Chef & Brewer pubs

The Ship Inn

Thornbury Road, Alveston, Bristol, Gloucestershire  BS35 3LL View Map.

General Managers:

David & Donna Telford.

Contact us

Tel. 01454 412521

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm
Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm

About Us

The Ship Inn at Alveston is a lovely, large old Coaching House which dates b... Read more

About our venue

The Ship Inn at Alveston is a lovely, large old Coaching House which dates back to 1589! It is located just off the M5 on the outskirts of Thornbury, between Bristol Zoo and Gloucester, near the Castle and Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. You can enjoy beautifully presented food from our exciting new menu in our refurbished bar and restaurant which we re-opened from in March 2009. Primarily of modern decor using light colours it is bright and airy but we have kept it's traditional charm. With 150 covers there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of this destination food house. Like all Chef & Brewer pubs we employ high quality Chefs who have superb kitchen facilities. The food can be chosen from a main menu or unique Specials from the chalk boards which allow our Chefs to show their flair! You will be served meals which have been prepared from the freshest of ingredients and cooked to order. To complement your meal there is an extensive choice of quality wines. If you are looking to hold a private party of up to 100 people, we have just the function room for you. We also hold regular theme nights which are always really good fun. Come and try us soon.

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Our Food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating d... Read more

Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9.30pm

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Bristol Alveston Premier Inn

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Available in the Chef & Brewer restaurant to residents & non residents
Monday - Friday 6.30am - 10.30am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 7am - 11am
Full Premier Breakfast from £8.25. Continental £5.25. (all you can eat).

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Have a Function with Us

Our Function Room is for special occaisions, meetings & conferences and ... Read more

Have a Party

Civil Licence

We have a Civil Wedding Licence and can offer a 'one stop wedding package' - everything you need for your wedding with exception of photographer and wedding car.

Function Room

Available for any special occasion, meeting or conferences of up to 100 people. A popular venue for weddings. Celebration packages available. Let us provide the cakeand decorate your table with balloons for just £30.00. Conference facilities supplied. Please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your requirement.


Planning a Party? Then let us provide the cake and decorate your table with balloons for just £30.00.


  • Beer Garden
  • Patio Area with lighting
  • Car Parking 100+ spaces
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome when dining
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Cash Back available
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted