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 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, whiskeys and cocktails.


Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember! 
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Join us at the Ol' Ship on Sunday November 4th as we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night and the safety of the king! The night will feature a 3-Course meal, merriment, story telling and songs by our favorite folk duo Lynn and Tony Hughes! We encourage our guests to dress up if they like. And we will of course have plenty of beer including the long awaited return of the famous Pheasant Plucker!!! Festivities start at 5:30 pm so we do recommend arriving early! And best of all we'll be kicking off the celebration with the traditional burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy!

Our turnout for the return of Guy Fawkes last year was incredible and we anticipate even more this year so be sure to make your reservations early for this incredible event!


Mischief Night! Open Mic! Costume Party! At the Ship!

Join us Tuesday October 30 at 8 pm for our 2nd Annual Open Mic Costume Party!!! Hosted as always by the tremendously talented Mike Wojik and Derek Wismer...this party will be even more spooktacular than the first! Insanely talented musicians and Halloween drink specials all night long! Don't miss a fun filled night with the best musicians around! Prize for the best costume of the night!!!

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!



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!


Attention Muggers!

It's time It’s time to celebrate the Oldest Breweries in the US and Europe!

From our bonus section, the newest beer in our European Traveler lineup is Weihenstephan Wiessbier. Rated the #1 Weissbier in the world. This brewery has been around since 1040!

And from the USA we’re featuring Yuengling Lager. The brewery has been around since 1829 and Yuengling is today considered to be the biggest craft brewery in the country. We know you’ve had it before but it’s a fun way to celebrate beer history.



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

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

Panhead Porter: A muscular, American style porter with a hefty roasted finish. 6.2%

Coming soon...

Pheasant Plucker: Our very special cask conditioned English Brown Ale. Brewed specially for our Guy Fawkes Night Celebration. Enjoy a few of these and you might mispronounce the name!

Not your Mama's Coffee Porter: This coffee porter was brewed with locally roasted Colombian coffee beans from Homestead Coffee Roasters. A perfect perk up for your day. 6.0% 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

Paulaner Oktoberfest
Left Hand Oktoberfest

Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

Estrella Galicia Pale Lager
Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserve
Estrella Galicia 1906 Red
Estrella Galicia 1906 Black Coupage

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



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 (On Tap)

Samuel Smith Apple Cider (Bottle)

Samuel Smith Pear Cider (Bottle)








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

Spanish Brew 43-A fresh mix of Licor 43, Hoppin’ Badger, tonic and fresh lime juice

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



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

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



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


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                               
Honeoye Falls Red Saw Bourbon
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                        
Hudson Four Grain                                  


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

Penna. Dutch Malt Whiskey (PA)
Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey
Michter’s American 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
Scotland-Belhaven-Scottish Ale
Divine Suds-Tre Fontane-Tripel
United Kingdom-John Courage Russian Imperial Stout


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


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.