The Ship Inn

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 28 reviews )

In 2016 this pub underwent change of management and is now offering a fully vegan food menu. Includes vegetable curry, falafel, burgers, all day breakfast, sausages and mash, and sides such as tempura vegetables. Has a range of books and board games available to borrow. NOTE: not all alcohol is vegan. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm. Food served till 7pm.

Categories: Vegan, Beer/Wine, British

28 Reviews

First Review by deadpledge

Under his nose was a dream come true - Edit

The pearl that is the Ship Inn is located in the wonderful Ouseburn. A very special part of the city, tucked away down river from Newcastle. I've known about the Ship Inn's vegan kitchen for quite some time and today presented a perfect opportunity to visit. This is traditional English pub grub at a superior level. We had the fish and chips and quesidilla. The 'fish' were beautifully battered pieces of tofu wrapped in seaweed and deep fried. The quesidilla was outstanding. Lots of avocado and kidney beans plus a secret ingredient of peanut butter. The secret is now out. The food took a while to arrive which shows it's prepared with care and attention. Two main courses, a pint of beer and a glass of wine came to a fair £24. It was too early for gin, but if you're into your juniper like I am there is quite an exceptional selection available including the fantastic Monkey 47 from the Schwarzwald. Here comes the Summer.

Pros: vegan kitchen, great beers, Location

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Dugs in Pubs! - Edit

I live in Glasgow so completely spoiled for vegan eating options, and it can make the offerings in other cities a bit 'meh'.

This place however is properly amazing and well worth a trip to Newcastle specially for it.

First of all it is dog friendly, including a dog bed. We met two dogs while we were in and they were both very good girls.

Second it has a book shelf if you fancy a quiet read with your pint.

Thirdly it has a wide good range of beer, including local breweries, available on tap and bottled. Those that are vegan are clearly marked.

Fourthly the food is delicious. I went for the house kimchi which was fried rice, nuts, kimchi and the most delicious pickled ginger. My wife opted for burger which looked good and came with what are probably the tastiest chips I've ever eaten. The portions were generously sized, so I had to help finish off her chips.

The locals were pretty friendly too, ended up chatting to some of them and it is right opposite The Cluny if you ever need pre-gig vegan dinner.

Pros: Dogs., Books, More dogs

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Really delicious food, nice vibe, dog friendly - Edit

Great pub, great food, nice atmosphere. Dog friendly, child friendly. Music, board games. Vegan beers labelled. Excellent Sunday lunch menu. One of our favourite places.

Pros: All vegan, Dog friendly, Family friendly

Cons: Small-ish, so you might not get a table!

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Lovely pub! - Edit

I really love this pub and eat here quite regularly. The food is always delicious and I love the fact they label which of their beers are vegan.

Pros: Good beer, Tasty food

Cons: It can get busy so you might have to wait for a ta

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Vegan fish and chips!!!!!!!!! - Edit

Nice pub - not boozy or noisy, just informal and pleasant. Great location near to the Cluny - we often call in for fish and chips before a gig. I've had a few other items on the menu but the fish and chips are a favourite and really tasty. The batter is crisp and tofu is wrapped in seaweed which gives it a nice salty flavour. The chips are chunky and freshly handmade. The minted mushy peas are also nice as is the tartar sauce. Definitely worth a visit!

Pros: Great fish and chips, Great location

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Traditional country pub with great fayre - Edit

Good vegan options - everything made fresh on premises and chef eager to give tailored menu choices.

We had lentil & spinach curry, mixed mushrooms on toast and a side of chunky chips. Clear plates all round!

Staff especially helpful on choosing vegan beers too.

Pros: Lovely country pub setting, Good range of vegan options, Helpful & knowledgeable staff

Cons: No set vegan menu

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Great labelling - Edit

Everything is clearly marked. I had the udon noodle soup which looked lovely and had lots of veg in it but the broth was too sour. It wasn't very nice.

