The Old Ship

The Old Ship

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Hours
Sun
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tue
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wed
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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About
Family run Pub serving good drink and good food. We also cover all and we mean ALL sports on many screens around the premises. For the music lovers, well we have you covered too. Saturday’s we have a live band. Visit us. You won’t regret it. FAILTE ISTEACH. Food service hours Mon. to Sat. inc. 10.30 am until 7.45pm. Sunday 12.30pm until 6.45pm.
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles217 reviews
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195
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1
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Shawna Aiesha
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Whether visiting for a meal, drinks, music, the Old Ship in Arklow never disappoints. The customer service exceeds expectation and dishes are presented as beautifully as they taste. The weekends always feature amazing live music and drinks are reasonably priced! Well worth a visit if staying in the town or even just passing through - Sean and his team will take care of you.
Written 24 February 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi Shawna Aiesha, Wow thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoy your time with us, feel look after and appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. On behalf of all the “crew” thank you again.
Written 25 February 2020
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Jinny
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
You can always tell when you enter a family run establishment. Every single employee gives a warm welcome, this combined with excellent service and fantastic food where you can see every sporting event under the sun thanks to Sean’s many TV screens with something for everyone. A winning recipe...
Written 2 February 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi jinny1805 Wow. Thank you so much for your very kind words. Thank you for taking the time to write it also. We are really delighted that you enjoy your time with us as much as we enjoy your visits. We really appreciate your review and on behalf of all “the crew” thanks again.
Written 3 February 2020
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Damhnait
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
This was the first time we visited, and I would happily take a trip to Arklow solely to eat here again. We visited with two children and the staff could not have been nicer to them , taking the time to chat to them and listen. The food was lovely, we had a three course meal that was really reasonably priced for the quality of food provided. The warmth and attentiveness of the staff was noteworthy, and was evident in the attention given to all customers. They even came out after me when I forgot umberellas.I couldn't recommend it highly enough , really enjoyed the visit.
Written 7 November 2021
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John C
Hi there, Wow thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed being your hosts. We would be delighted to see you again. Until then, Go raibh maith agat ☘️
Written 7 November 2021
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Nathaniel Bailey
Murray3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Great service and absolutely fantastic food. Myself and my wife loved everything about our visit. All of the staff were very polite and helpful. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fresh food, great service and a good price.
Written 4 October 2021
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John C
Hi Nvb369, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It’s makes our day to read these messages of appreciation. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and time with us and look forward to seeing you again if you are in this neck of the woods again. Have a wonderful trip and safe onward journey. Go raibh maith agat ☘️
Written 4 October 2021
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heyimmaegen
Larne573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
We were looking for a dog friendly restaurant with heated/covered outdoor dining in Wicklow and came across this place. When we arrived they had sanitation stations and required masks/social distancing which was great. We sat out the back of the bar with our dog which was quiet. We ordered the Guinness beef stew special which my partner loved, he said the mash potato was very smooth too. I had the falafel burger which I was surprised at how good it was, not many places offer a good vegetarian option but this place did! The pint of Bulmers was nice too. It was a great place for a meal with our dog during our staycation and was very cheap too - less than €30 for a pint and two main courses!
Written 4 September 2021
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John C
Hi heyimmagen, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you dropped in and also that you enjoyed your meal and time with us. Hope to see you again if you are in the area. Until then. Go raibh maith agat. ☘️
Written 4 September 2021
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Clara April
Liverpool11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
I ate here with family last week. I rang up and booked a table for half an hour later with ease and the staff member offered me directions which was a nice touch. When we arrived, I enquired with who I think was the owner/manager, about vegan options. I was offered a range of meals that were adjusted from the main menu and specials. They all sounded delicious and I decided on a salad, which usually comes along with the pork belly I believe. I would highly recommend it. We all enjoyed our meals and drinks and I was even told how to make the dressing from my salad so I could make it at home. All of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. It was a really relaxed, clean environment. We would definitely return if in the area again, highly recommend for a traditional Irish atmosphere. Thanks for your hard work :)
Written 19 August 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi there, Wow thank you so much for your lovely review. It’s great when people like yourself take the time to tell us how we did. We are really delighted you enjoyed your meal and indeed your time with us in these difficult times. Safe onward journey and we look forward to meeting you again in the future. Until then be safe. Go raibh maith agat ☘️
Written 19 August 2020
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Fiona
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
Excellent food and service- I can’t recommend The Old Ship highly enough. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food menu always has a great selection to choose from. The cocktails and live music make it one of my favourite spots to visit in Arklow!
Written 9 August 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi Fiona. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We can’t wait to get back to the live music but for the present the stage has to remain in storage. Until we meet again, stay safe. Go raibh maith agat ☘️
Written 10 August 2020
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sharon S
Dublin85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Had the pleasure of eating here twice so far and it won't be the last. The breakfast was so delicious just like ur nanny would make it!! Dinner had me stuffed as I cudnt stop taking bites, didn't want to leave a chip on the plate. Each item was so tasty, great portions, fantastic presentation. Everything u want from a good ole fry up and hearty Irish grub. Staff are very welcoming n friendly, cater to all ur needs with a smile on there face. I definitely recommend eating here weather breakfast lunch or dinner and especially dessert. Yum!!
