Ship Inn wins 'New Pub of the Year'

A West Wales pub, with picture postcard pretty views, is celebrating after judges at the Good Pub Guide 2011 named it the UK’s new pub of the year.

The Ship Inn, Tresaith was described by judges as a ‘charming pub in a splendid setting’. Dating back to the early part of the last century, the traditional pub is blessed with stunning views of the beach on one side and cliffs, complete with waterfall, on the other side.

Ship Inn view

But it wasn’t only the views that won judges over. The entry talks in detail about the food offer. "Popular for its fresh fish and hot seafood platter, the menu here might include whitebait, sardines grilled with garlic and tomato, calamari, bream roasted with chilli and lime and plaice in breadcrumbs."

The decor also gets a mention: "Behind the dining room is a winter log fire, with some chunky pine tables, tub armchairs and sofas, in the carpeted part of the right, and large attractive local photographs.

"Two back rooms possibly a quieter escape in summer are appealing, especially the one on the right with its striking blue and red decor and bright floor tiles, old fashioned range stove, and snug alcove with boardgames."

The Ship also boasts four recently refurbished bedrooms, all with sea views.

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The Good Pub Guide 2011 is available from Ebury Press, priced at £14.99.