Ship InnHigh Street
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Known locally as the "Top Ship", the bar is a gem with its flagstone floor, open fire and settle seating. It has changed little since featuring in R.D.Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone. The pub dates from the 13th century and sits at the bottom of the notorious Porlock Hill that takes you up to Exmoor. Eight ales and a local cider are available and good food can be enjoyed in its restaurant or delightful three tiered garden in summer. The landlord also runs the Bottom Ship Inn at Porlock Weir. There is a local bus service Mon-Sat (not bank holidays) from Minehead and continues to Porlock Weir. In the summer there is also the Exmoor Coaster bus service daily until October from Doniford to Lynmouth and between Minehead and lynmouth from November.