Events

The Ship Inn is proud to announce the return of classic cultural celebrations throughout the year. And be sure to visit us throughout the year to discover new events as we transition into Descendants Brewing Company at the Old Ship Inn!

 
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St. Patrick's Day Eve with Na'Bodach!

Join us for a very special St. Patrick's Day Eve celebration as everyone's favorite Celtic rock band entertains us all night on the most special of Irish Holidays! Our bartenders will be mixing up Irish drink specials all weekend and our wonderful kitchen will be sharing their Irish best! We'll have no shortage of merriment as we celebrate the patron Saint of the Emerald Isle! Call early for reservations for this special night! 908-995-0188 We'll book up very fast for this great night!

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St. Patricks Day with Lynn & Tony Hughes

Join us for a very special St. Patrick's Day celebration as our favorite singing and storytelling duo Lynn & Tony Hughes entertain us at 7pm on the most special of Irish Holidays! Our bartenders will be mixing up Irish drink specials all weekend and our wonderful kitchen will be sharing their Irish best! We'll have no shortage of merriment as we celebrate the patron Saint of the Emerald Isle! Call early for reservations for this special night! 908-995-0188

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NJ "Student Exchange" Mini Tap Takeover with Little Dog Brewing Thursday March 21st

The Ship Inn is incredibly excited to welcome Gretchen Schmidhausler of Little Dog Brewing Company on Thursday March 21st from 7-9pm as we launch our newest event series here at the Ship. On January 3rd 1995 the Ship Inn became the birthplace of craft brewing in New Jersey and Gretchen was one of the early brewers here. To celebrate we're launching the "NJ Student Exchange Program!"

Throughout the year (the plan right now is at least twice a month) we will be inviting breweries and brewers from all over NJ to join us and share the incredible brews they offer as part of a mini tap takeover. It's a chance to meet awesome brewers from all over our great state, taste their incredible offerings and celebrate NJ beer right where it all started 24 years ago! Keep an eye on our page to see who's coming out and when! And for all you Muggers out there...it's time to start filling out your NJ books!

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MLB Opening Day Celebration! With Strikeout Hunger NJ!


The Ship Inn is incredibly excited and proud to partner with Strikeout Hunger NJ as we celebrate the beginning of the Major League Baseball season!

Join us for ballpark specialties at our Hot Dog Bar with all the fixins...as well as Not Joe's, Cracker Jacks and beer in big plastic cups! And don't forget...a classic baseball movie on the big screen!

Wear your favorite Jersey or cap and let's all celebrate the promise of a new season!

And while you're here learn about and sign up to participate in Milford's newest charity - Strikeout Hunger NJ! If space is available on one of the local teams definitely be sure to sign up or volunteer for the tournament. Strikeout Hunger NJ is doing an amazing job collecting food for those in need! Let's literally collect a TON of food at this celebration and get the ball rolling!

And trivia! Did we forget to mention trivia?!? Put your baseball thinking cap on for the event to win prizes!

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Doris' 90th Birthday Extravaganza w/ Laurie Vosberg & 519 South! Friday March 22nd

The Ship Inn is incredibly excited to celebrate Doris' 90th Birthday with the Incredible band - Laurie Vosberg & 519 South! Two amazing ladies will be coming together to rock & roll and boogie all night long. If you know Doris or even if you don't, come on out to wish her a very happy 90th birthday and enjoy the songs of an amazing band all night long!!!

 
 
 
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NJ "Student Exchange" Mini Tap Takeover with…

Join us the first weekend in April for the 2nd installment of the NJ “Student Exchange” Mini Tap Takeover! Each month we will invite at least 2 NJ breweries to join us and share some of their favorite brews where craft brewing in the state of NJ all started. We’ll see you soon and raise a pint for the great brewers working hard throughout our great state!

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A Taste of Ireland: Irish Whiskey Dinner Thursday March 28th

March is Ireland month at the Ship Inn...and what better way to finish it off than by joining us Thursday March 28th at 7pm as we pair 5 incredible Irish whiskies with 5 incredible Irish dishes. We'll take a tour through Ireland and it's different regions for an event you don't want to miss!

We will explore 3 incredible single malts: Green Spot, RedBreast 12 and RedBreast Lustau...as well as two really incredible blends - Power's Gold and Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition.

The event will run from 7-10 and will be $59.95 all inclusive.

Designated drivers or friends who would like to attend are welcome to join in the fun with the same menu or they may order off the regular menu if they like.

Make reservations soon for this great event! 908-995-0188

 
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5-Course Wine Tasting Dinner With Alba Vineyard

The Ship Inn is incredibly excited to collaborate with our new friends at Alba Vineyard on Thursday April 11th from 7-10pm as the Sharko family presents a wonderful selection of their estate wines to pair with an artfully crafted 5 course meal.

The evening will feature 2 whites, 2 reds and 2 dessert wines and seating will be very limited. The event will be $44.95 all inclusive. Designated drivers encouraged and welcome for a discounted price.

Call soon for reservations as this event will fill up quickly!
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More Fun at the Ol’ Ship

Outside of our regular events we have other fun ways to enjoy our old space. Every Tuesday Night we feature Open Mic Night and any day of the week we offer our guests the chance to explore beer culture and history with our Mug Club Explorer!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

Join us every Tuesday night for open mic night hosted by Milfords very own Mike Wojik and Derrek Wismer. We've been joined by the most incredible array of musicians and you don't want to miss out!

We’ll be taking a couple weeks off during Christmas and New Years but we’re looking forward to jamming again come January 8th!

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Attention Muggers!

It's time It’s time to enjoy brews from Missouri and experience “The Meat!”

From our bonus section, the newest beer in our European Traveler lineup is Aecht Schlenkerla’s Rauchbier Marzen! All we’ll say is that you need to try this with the perfect meal combo…our Thick Sliced Pork Belly Appetizer and our Great Debate Burger with Pork Roll…or is it Taylor Ham…?

And from the USA we’re giving our muggers a choice of two incredible beers from Schlafly Brewing Company from St. Loius Missouri. Double Bean Blonde is a blonde coffee and chocolate ale…and from Schlafly’s Ibex Series we have their Barrel Aged Barleywine.

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OUR STORY

The Ship Inn is the first in New Jersey since prohibition to brew beer for consumption on premise. It provides a family-friendly English pub atmosphere in the scenic Delaware valley. Enjoy craft-brewed ales, ciders, and home-made, British-inspired foods with locally sourced ingredients.

With original Victorian tin ceiling, exposed brick and beams, hatch-board tables and nautical fixtures, and an English-style brewery, The Ship Inn is a unique place to meet friends, host club gatherings, or to hold family events. We offer casual, family-friendly dining and  provide simple, home-made British and American pub food from local  sources.

Follow the links here or at the bottom of the site if you are interested in  booking an event or visiting other places of interest nearby.

 

Reserve by Phone

(908) 995-0188

Location

 

61 Bridge Street
Milford, NJ
08848

Kitchen Hours

Sun-Mon 12p-8:30p
Tue-Thu 12p-9p
Fri 12p-9:30p
Sat 12p-10p

Bar Hours

Sun-Thu 12p-10p (or later)
Fri & Sat 12p-12a (or later)

FOOD

Weekly Specials


We hold the following specials on a weekly basis (except holidays).

Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 4:00-6:30PM at the bar only.

Monday Dinner:  Pie Pie Pint Night $14.95: Enjoy an entree pie, a dessert pie & a pint of your favorite house ale!

Tuesday Dinner: Burger and a Pint $14.95: Enjoy locally pastured, Swift Farms beef on a bun with toppings of your choice and a pint of house ale.

Wednesday Dinner: Fish & Chips and a Pint $14.95. We are known for the best fish and chips around. Partake in our 2-piece fish and chips and a pint of house ale.

Thursday Dinner: British Sampler and a Pint $14.95. A sampling of all our British savories, made in-house: Scotch Egg, cheese & onion pie, cornish pastie, sausage roll.

Friday Dinner through Sunday: We serve chef specials for the weekend.

Welcome to the Ship Inn!
New Jersey's First Craft Brewery

NEW MENU!

The Ship Inn is excited to announce the launch of our first new menu! We look forward to having our guests join us to try it and let us know what they think! We still have classic British favorites like Fish & Chips and Shepherds Pie, but we've also incorporated some great new dishes that pair well with our in-house brewed favorites! Hope to see you soon!

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OUR REGULAR BEER STYLES

The Ship Inn has been brewing since January 3rd of 1995. Each week we brew fine ales based on styles from the British Isles and beyond in our brick-and-wood clad Peter Austin brewing system. All of our ales made with Ringwood yeast, are unfiltered, and served off of their sediment so as to ensure conditioning of flavor. Cask-style ales such as our flagship Best Bitter are served  at cellar temperature from the beer engine with natural carbonation.  Our other ales are served slightly cooler with additional carbonation or nitrogen mix for the American palate.

On Tap at the Ship

Best Bitter - A traditional English style cask conditioned pale ale, naturally carbonated and served on our hand pump. This medium bodied house specialty has a fruity hop finish. 5.8% abv

ESB - Our traditional English pale ale. Toasty and fruity with a light hop finish. Extra special…but not too bitter. 5.9% abv

A Darker Shade of Pale - This American pale ale is loaded with Mt. Hood and Citra hops, yet is well balanced and perfect for any occasion. 5.8% abv

Hoppin' Badger IPA - Our farmhouse IPA…brewed with orange and lemon peel, coriander and dry hopped with Citra and Mt. Hood. 6.3% abv

Flashback Series: Celebration - A busty amber ale to curl up with as we celebrate the holidays. This beer has a delightful floral aroma and finishes with citrus and spice flavors. 6.5% abv

Hidden Nation Series: Exit the Dragon - Our old style Welsh red ale. Super malty, with light smoke and clove notes to honor the red dragon of Wales. 6.7% abv

Flashback Series: Panhead Porter - Our classic Ship Inn muscular, American style porter with a hefty roasted finish. 5.4% abv

Coming soon...

Hidden Nation Series: Eire Aontaithe - A silky smooth, dry and roasty, nitro oatmeal stout brewed in honor of a United Ireland.

Dark Charger - Our classic English dark mild. A hint of malt sweetness and a light hop finish.

Honey D Blonde - For the first time in the history of the Ship we will be brewing a true Belgian style ale. Brewed with a little honey from our friends at Tassot Apiary just up the hill this light, blonde, crisp ale will have soft honey notes and a clean finish. The perfect beer to welcome spring.

Beer to Go

Enjoy our beer to go!

64 oz Growler $16.00 / Refill $13.00
64 oz Growler - Dine-in Special $14.00 / $11.00

 

BAR MENU

In addition to our hand-crafted ales, we offer a full bar featuring the following:

 
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Guest Bottles

Bell’s Lager of the Lakes Pilsner

Estrella Galicia 1906 Red
Estrella Galicia 1906 Black Coupage


Samuel Smith Organic Lager
Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Blanche de Namur (750ml)
Erdinger Non-alcoholic    
   

 

Mixology 

Door #50-Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey, Drambuie, Cointreau, Decanter Bitters

Bee Keeper-Concullin Irish Gin, lemon juice, honey syrup

MFC 92-Knob Creek Rye, Pimm's, simple syrup, Creole Bitters, Aromatic Bitters

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Guest Cider

Ironbound Hard Cider (On Tap)

Ironbound Devils Harvest (On Tap)

Samuel Smith Apple Cider (Bottle)

Samuel Smith Pear Cider (Bottle)

 

 

 

 

 Cocktails

Specialty 

Velvet Revolution-Double Cross Slovakian Vodka, Pear William Czech Brandy, Simple Syrup

The Presbyterian-Blended scotch, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and club soda…a simple classic

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Wine

J Pinot Noir
Alamos Malbec
Souverain Merlot
Storypoint Cabernet
Martin Codax Ergo Rojo

Dr. Hans Von Muller Riesling
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Souverain Sauvignon Blanc
Souverain Chardonnay
Martin Codax Albarino



 



Seasonal

Milford Mule-A refreshing blend of Tito's vodka, Crabbie's ginger beer and lime

Deep Upper Black Eddy Delight-
Deep Eddy Lemon and Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with our flagship Best Bitter! 

Spiced Manhattan-Kinsey Rye, Meletti Amaro, Creme de Cacao and aromatic bitters

WATER OF LIFE...

The literal translation given by Irish monks during the Middle ages to describe distilled alcohol in the Celtic world.

In Irish Gaelic it was known as Uisce Beatha. In Scottish Gaelic, Uisge Beatha.
We know it as Whiskey...and it pairs well with a craft brewed ale. Join us at the brewery to enjoy both.

