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Welcome to The Ship in Distress

Here at the Ship in Distress pub in Christchurch, we’re proud to be a traditional village pub that you’d be proud to call your local.

Come along and enjoy a swashbuckling atmosphere along with whatever takes your fancy from our wide range of cask ale, craft beer, draught lager and cider, alongside our extensive wine list, and a great range of spirits and soft drinks.

We serve a hearty selection of fresh seasonal dishes every day, from 12pm until 9pm, which you can enjoy inside the pub or, on a sunny day, in our fantastic beer garden.

We’ll also soon be introducing a full programme of entertainment, including live music and regular quiz nights – check out our Facebook page for our latest events news!

So whether you’re joining us for a coffee, a pint in the sun or our delicious Sunday Roast, you can be sure you’ll get a warm welcome from everyone here at the Ship in Distress.

A merry little Christmas…

Our favourite time of year is just around the corner, from our beautiful festive feasts to our joyful parties, we can’t wait to celebrate with you. There’s plenty to keep everyone happy, from succulent turkey to the most delicious lamb wellington. Take a look at our menus and book today for your merry little Christmas.

Fresh Seasonal Flavours

As the leaves start to fall and the evenings turn crisp, we’ve got our new season menu to celebrate the cosy months. Highlights include our new Chicken, Pancetta & Cranberry Terrine and Butternut Squash & Sage Ravioli. We’ve got the perfect dishes to say hello to the new season.

Who will win the World Cup 2022?

One thing that is for sure is that we’ll be showing all of the big games (& highlights) with plenty of beer, plenty of snacks and a good crowd. The drinks will be flowing so be sure to get ahead and book your spot now as we hopefully see it coming home! Surely this time, right?