Situated in a little Village called Thursby, just a few miles outside of Carlisle towards Wigton. Not walkable really from Carlisle, there are buses that stop close to the pub, but you would need to check times. There is a large car park behind the pub.
If you park in the car park you can enter the building via the back door, you have to walk through a waft of cigarette smoke though if you are unlucky enough to arrive at a fag break time :)
From here you can turn to the right to go into the bar, or left & down a few stairs to the restaurant area.
Nicely set up, in Pub food style rather than restaurant, but having a separate dining area deserves a big "well-done", it makes all the difference to a nice eating experience. We sat close to the bar, unfortunately right next to a speaker which was screaming out loud pop music. We did ask for it to be turned down as we could hardly hear ourselves speak, and it was, but a good 10 minutes later.
The menu had plenty of choice and a good few veggie options (although these are not featured on the online menu at all)
I went for Vegetable Kiev, served with a lovely side salad and a generous portion of home-made chips. The recommendation pointing us towards the chips was spot on, they were delicious. The kiev was just a 'drop in the frier' type, but that' ok, the effort was there to put something different on the menu for a Veggie, and that's always appreciated.
Hubby went for his usual Gammon, served with egg, coleslaw, salad & veg, the chips were served separately and it was a rather generous meal.
The waitress was lovely, I tend to think she is perhaps the owner, very friendly and full of chatter.
A nice meal, and the chips are definitely worth going to try.
They have a website.....
The Ship Inn
Telephone: 01228 710600
Let us know if you go....