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Restaurant & Pub

The Restaurant

Tucked away the quaint village of Itchenor, The Ship Inn Pub invites both locals and visitors to experience its charming and cozy atmosphere.


With a rustic decor that exudes warmth and character, this establishment offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in traditional English pub culture. The friendly and attentive staff will make you feel right at home as you savor the wide selection of local ales and ciders, along with the delectable pub grub.


Whether you're looking for a laid-back night out with friends or a family-friendly dining experience, The Ship Inn Pub has everything you need for an unforgettable time.

The Pub

Rebuilt in 1933, The Ship Inn is nestled in the heart of the beautiful sailing village of Itchenor.

The Ship Inn in Itchenor, UK has a rich history that dates back to the 16th century. Originally known as The Noah's Ark, this historic pub has been a popular spot for sailors, fishermen and locals for centuries. In the early days, the pub was a popular stopover for smugglers who would use the inlet near Itchenor as a hideaway.


When they were pursued by the customs officials, they would quickly slip into the pub, and as the law could not enter the premises without a warrant, the smugglers were safe.

In the 18th century, the pub was renamed to The Ship Inn to reflect its maritime connections. It became famous for its hospitality towards sailors, and in the 19th century, the landlord of the pub was also a ferryman, which allowed him to take passengers from the pub to the nearby city of Chichester.

In the 20th century, The Ship Inn became a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with many visitors attracted to its stunning views of Chichester Harbour. Today, The Ship Inn is still a popular pub that offers great food, drink, and a warm welcome to all who visit.

The Outdoor Areas

Experience the ultimate relaxation with friends and family in our beautiful out-door area at The Ship Inn, Itchenor.

Our garden is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine while indulging in a freshly made stone-based pizza from our kitchen. In addition to our delicious menu, we offer a range of home-cooked dishes based on classic pub favorites, along with plenty of specials to cater to all tastes.


Whether you choose to eat in our fabulous garden or opt for a takeaway to enjoy at home or on your boat, our stunning outdoor space will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere - you'll never want to leave!

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