The Ships Tavern
Tucked away in the lovely village of Elburton in Plymouth is The Ship’s Tavern. A friendly atmosphere welcomes you as you enter through the lounge area – locals have been enjoying high-quality ale and beer here for years. Moving through the restaurant, the cheery owner waits to greet every customer with a warm smile, plenty of chat and an offering of tasty food. Outside, you’ll also find a large car park and a soon-to-be-renovated seating area which, in the near future, will offer improved child-friendly spaces.
We were delighted to discover that a full carvery is served at lunchtime alongside an extensive bar and restaurant menu. My guest and I arrived on the Saturday steak night, where diners are treated to a variety of prime cuts, including a £29 Chateaubriand for two and 12oz Porterhouse, all cut on the premises. To start, a perfectly presented platter was served, comprising a delicious homemade parfait, sweet chutney and toasted ciabatta bread. For my main, it had to be the juicy 7oz fillet steak – a generous portion with mouth-watering sides, this was great value at just £9. My dessert of freshly made bread and butter pudding was recommended by our attentive waiter and accompanied by lashings of creamy custard.
If you’re looking for a comfortable pub environment with great food at affordable prices, The Ship’s Tavern is a must-visit. The ideal stop-off on the way to or from the popular South Hams, this is the perfect place to unwind over a sumptuous homemade meal and a few drinks.