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The Ship Inn

Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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Ranked #18 of 33 Rye B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Ship Inn 30 June for 3 nights, wonderful little holiday. Loved the quirky design of the pub, enjoyed the food and excellent breakfasts. Ideal location to explore Romney Marsh and Kent but the town of Rye is a star attraction and well worth exploring. BBC filming Mapp and Lucia so looking forward to revisiting Rye on TV... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stay, lovely busy bee shower gel and shampoos. Really lovely breakfast with home made muesli and granola. Comfortable bed in room 4 although the blinds were hard to close and the shower is rather dark. Great location though and Rye is a lovely place to visit

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Alton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent pub with superb breakfast. Evening menu a little steep in price. £5.00 for veg! Well kept rooms, all you would expect from an olde worlde pub. Staff excellent and professional. Parking the only problem.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute booking, to this pretty, old, and historic town. Unfortunately The Ship Inn doesn't meet ones expectations. The pub/hotel has a run down appearance, whilst the staff are pleasant and helpfull, this fails to compensate for it's failings. The worst of which was the room itself, the bed was so uncomfortable, we would probably have slept... More

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Rye, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed two meals at the Ship Inn when we stayed in Rye during April this year. We'd had quite a journey from London in a rental car and had to get used to a Satnav!! This meant arriving in Rye after dark. How wonderful to enter the Ship Inn with the lively and friendly atmosphere. We had a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great looking pub, nice staff, tasty food but....ridiculously/offensively small portions for the (approx £12 a plate) price. Two of our party ordered the ravioli which was served as 5 or 6 medium sized parcels - a starter portion. On complaining to the waitress a further 2 each were brought out which was a joke. We complained and to their credit... More

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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this charming little hotel while visiting my cousin. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was included in the price and was very good. The rooms are quirky I suppose. It is not a new building by any stretch of the imagination and there are the creaks and unevenness that comes with age. But they are... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a night in the ship.cool shabby interior.some nice ale on draught.a good night's sleep followed by a fine full English breakfast.i would highly recommend this quirky establishment and would definitely stay here again.some lovely historic buildings and plenty of restaurants.

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Thetford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Themed pub had a meal didn't stay . Its a bit different bit pricy with limited choice of menu , waitress we had seemed a bit vague and unprofessional for the prices charged . Beer garden looked good but not offered the option of eating or drinking there . So for a family of 3 it was an expensive alternative... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stumbled accross this little gem whilst we abandoned a camping trip due to rain. I must say that the staff, price for the room and the quality of the breakfast were second to none. We really enjoyed our stay and were made to feel extremely welcome. The decor and ethos of the place is very different and works very... More

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Address: Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Ship is in central Rye, at the bottom of Mermaid Street. Built in 1592, it was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. It is now a characterful pub, with beams, wooden floors & log fires. Open from eleven every day for freshly prepared food, local fish, Bloody Marys, real ales & organic cider. 10 comfy modern rooms - all with en-suite bath or shower. