The Old Ship in Arklow voted into top 10% of restaurants in the world

The popular pub and restaurant had already long earned the love of customers of all stripes, but now they’ve hit a new milestone by earning Tripadvisor’s ‘Travellers Choice Winner 2023’.

A family-run pub and restaurant nestled in Arklow’s main street, The Old Ship has been a rite of passage for both locals and tourists alike, and with an ever-growing number of positive reviews on Tripadvisor – they’re now been recognised by the world’s largest holiday and travel review website.

Tripadvisor collect data from reviews and ratings in order to shortlist a number of travel destinations for their prestigious ‘Traveller’s Choice’ category, and The Old Ship have found themselves among the top 10% of destinations reviewed by customers from all over the world.

One delighted tourist wrote “My daughter and I are visiting Ireland from the US. We stayed near Arklow one night and decided to go into town for dinner. We came across The Old Ship and decided to give it a try. It was the best meal and eating experience we’ve had so far! I highly recommend! Staff are excellent!

One review begins with the title “a gem”, and states: “We were actually on our way to a different place for food we took a chance said we’d try the old ship. It was absolutely 100% such a find we were over the moon. We both had starters and surf and turf and it was so delicious. A pure gem of a place. Was v busy and all servers were so friendly and was just a really lovely atmosphere.”

With this latest instalment of Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice, The Old Ship now stands side-by-side in culinary excellence with restaurants from places like Cancun, Mexico, and Bagno Vignoni in Italy.

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