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4.8 /6 Excellent 11 Reviews

The Ship In Distress

Town Centre Fish ££ +100

About The Ship In Distress

Located inside a historic building on Stanpit which was once home to Christchurch’s shipwreck smugglers, The Ship In Distress has lots of traditional charm, serving up an ever changing menu of fresh fish and seafood, caught by local fishermen. Situated on the coast, in the summertime, The Ship In Distress is the ideal place for a spot of al fresco dining, while the traditional interior provides the perfect setting for a cosy lunch or dinner in the winter. We recommend beginning your meal at The Ship In Distress with a bowl of fish soup with rouille, croutons, parmesan, bread & butter, before moving on to the whole lemon sole or some whole locally-caught lobster. With plenty of choices for meat lovers and veggies too, there’s something for everyone at The Ship In Distress. Book a table and head on over!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 16:00, 18:30 - 21:00
The Ship In Distress, 66 Stan Pit, BH23 3NA Christchurch


11 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 11 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
15.05.2017 17:01

Excellent experience all round. This venue was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint. Good value, including the wine, although be warned, it is a very fish oriented menu!

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 16:57

Best fillet steak in Christchurch. This is our 5th visit and it is always excellent. Nice service and reasonable prices.Relaxed and friendly pub with character and personality.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 12:41

Ambience was very pleasant.Food quality is good and presentation also.We had a lovely waitress called Sian,very friendly and helpful.Would recommend,we will definitely be back for more.

1 review so far 5
02.06.2017 09:22

This restaurent was very good and although not busy the staff and service was excellent. We both had fish and this was well presents and seemed very fresh I recommend this restaurent

1 review so far 4
27.03.2017 11:35

The venue was lovely, the food excellent but we had to wait over an hour for our food and drinks and as we had 2 children with us who were hungry and thirsty it seemed a very long time. There was confusion with the orders too. When we changed our waiter the service improved and as I said the food was very good indeed. we will go there again.

3 reviews so far 5
16.05.2017 16:30

We received a very friendly welcome and as lovers of a good Sunday Lunch I am delighted to report that we were not disappointed. The portions were generous and beautifully cooked. We'll be back.

1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 16:31

Excellent fish at very reasonable prices. As good as food at pebble beach but not quite as plush surroundings. Would definitely recommend this pub restaurant. Staff very friendly and good service.

1 review so far 5
08.05.2017 13:53

Food was really good and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. We had our dog with us, so great that The Ship in Distress is a dog friendly place

1 review so far 5
17.02.2017 14:08

Went to the Ship for sunday lunch. Nice meal with large portions, good value all round. Staff very friendly. Nicely refurbished after their recent fire.