Pros: Great variety in the menu

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great place to eat - Edit

Varied vegan menu. I had the aloha burger and it was fantastic and tasty.
Not overly expensive at £9 for what you get.
Card payments are ober £10 however.
Great atmosphere and friendly staff/ owner.
Highly recommended

Pros: lots of vegan options, friendly

Cons: a little out of town

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Amazing Pub! - Edit

Incredible vegan pub. Great location, awesome staff and thoughtfully innovative menu! I go every time I’m in Newcastle. Fresh food made to order!

Pros: Can bring dogs!, Great choice of Beers/Wine!

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Good food, nice atmosphere - Edit

Food is tasty and of good quality, however the portion sizes differ greatly between dishes.
Pot sticker portion similar to a starter size, balti curry was a normal size main as was the cauliflower.

Pros: atmosphere , fair price

Cons: Differing portion sizes

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Fabulous vegan pub - Edit

This place is fantastic, lovely place, great local beers, menu-wise vegans will be in heaven and should take a vegan wannabe as the quality of food will soon convert them... It was our first visit & we'll be back.

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Sunday Dinner - Edit

I went for dinner with my other half yesterday, who is an Omnivore. She had the Nachos and said they were the best ones she has had, since she was in Mexico & that she can't wait to go back. I had a nut roast, which was OK but nothing to write home about. We both had a blondie with vegan ice cream for pudding, which was superb. Good overall & looking forward to going back to try more things from the menu.

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-02

Pros: Friendly staff, Fully vegan food menu

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amazing vegan "entry level" food! - Edit

Brought three omnis to this place, and was not disapointed! The food tastes amazing, the prices reasonable, and the place charming! :-)

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amazing vegan pub - Edit

My husband and i came along way to try this pub and it was well worth it. friendly staff and the food is out of this world! highly recommended cant wait to come back here.

Pros: vegan

Cons: non

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A perfect all vegan pub! - Edit

Everything from walking through the door of the Ship Inn Ouseburn to walking out with a stomach full of delicious food was PERFECT!

We had the Lucky Fish n Chips (£9) where the tofu is wrapped in nori seaweed as well as fried in crispy beer batter.
The chips and minty mushy peas were the perfect accomplice and the homemade VEGAN tartar sauce was to die for.

Most beers are vegan but some aren't so be sure to look for the Vegan labeling and ask the bar staff for advice.

Pros: Beautifully creatve food, Delicious extensive menu, Great staff and relaxed ambience

Cons: Not all beers are vegan

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My new favourite - Edit

I love eating at the ship. The menu is varied and full of truly satisfying options. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is the pub is relaxing & accomodating. Highly recommended!

Pros: vegan food, original menu options, large portions

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Fantastic place - Edit

Very friendly and fun, this is the ultimate in laid back vegan eating. We went on a busy, sunny Sunday and still got a table. I had the vegan 'fish' and chips with minted peas -very nice indeed, but tiny portion for £9 odd. My partner had a curry, it was delicious, (he always orders well.) I will definitely go back, thank you.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-02

Pros: Friendly service, God location, Very good food

Cons: Small portions-was still hungry. , None, None

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great food - Edit

I had lunch here today. I had happy fish and chips and my mum had pie and mash. Both were absolutely delicious. The portions were big, the menu has lots to offer and the food is good value for money. Looking forward to going back.

Pros: all vegan food

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brilliant food - Edit

Great food that me and my daughter really enjoyed. However it's worth calling in advdbde to check they are doing food. We went for dinner on Sunday and they'd stopped serving at 5pm & tried again for a late lunch and they were closed again. Food great when we finally got it.