Uisge Beatha

Speyside                                    
Speyburn 10                        
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Bbl Reserve
Glenlivet 12                              
Balvenie 12 DoubleWood
Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask      
Macallan 12                                  
Glen Grant 18

Highlands                     
Glenmornagie 10                    
Edradour 10                                    
GlenDronach 12
Oban 14
Dalmore 12
Dalmore 15

Islay                                  
Laphroaig 10                          
Port Charlotte 10 Heavily Peated
Caol Ila 12
Lagavulin 16  

Lowlands                    
Auchentoshan 12 

Islands                              
Highland Park 12 Viking Honour

Blends                                 
Monkey Shoulder
Johnnie Walker Black Label    
Dewar's White Label

Uisce Beatha

Poitin (Irish Moonshine)  
Strawboys Poitin

Single Malt                                
Barr An Uisce 1803 10 Year    
Redbreast 12

Blends                              
Tullamore Dew                         
Powers Gold                      
Brothership (Irish/American Blend)
Jameson                                    
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition

 

 

                                

 

Bourbon

Jim Beam                                      
Wild Turkey                                
Buffalo Trace                            
Maker's Mark
Eagle Rare                               
Honeoye Falls Red Saw Bourbon
Bulleit                                          
Elijah Craig Small Batch      
Woodford Reserve                        
Knob Creek Small Batch 9 Year
Jefferson's Very Small Batch
Michter’s
Willet Pot Still Reserve      
New Liberty Bloody Butcher (PA)
Basil Hayden                                
Bulleit 10 Year                        
Blanton's
Hudson Four Grain                                  
Booker's

Rye/Others

Rye Whiskey                          
Michters
James E. Pepper 1776
Bulleit                                        
Knob Creek                                                                  
Kinsey 4 Year (PA)
Skunktown Thatcher’s Rye
Honeoye Falls Red Saw Rye

Others                                  
Penna. Dutch Malt Whiskey (PA)
Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey
Michter’s American Whiskey

MUG CLUB: TRAVELER EDITION

The Ship Inn/Descendants Brewing Company is excited to announce the launch of our new mug club-Traveler Edition...featuring 3 new ways to achieve beer exploration greatness! As with the old club the main objective is enjoying all of our in-house brewed beers. But each new club comes with it's own twist and perks. For the European and American clubs we will stock a very limited amount of bottles to enjoy for a single country or state. They will be available exclusively to our new Muggers. Once we run out it's on to the next tasty brew. For our NJ club we will feature guest taps from our fellow brewers in-state.

The new clubs will start out with the bottle and NJ tap challenge...and as we introduce our new Descendants Ales we'll round out each club with our in-house brewed beers. Membership is $20 per club or $45 for all 3...and we'll order you a t-shirt. Once completed of course each Mugger will earn their very on Traveler Edition Mug to proudly hang up in the brewery! Cheers to beer exploration!

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European Traveler

Europe consists of 46 countries (as of right now), and we will explore as many of them as we can get our hands on...plus a few hidden nations like Scotland, Wales, Flanders & Wallonia, who may become countries by the time we're all done with our list! To complete this challenge the goal is 1 beer for every country in Europe. (And if it turns out we can't get a specific country we'll come up with a fun alternative) 

Our List So Far

Iceland-Einstok White
Austria-Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus
Poland-Lech
Sweden-Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Portugal-Super Bock
Germany-Ayinger Celebrator
Scotland-Belhaven-Scottish Ale
Divine Suds-Tre Fontane-Tripel
United Kingdom-John Courage Russian Imperial Stout
 

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American Traveler

As we all know, our great country consists of 50 great states! As we explore beer in our own country we will be sure to provide our Muggers with the best brews we can get our hands on for each respective state! 

 

Our List So Far

Delaware-Dogfish Head-Wood-aged Bitches Brew
Pennsylvania-Free Will
7-course Red or Vienna Lager
New Jersey-Cricket Hill-Jersey Devil
Georgia-Terrapin-Luau Krunkles
Connecticut-Two Roads
Espressway Stout
Massachusetts-Lord Hobo-Hobo Life
Maryland-Stillwater Artisinal-Cellar Door
South Carolina-Westbrook-One Claw
New Hampshire-Smuttynose-Old Brown Dog

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NJ "Student Exchange" Program

To bring it even closer to home we're excited to explore incredible brews from our friends right here in the great state of New Jersey. For this club we will "trade" kegs with willing breweries to help spread the good word about NJ beer.