Written 20 August 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It’s appreciated by all of us here at The Old Ship. We are really delighted you enjoyed your meal as well as your time spent with us. It’s always a pleasure. Hope to see you soon again. Until then be safe. Go raibh maith agat. ☘️
Written 20 August 2020
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Pat Connors
Arklow73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We have visited this fine establishment on other occasions. We have never had any cause for complaint. In fact, quite the opposite. As we were in Arklow and as it was my partners birthday, I decided to have a small family surprise birthday party. The staff and management colluded perfectly with my deception. It ended up being 9 persons. We had a wonderful time. The food was quite simply excellent. The service was as good as any 5* venue. The most important factor at this time is how this establishment handles the current restrictions. They are the the best I've seen. Every table, every seating, chair, even menus are either disposable or cleaned. We feel totally safe there. Closest to this was The Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone. Finally, value for money. We would have paid a lot more for what we got. Excellent value. No wonder this establishment has just been awarded a prestigious award on this service. One word of warning. This is "The Old Ship" Arklow Main St. Be careful not to confuse with The Old House across the street. Which is a quite reasonable pub/restaurant. But, not in the same class. Congrats to the management and wonderful staff. We will be back ASAP.
Written 9 August 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi Strider 0878 Wow. It’s at times like this that make all the hard work worth it. Thank you so much for such a magnificent review. All of the “crew” are delighted with your comments. On the safety front, we take your welfare during this dangerous time very seriously and are delighted that our measures have the desired result. Once again from all of us here at The Old Ship, Go raibh maith agat ☘️
Written 10 August 2020
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Michelle M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Fantastic food, great choice of food starters main course and dessert All cooked fresh and very well priced. Friendly and efficient service definitely will be back. Keep up the excellent work Sean and team
Written 19 August 2021
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John C
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and time spent with us. We will be delighted to greet you again. Until then go raibh maith agat. ☘️
Written 21 August 2021
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LK
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
Excellent choice for my first meal indoors today. The food really was excellent, all ages catered to, with 1/2 portions for my elderly mam and lots of kid friendly options as well. The staff was polite and efficient and the best of care was taken for the safety of customers and staff alike. The price to value ratio is hard to beat so will definitely be back especially now that the rain is looming again.
Written 27 July 2021
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John C
Hi there LKtripsandmeals Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you again. Go raibh maith agat.
Written 27 July 2021
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Kyla
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Went for food today with my family. When we walked in we were greeted by a lovely friendly man. Lovely spotless pub. Food was so fresh hot and delicious would highly recommend can't wait to go back again.
Written 1 October 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Its greatly appreciated by all of us here. We are delighted you enjoyed your food and your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Until then, be safe. Go raibh maith agat.☘️
Written 3 October 2020
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Cork74
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
On a staycation in Arklow.We booked The Old Ship for dinner and were not disappointed.The booking, directions, and best place to park were so made very straightforward. We were greeted and shown to our table by the manager I think his name is John. The place was very clean and we felt very safe in the surroundings. The staff were very nice and friendly and very helpful. Our meal was absolutely beautiful. Our two kids who can be fussy eaters cleaned the plates. My wife had a fish dish, I had steak and kids had pasta, chips and burgers. All finished off with Chocolate Brownies. Everything was fabulous, and very reasonable priced. Our kids mentioned to the manager they had seen ducks where we parked. As we were leaving John gave the kids a bag of bread to feed them. My only regret is we are leaving tomorrow.Will definitely be back if in the area again. I cannot recommend this fine establishment highly enough. Thanks to everyone at “ The Old Ship”.
Written 20 August 2020
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NMKav
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
What a spot this place is. Myself and my husband frequent this gem weekly, whether it be for the roast of the day or the chicken goujons. The food is always piping hot and full of flavor. We even celebrated the day after our wedding here in the function room with all our family & friends. The food was amazing. We have booked our daughters christening here too as we feel that it is the safest establishment in the town that is adhering to the Covid 19 restrictions. All round 10/10 for Sean & Geraldine & staff in The Old Ship.
Written 2 August 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi there NMKav. Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. I can assure your it’s appreciated by us all here at The Old Ship. We are delighted you enjoy your time with us and that you return frequently is what it’s all about. Hope to see you again soon and in the meantime keep yourselves safe. Go raibh maith agat. ☘️
Written 2 August 2020
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Louise.b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We visited the old ship yesterday for dinner and from when we walked through the door we were greeted with politeness and the staff were so kind and helpful during our visit. The food is amazing with a good selection and the atmosphere is so relaxing. Its a very well ran place and we highly recommend dropping by!
Written 19 January 2020
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Z9659HIjohnc
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet and serve you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Go raibh maith agat.☘️
Written 20 January 2020
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