Pros: food , almosphere

Cons: kitchen not always open

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Will definitely be back next time we're up - Edit

It had been a long time since I visited the Ship, which used to be a bit of an old-man pub (which was fine by me) but what an amazing transformation (even finer by me). The refurb has let the light in and the place feels less cramped. The fully vegan menu left us with a very decent choice of delicious sounding options. We had a family birthday meal here, and despite most of them being die-hard carnivores, everyone was happy with the food. The only mild criticism was that the extra chillies requested on the Thai noodle bowl could have been hotter. Actually one of the small children in our party, a notoriously picky eater, was reluctant to try anything on the menu, however the parents had anticpated that and brought an alternative. Everyone else wolfed down their dishes and said it was delicious. We ate Winter pie, Thai noodle bowl, battered tofu 'n' chips, pie of the day - mushroom I think - and courgette spaghetti with cashew pesto. And chocolate tart and ice cream. Yum. We had initially been asked to order in advance but rubbishly we weren't quite organised enough to do so, which the staff said would be fine, though one person didn't have his first choice as a result. We did have a longer wait to be served than expected, but as we'd been in touch beforehand to book the table, the staff kindly gave us a free round of drinks and one of the desserts free as well. They were super helpful and friendly, remaining calm and patient despite a very busy, deservedly packed venue. Local art on the walls too, including some from the staff. The Ship is in one of my favourite parts of town and it's well worth a visit.

Pros: Lovely food, strong menu, Great location & atmosphere, Friendly, helpful, professional staff

Cons: I'm told not all the beer taps were vegan

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quick lunch. - Edit

I don't think I gave the ship justice as. I was grabbing a quick lunch during working hours.
I went for the nachos, which were full of beans with a chipotle sauce. I would liked to have had a proper main, but time was pressing.
menu completely vegan, and some certified vegan bevvie!

Pros: nice staff, good food

Cons: a tad cold (the room not the food)

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Great pub grub - Edit

The Ship is a traditional pub serving great pub food, it's fantastic that the menu if fully vegan and hopefully they will omit the option of calf's milk for drinks and some non vegan alcoholic beverages in the future. It's in a nice setting and the chips are really delicious. I wish the Ship was my local, I would visit all of the time.

Pros: fully vegan menu, tasty food, good value

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Delicious and Filling - Edit

We came for lunch when visiting Seven Stories. The menu is hearty pub grub. All home made, I'd say. I had quesadilla which was flavoursome, serve with salad and chunky chips. My daughter had pie and chips and my son, bangers and mash. Those two have massive appetites but were both sated, a rare thing! The bar staff and other customers were incredibly friendly, the pub is smart and clean. I'll have to return when I'm able to sample some of their wide range of ales!

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No breakfast - Edit

We came back here after coming to early the day before. Expected a vegan breakfast but we didn't get what we thought we would get. A nice change though from a fry up. The quesadillas were a great choice before our journey home.

Pros: Tasty food, Large portions

Cons: No fry up

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Sunday Lunch - Edit

So lovely to go out for Sunday lunch like millions of other people but not be faced with the dread carvery, because this must be a 1st, a pub with just a vegan menu, brilliant!!!
It's what all us vegans dream about, right?
So come on all you geordies out there support this new venture because the food's great and where else is there a pub with not a sniff of meat in sight.

Pros: Really tasty richly flavoured , Friendly staff

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ღ fantastic vegan pub in Newcastle upon Tyne ღ - Edit

ღ we had a delicious vegan meal last night, served by very friendly staff, in this lovely atmospheric pub. ღ
ღ such a joy to order food without having to explain about being vegan !! ღ
ღ my husband had the soup & salad to start, while my daughter & I shared the Cajun cauliflower, both were gorgeous !! ღ for the mains we had quesadillas with salad & chips, & avocado smash, everything was lovely & we can't wait to go again !! ღ thankyou !! ღ

Pros: ღ nice ambience & atmosphere ღ, ღ lovely, helpful, friendly staff.....ღ, ღ delicious vegan food.....ღ

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Delicious dinner - Edit

Delicious Sunday dinner, nut roast or red onion Wellington, fantastic veg and gravy. Lovely hosts and service, a bold move to a plant-based kitchen that deserves to be supported.

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