter mile or so to a small strip mall kind of area, you'll see it.
04-18-2007 03:52:21 | More by brewdlyhooked13
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
We went while on vacation and did a phone search for a place to eat. We came across the Fox and Parrot. They were short staffed that day but we did get our food and it was good. It did take some time. The beer selection was nice and they had over 106 different bottled brews. On tap they had 9. The owner told us he was starting his own brew that night. We did not get back to try it. It was a surprise to see something like this out in the middle of the craft area.
If in the area give it a try and I don't think you will be disappointed.
08-07-2009 16:36:12 | More by ajflachs
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
This place must be pretty darn new, as it was spotless. The atmosphere was almost forced on you, with a lot of nautical decorations, and British Navy notices. Kind of cool, but way overdone. We had excellent service and the food was top-notch. Very flavorful, rich and filling.
From a beer standpoint, they have a decent list. Plenty of macros, but decent list of English beers, as well as several other European beers, which kind of threw off the whole English Pub thing they are going for. Its hard to nail down what I did not like about it, but I think this place was just too chain like for me. You could pick this place up and put it anywhere in America, and it would work. Try that with the more eclectic Fox and Parrot down the street, and it would lose all it's charm.
10-19-2008 00:16:52 | More by antzman
3/5 rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
The Ship is a place that you could take out of the arts and crafts community and drop into any strip mall in America. It is a faux British Pub serving prepackaged food like thousands of others in the country. It has a nice beer selection and the service was fine, the girl behind the bar was pleasant and talkative. My girlfriend had the "authentic" fish and chips. I am not sure but I don't think fish generally come in square form. I had a pizza, which has actually pretty good. It's not a bad place, it's just not my kind of place.
03-11-2008 00:57:51 | More by Montresor
The Ship English Pub in Gatlinburg, TN
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.