Ship Inn Port Mulgrave

If you’re walking along the blustery headland between Staithes and Runswick Bay, this is the place to drop in to. Is it a pub or a caff? Well it was the former and is now the latter. There are a couple of nods to its boozy former life (scrubbed oak floors, cast iron fireplaces) and whilst you can still have a (bottled) beer or glass of (organic) wine, it’s the coffee and cake we go for: you’ll get a good espresso from a hissing Gaggia, and the home made cake is yummy. 

Sit at one of the chunky wooden tables by the fire or by an old-skool cast iron radiator or on a good day, there’s a charming garden at the back with long views over the hills. There are a couple of pretty bedrooms too, one with a rather glamorous antique brass four-poster, both with lovely cotton linen and fluffy white towels.

It’s open just at the weekends and Bank Holidays, so your window of opportunity is small – but grab it! 

Ship Inn

20 Rosedale Lane, Port Mulgrave, Saltburn-by-the-sea, Cleveland, TS13 5JZ

Tel 01947 840303

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Type: Cafe

Price guide

1 out of 5

Cuisine type: Cafe/Tea Room

Part of Eat North Yorkshire

Review by Mandy, 24 March 2015

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