A delightful, traditional waterside pub where you can enjoy our local beers and fresh, homemade food.

The Ship Inn - Noss Mayo by the estuary water
Customers enjoying a drink on the sunny veranda
Diners enjoying the sunshine outside the Ship Inn in Noss Mayo

About us

Our award winning waterside pub has been completely renovated using reclaimed materials, English oak, local stone, and lots of love and affection. The style is strong yet simple, spacious yet cosy; it feels like a proper pub, unfussy, uncomplicated but pleasingly functional.

Enjoy good, fresh, homemade food, great beers and interesting wines, whilst surrounded by wooden floors, old furniture, log fires, bookcases and dozens of local pictures. 

We also love beer and our cellar has a good range of regional and local beers, most from brewers that know us well. When you know who brewed it somehow it tastes better! Our main beer comes from Summerskill’s just down the road, supported by beers from Princetown Breweries on Dartmoor and others who share our pleasure in beer.


Coconut weather station outside the Ship Inn
Traditional ships wheel on inside the ship inn
A fresh delicious bowl of fresh locally caught moules
Delicious Seabass with lobster bisque and fennel
Locally sourced fresh fish
Lovely goats cheese, sunblushed tomato and onion tarte


Sample a wide selection of delicious meals from our bar or à la carte menu. Choose to sit anywhere from our cosy panelled library room or enjoy a delightful waterside table. Children are always welcome and we cater for parties up to 40. Our menu changes daily and features much local produce but the menu you can read here is fairly typical and is available from 12:00 midday until 21:30 daily. We love wines too and have an interesting and reasonably priced range from all over the world - good honest wines with lots of character.

Table reservations: 01752 872387

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Mouth watering Portabella Mushroom with Welsh Rarebit Homemade fresh puddings
The Head Chef with his happy & loyal team Fresh Cream Tea with Home Cooked Scones
Pink Gin and Tonic Lamb rump with dauphinoise potatoes
The Glasshouse at the Ship Inn - Perfect for formal and informal dining

The Glasshouse at the Ship Inn is a beautiful contemporary drinking and dining area on the very edge of the water and is the ideal venue for a formal lunch or dinner (Seats 18) or buffet for 50 people. Perfect for private use.

The Glass House at the Ship Inn - Waterside patio with tables and chairs
The Glass House at the Ship Inn - The perfect venue for small functions
The Glass House at the Ship Inn - All set for a party of diners
The Glass House at the Ship Inn - Guests sat outside enjoying the waterside view
Moored rowing boats grounded whilst the tide is out
A rainbow over the estuary at Noss Mayo in Devon
A boy reads whilst relaxing on a moored boat

Noss Mayo

The village of Noss Mayo is to be found about 10 miles east of the city of Plymouth, south-west of the village of Yealmpton. Plymouth is the largest city in the South West, providing all the services and shops of a typical modern city.

Noss Mayo lies on the south side of the Yealm estuary (sometimes pronounced yam) with Newton Ferrers to the north. The estuary is quite stunning, surrounded by rolling wooded hills, with the lower trees dipping their branches into its tidal waters. It is also very well protected from the storms of the Channel and the Atlantic, making it ideal sailing waters for both novices and weathered captains!

The village enjoys lovely views over the estuary and the Ship Inn is used by visitors and locals all year round. There are also a number of local shops, including a baker, butcher, post office and chemist. The local sailing school has an excellent reputation, there is nearby boat hire and for the less energetic there are great crabbing locations and lots of short walks.


Decorative flags and pendants on a blue sky
The getty at Noss Mayo
Noss Mayo on the estuary of the river yealm in devon

Contact us

The Ship Inn, Noss Mayo, South Devon, PL8 1EW

Tel: 01752 872387