Popular pub serving up a seafood treat

The halibut fillet being served at The Ship at Elswick.
The halibut fillet being served at The Ship at Elswick.
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A fishy fortnight is in store beginning this weekend at a popular Fylde coast food pub.

The Ship at Elswick is showcasing mouth-watering fish dishes based on sustainable varieties, to help celebrate World Ocean’s Day this coming Saturday.

Some delicious delights that will thrill any fish lover and a two courses for £17.95 offer, Monday to Friday, with a voucher downloadable from the website and in line with the terms. This can save up to nearly seven pounds on the standard price of the two dishes, depending on choice of dish.

Starters for the fortnight are mussels and chorizo in a garlic and cream sauce and served with rustic bread, scallops on poori – scallops with aubergine puree and wild mushrooms – and Dublin Bay prawns with roasted red pepper, chilli samba and Asian cucumber salad.

The mains on show are salmon en croute, with fennel and smoked salmon, encased in pastry and served with creamed leeks, a garden pea and lemon butter sauce and crushed new potatoes.

The mains menu also boasts mackerel and mash accompanied by broad beans and beetroot and served with a whisky and mustard sauce, as well as halibut fillet with a clam and dill cream sauce, Irish cabbage and crushed new potatoes.

The sustainable fish specials will be available alongside the already extensive menu at The Ship, and will be available on Father’s Day.

However,bookings of any size of table for that day is essential.

The pub says it hopes to spread a message about sustainable fish, and will donate 20 per cent of the takings from the diners taking up the two-course offer with the special promotional voucher to the World Ocean’s Day fund.

The Ship at Elswick’s general manager, Caroline Colbourne, said: “We are highlighting how more unusual varieties of fish can be a real feast of flavour and how eating these varieties can help keep our ocean life in balance.

“If you haven’t tried some of the fish that we have on offer, this is your opportunity to discover how tasty they are.”