Food and Drink

The Shotley Peninsula offers a wide range of food and drink venues which are detailed below in no particular order:

SM Catering (Chip van)

Phone: 01473 424 933

The chip van offers fresh fish, chips, burgers and much more

Open :     Wednesdays 4pm - 7:30 pm

Location : Shotley Village Hall Car Park


Shotley Post office (Kingsland)

Phone: 01473 787 281

Shotley Post office and store offers a range of products

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday

Location : Main Road Shotley



Phone: 01473 787033 or 01473 788987

Fish Chips and Indian Food

Normal Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday
    5 pm to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday
    11.30am to 1.30pm (fish & chip menu only)
Open every Bank Holiday Monday

Lasan Indian and Fish & Chips takeaway 

Location : Kingsland Shotley


The Rose Inn

The Rose Inn, Shotley, known simply as The Rose, has been serving the community and its visitors, for more than 100 years.

This thriving pub serves food and drink at reasonable prices, the convivial company comes for free, boosted by a league and cup winning football team, champion bowls club and dashing darts side.

Enjoy live music, test your general knowledge in the monthly quiz night, while a host of other special event nights are held regularly so check the diary section.

Children and dogs, with well-behaved owners, are welcome.

If you don't have time to stay, then the comprehensive off-sales will cater for your needs, while the takeaway fish and chips specials are a popular twice-weekly event.

Telephone: 01473 787237
Location : Main Road . Shotley

Normal Opening times:

    5 pm to 11.30 pm (no food)
Tuesday to Thursday
    11 am to 2.30 pm, 5pm to 11.30 pm
    11 am to 2.30 pm, 5 pm to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday
    All day


Bristol Arms

Overlooking the River Stour, the Bristol Arms is set on the tip of the Shotley Peninsula and is a wondeful place to watch the gorgeous sunsets, see the continental ferries and cruise ships slip harbour or just gaze at the serene scenery.

The Bristol Arms offers fresh-cooked food, lunch and evenings, great beers, wines and guest ales in a typical English pub atmosphere.

Great for an intimate chat, or a lively night out when live music or open mic night is on.

Ideally placed for lunch before or after a walk along the front where you may visit the Shotley Heritage Park or wander along to see the HMS Ganges museum and Shotley Marina.

Telephone: 01473 787200
Location: Bristol Hill, Shotley Gate

Normal opening times:
    11am to 11pm
    12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm
    Closed during winter months
Wednesday & Thursday
    12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm
Friday & Saturday
    11am to 11.50pm


The Shipwreck 

We welcome you to The Shipwreck Pub & Restaurant, which is situated on Shotley Marina along with HMS Ganges Museum.  We are situated in a beautiful and unrivalled location.  An oasis of tranquillity surrounded by boats, ships, rivers and the sea.  


Our lawn area, with seating for up to 200, leads directly down to the River Stour where you can while away the time watching the yachts leaving and entering our lock. There is also plenty of parking available.


We are open all day every day from 10am selling a great choice of coffees, homemade cakes, real ales, lagers & wines alongside our exciting home-made breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.  Click on website link below for menus and other event details.



Telephone 01473 788865




Tea on the Quay

Small, bright and welcoming, this is a very pleasant place to enjoy a cup of tea and a variety of cakes and cookies. Plenty of choices for hot and cold beverages. Their good quality ice cream is made on the premises.  This cafe is attached to the Bristol Arms but has a separate entrance and seating area with some seats outside for the warmer weather.

Location: Queen Victoria Drive, Shotley Gate

Opening times - tba

Updated November 2017