The Ship In Distress

Town CentreFish££££
Excellent
4.8/6
11 Reviews
Free and fast bookingEasily reserve a table in seconds
Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners
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About The Ship In Distress

Located inside a historic building on Stanpit which was once home to Christchurch’s shipwreck smugglers, The Ship In Distress has lots of traditional charm, serving up an ever changing menu of fresh fish and seafood, caught by local fishermen. Situated on the coast, in the summertime, The Ship In Distress is the ideal place for a spot of al fresco dining, while the traditional interior provides the perfect setting for a cosy lunch or dinner in the winter. We recommend beginning your meal at The Ship In Distress with a bowl of fish soup with rouille, croutons, parmesan, bread & butter, before moving on to the whole lemon sole or some whole locally-caught lobster. With plenty of choices for meat lovers and veggies too, there’s something for everyone at The Ship In Distress. Book a table and head on over!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Address

The Ship In Distress
66 Stan Pit, Town Centre
Christchurch BH23 3NA

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Breaded whitebait - mixed leaves with tartare sauce

£4.95

Spiced lamb meatballs - tomato & coriander sauce with pitta bread

£6.25

Moules Marinere - garlic, white wine & cream with mixed breads

£9.95

11 The Ship In Distress Reviews

Excellent
4.8/6
11 Reviews
Service:Great
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
"Excellent"
6/6
Chris G.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent experience all round. This venue was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint. Good value, including the wine, although be warned, it is a very fish oriented menu!

"Excellent"
6/6
Stuart M.a year ago · 1 review

Best fillet steak in Christchurch. This is our 5th visit and it is always excellent. Nice service and reasonable prices.Relaxed and friendly pub with character and personality.

"Excellent"
6/6
Adrian H.a year ago · 1 review

Ambience was very pleasant.Food quality is good and presentation also.We had a lovely waitress called Sian,very friendly and helpful.Would recommend,we will definitely be back for more.