Welcome to The Ship Inn, the last remaining pub in Great Holland and one with a long history – there has been a pub on this site at least 500 years. 

Back in 2020, it looked like The Ship Inn (which was then called The Manor) might go the same way as many other pubs across the country. However, with a lot of dedication and vision, our village pub was saved by the community and is now owned by the Great Holland Community Benefit Society Limited. It’s a society with over 400 shareholders, some of whom live in the village, but others who wanted to be involved in the saving of a pub, live as far away as France and Spain and even America. 

The Ship Inn re-opened in October 2021 with the key aim of becoming the centre of the community, providing a warm welcome to all, and developing a real community spirit within Great Holland and the surrounding area. 

This traditional village pub stocks a great range of craft and guest ales, a selection of gins, spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails, and soft drinks. 

Open 7 days a week, we have a fantastic selection of events for all the family including coffee mornings, traditional pub quiz, darts, games afternoons and music events. 

Check out our events page for more information and remember to keep up with us on Facebook where we will be regularly posting to keep you informed what is going on at the pub. 

As a Community Pub, we are always delighted to help people celebrate a special occasion, be that a special birthday or anniversary or to celebrate the life of a loved one. 

With the exception of our Chef, who provides delicious lunches Monday to Friday between 12 and 3pm (last orders at 2.45pm), we are manned entirely by volunteers; they clean, they maintain, they garden, they serve beer and a whole array of other beverages, they serve food and they would love to welcome you. 

We are fortunate to have a great team of volunteers but keeping our pub ‘Ship shape’, takes a lot of time and dedication so if you would like to join the team, please do get in touch at info@shipinngreatholland.co.uk 

The Ship Inn Pub
Based on 107 reviews
Nicola Grieveson
Nicola Grieveson
December 16, 2023
Community pub with community feel. Like to raise a glass to my dad there
Gwendoline Vasudevan
Gwendoline Vasudevan
November 14, 2023
My second visit was today. Last week I had a very good lunch. Today just coffee. I'm taking a friend for lunch on Thursday
Sandra Silk
Sandra Silk
November 2, 2023
Great food.
Chris Holland
Chris Holland
October 14, 2023
Outstanding community pub, well worth a visit.
Steve Lucas
Steve Lucas
October 10, 2023
Brilliant place to play darts and more.
keith jacques
keith jacques
October 8, 2023
Friendly staff
Christine Eyre
Christine Eyre
September 30, 2023
First time of visiting this Pub which was saved by the Community. Food was excellent as was the people serving the food and drinks. The Place had a friendly and great atmosphere.
Ridgeway Rob
Ridgeway Rob
September 25, 2023
Lovely pub. Although we missed out on food staff were so welcoming and friendly for us and our dog. Next time we holiday we will have the food.




Community Coffee Morning

10 am – 12 Midday

Monday to Saturday

Pub Opening Times 

12 Midday – 11 pm


Pub Opening Times

12 Midday to 10.30 pm


If you are looking to organise catering for any occasion, including birthday parties, family gatherings and funeral teas, please fill out the form provided on the contact page.

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