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


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!



The Ship Inn is proud to announce the return of exciting cultural events throughout the calendar year as we invite our guests to join us for traditional celebrations as well as open mic nights and exclusive tasting events featuring craft beer and whiskeys.


Attention Muggers!

It's time for Scotland and Maryland!

From Scotland, the newest beer in our European Traveler lineup is Belhaven Scottish Ale!

And from Maryland, the newest beer in our American Traveler lineup is from our personal favorite gypsy brewery...Stillwater Artisanal!

Our new Mug Clubs are just getting started and it's never too late to join. But we do encourage you to join soon. We still have some beer from Iceland, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Portugal, Germany, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut and Massachusetts!

Check out our Mug Club Page down below for more details!

"Traveler Edition" 

The new clubs offer 3 great ways to achieve beer exploration greatness! 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. For our NJ club we will feature guest taps from our fellow brewers in-state. And as we've done in the past, muggers will be required to enjoy our in house brews as well. It's $20 to join each club and we'll order t-shirts for our new members. Check out our page below for more info on each club!


5-Course Brewers Reserve
Beer Dinner featuring
Head Brewer Lea Rumbolo

Join us at the Ship Inn on Wednesday May 2nd at 7:00pm as we celebrate our Head Brewer Lea Rumbolo and her Brewer Unleashed Lineup--5 new and original crafts by our long-time brewer. After 8 incredible years of brewing British ales on our Peter Austin Brewing System, Lea is brewing up her own creations outside of the British brewing realm. To compliment these delicious ales, Lea will be working with our chefs to craft an incredible 5 course pairing menu to enjoy with her brews. 

We do encourage guests to reserve seating early and to arrive early to ensure seating. For reservations call the Ship Inn at 908-995-0188. 

For questions, ask for Joe at 908-995-0188


Cleaner Water, Better Beer Project!
Milford Earth Day Cleanup!

Join us for our very first Earth Day cleanup of the Hakihokake Creek right here in Milford as we launch the "Cleaner Water, Better Beer Project!" 

Meet right here at the Ship at 10 am and for a couple hours we'll clean up the Hakihokake Creek that flows right beside our building. Just bring gloves and shoes you don't mind getting dirty. We'll provide bags and refreshments during the event and then we'll prepare a spread and offer our Golden Wheat to our volunteers for their hard work!

Then afterwards head towards the big river and stick to the right side of the street as Chocolate in the Oven, Riverside Treasures and Fantasy Fiber Art continue a terrific day full of activities. 

And if you are still around at 4 we will have live music back at the Ship to round out the days event!

It's a great opportunity to spend a whole day in Milford and check out all the great new things the borough has to offer!  #walkmilford



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!



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



61 Bridge Street
Milford, NJ

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)


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.


The Ship Inn has been brewing since January 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

Golden Wheat: This house ale is made with a blend of malted barley and wheat, lightly hopped to produce a crisp and smooth session ale. 4.0% abv

Just Another Pale Ale: This American style pale ale is crisp, well balanced and easy going. The perfect refresher for any occasion. 5.8% abv

Hoppin' Badger IPA: A rich and well balanced New England IPA brewed with coriander and lemon and orange peel. 6.0%

Dirty Hipster: It's...whatever. We hope you like it...or not...we don't care. (Just kidding...we're not hipsters, so we hope you like our dry-hopped, super unfiltered hoppy brown ale. It's dirty...like hipsters.) 6.5% abv 

Eire Aontaithe: A silky smooth, dry and roasty nitro stout, brewed in honor of a United Ireland! 5.2% abv

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

32 oz Growler $10.00 / Refill $7.00
32 oz Growler - Dine-in Special 9 / Refill $6.00



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


Guest Bottles

Samuel Smith's
SS Organic Apple Cider
SS Organic Pear Cider
SS Organic Lager
SS Taddy Porter
SS Imperial Stout

Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Blanche de Namur (750ml)
Primator Maibock    




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


Guest Cider

Ironbound Hard Cider (On Tap)

Ironbound Devils Harvest (Can)








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

Imperial Spritz-A festive blend of champagne, creme de cassis and Stoli Razberi!

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



J Pinot Noir
Alamos Malbec
Souverain Merlot
Dark Horse Cabernet

Cover Run Riesling
Ecco Pinot Grigio
Souverain Sauvignon Blanc
Souverain Chardonnay



Irish Caffeine-Our Silky smooth Eire Aontaithe Stout with a shot of Tia Maria dropped right down in it!

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

Meghan's Apple Pie-Apple schnapps and cinnamon whiskey finished with our Golden Wheat Ale.


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

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

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

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

Auchentoshan 12 

Highland Park 12 Viking Honour

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

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






Jim Beam                                      
Wild Turkey                                
Buffalo Trace                            
Maker's Mark
Eagle Rare                               
Elijah Craig Small Batch      
Woodford Reserve                        
Knob Creek Small Batch 9 Year
Jefferson's Very Small Batch
Willet Pot Still Reserve      
New Liberty Bloody Butcher (PA)
Basil Hayden                                
Bulleit 10 Year                        


Rye Whiskey                          
James E. Pepper 1776
Knob Creek                                    
Dad's Hat (PA)                              
Kinsey 4 Year (PA)

Penna. Dutch Malt Whiskey (PA)
Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey


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!


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
Sweden-Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Portugal-Super Bock
Germany-Ayinger Celebrator


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! 


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. 

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