Here at The Old Ship Aground food is very much a part of what we do. We LOVE TO COOK and is very much ‘River Cottage’ in style – if we cannot raise it or grow it, you can be sure it’s locally sourced, from home raised Mutton to oven fired hams you can be assured it’s the very best of quality..
With our small farm on the hills of Exmoor we have a real connection with traditional farming and understand the true importance of good produce to make good food.
We run with a Bar Classic’s menu which has everything you would expect to find as well as a varied and interesting restaurant menu Our daily specials black boards also give us a chance to show off a little. Seafood always has a big presence after all we are by the sea. Be assured its seasonal, Fresh and Local
With the addition of our very own smoker we cure and smoke such things as bacon, fish and meats, which is always a great way to enhance our offering.
You can enjoy good food and atmosphere in our relaxed Pub area, in the Courtyard Restaurant or you may decide to dine alfresco and enjoy the wonderful views.
The Old Ship Aground, built in 1911 and formally known as The Pier Hotel, (they took the pier down in the war so thought it prudent to change the name) is an historic listed Edwardian pub located on the old harbour area in Minehead. With some of the best views in Minehead across the harbour to the Quantocks and Wales, the location is idyllic.
We fell in love with her and bought back in May 2013. Since then we sorted the old girl out and refitted almost everything from top to bottom. Now with 12 new bedrooms offering a variety of single, double, twin and super king sizes there is a room for everyone, with all the little extras you’d expect – flat screen tv’s, tea, coffee & biscuits, bathroom sets and free wifi etc.
We offer great old fashioned hospitality, and doing a good job of it, is very important to us. You don’t have to just take our word for it, please check out our reviews, both on Google and Trip Adviser.
Hope to see you soon.
Julian and crew
Exmoor Food Fest offer:
Three courses for £25.00 – evenings only
Sunday to Thursday only throughout February.
We ask that you book your table in advance with the Exmoor Food Fest Menu clearly mentioned at the time of booking to be able to receive our Exmoor Food Fest Special Offer 2020.
The Exmoor Food Fest Menu is available Evenings Only – Sunday Night to Thursday Night from Sunday 2nd February
Enjoy a Three Course Dinner for the Very Special Exmoor Food Festival Offer price of £25.00 per person.
You can select your preferred Three Course Menu from our regular evening full menu options and our Daily Specials.
A few examples of Starters that are available on our regular Menu – Mussels cooked in Lemon & Garlic with fresh Basil. Served with melted Mozzarella topped Ciabatta or Rabbit & Smoked Bacon Scotch Egg served with Chicory Salad and Sweet Chilli Tomato Jam, or Thai Style Skewers of Salmon or Tofu served with Peanut Sauce & Spinach Couscous.
Example Main Courses – Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet on a Mussel, Chorizo & Red Pepper Stew with Saffron turned Potatoes, or Duo of Duck, Confit Duck Leg & sautéed Breast with roasted Sweet Potato spiced Red Cabbage and a Blackberry Sauce, or Hunters Chicken, Chicken wrapped in Smoked Streaky Bacon with homemade BBQ and melted Monterey Jack Cheese served with Spring Onion Mashed Potatoes and Greens.
Then indulge yourself and select a delicious Homemade Dessert to finish off your menu.
(Please note that the Rib Eye Steak & Venison Loin will not be available to choose if you are taking advantage of our Exmoor Food Festival Menu Special Offer)
You can call us on 01643 703516 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table.
We all look forward to seeing you and we know you will enjoy experiencing our famous Old Ship Aground Hospitality!
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