Mother's Day

Sunday 10th March

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day with our three-course set menu. We’ve got moreish mains, delicious desserts & classy cocktails.

Welcome to The Ship in Distress

filled soft tacos

Lunch Club

What better way to start the new year than with our £10 lunch menu.

Choose from a tasty selection of pub classics, sandwiches and wraps along with a choice of beer, cider, wine or a soft drink for just £10.

Available 12-5pm Monday- Friday, we’ve got your lunch sorted.

Lunch Menu

Our Winter Menu is here

As the dark nights continue, our chefs have created the perfect dishes to keep us snuggly and warm whilst we wait for spring. We’ve got the perfect dishes to keep us warm, with pulled lamb shepherd’s pie, king prawn Vietnamese curry and rump steak sandwich to name a few. From the taste tests so far, it’s pretty special.

A traditional family-friendly pub

Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in this welcoming pub located in the heart of Stanpit village on Dorset’s south coast. Here at the Ship in Distress, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand.

We love our coastal location and our bar pays tribute to this with a fittingly traditional nautical theme! Dogs are welcome and we’ve got a large car park for visitors and plenty of seating space.

Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there’s a dish for every desire.

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chicken and ham hock pie, garden peas and gravy

Seriously good pub food

Where freshly prepared pub classics meet indulgent flavours, and irresistible bar snacks pair perfectly with our drinks.

With traditional family favourites, small plates to keep the little ones happy and generous sharers to enjoy between friends, our menu is bursting with flavour and promises to satisfy any craving.

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glasses of ale and wine on a table

RAISING THE BAR

Our bar is fully stocked with the best selection of your favourite drinks! From world lagers to spirits, wines to cocktails and every tipple in-between.

Join us for a fleeting cocktail with a friend, a quiet pint at the bar, or celebrate the big occasion and start your weekend with high spirits. No matter what you fancy, we’ll have something to tickle your tastebuds every time.

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Christchurch Harbour

We’re just a few minutes’ walk from Christchurch Harbour, famous for its fishing, walking and bird watching (Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group has recored over 320 bird species at the harbour and it’s home to three sailing clubs!).

At its Northwest corner two rivers flow into the harbour the river Avon and the Stour and is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

Find Us

The Ship in Distress is located on Stanpit road in the heart of Stanpit village, Christchurch.

Whether you’ve been exploring the local area or just wanting a pub outing – we’ll see you soon.

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