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The Ship Inn

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65 Sandgate High Street | Sandgate, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 Sandgate B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
deborahk3 Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
24 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended up here for the second time following an aborted day trip to France, due to Channel Tunnel problems. We really enjoyed the food the first time and were not disappointed the second time. The pub is in a great location and I understand it has been standing for over 200 years. The bar area is dark and old but... More 

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lincolnshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We booked online, bit nervous when we arrived as the back bar is a bit spit and sawdust. Our small double en suite room was charming, and so we made a dinner reservation and headed up to the bar terrace with wine. Trendy crowd up there. we ate an exceptional dinner cooked by their Belgian chef in the very busy... More 

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Barrowden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a great place to stay and eat. Was down in the area for business and met an ex-colleague for a few drinks and dinner. Service and welcome were great, accomdation modern and clean, food was amazing. Thoroughly recommend.

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kent
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Sit in the bar enjoy the rugby and the real ale, sit in the restaurant and enjoy the excellent food and service or when the weather permits sit in the sun on the outdoor terrace with something called. This pub has it all!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

10 of us went here last night for our team reunion and had a fantastic meal. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes, and the food is cooked to perfection. This is our third or fourth visit for our reunion and it's always perfect. The staff are always courteous and efficient, and we can't thank them enough for... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We'd booked the Channel View Suite and it was great; spotlessly clean, well appointed, wonderfully comfortable bed. Lot of steps to climb to get there but we knew that in advance and it was worth it. No parking space outside when we arrived but ample parking on the High Street, although we moved our car later. Landlady Wendy is delightful... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Positives: Great rooms overlooking the sea. Fantastic Restaurant. Freindly staff including Wendy the landlady. Negatives: If on the top room, the stairs, but the view is worth it. No parking linked to the hotel had to park in the road. But the positives outwieghed the negatives. Loved it

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Shropshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We decided to spend overnight in Folkestone as we had an early start via the Channel Tunnel the next day. On arrival we received a warm welcome from the young lady behind the bar and she kindly moved her car so that we could park outside the room. Whilst we were waiting to be shown to our room, we decided... More 

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped off at The Ship Inn having spent the day out in Kent. Upon arrival we were shown to our room which was really nice with an en suite and large decked area. We had dinner in the restaurant which was absolutely delightful, the food was fantastic and the service even better. The pub itself has a wide selection... More 

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been here 2 year ago, and we have loved it. The restaurant is great. We had dinner and breakfast and it was excellent. The rooms are nice and clean, but look more like for a bed& breakfast location. I would go back for the restaurant.

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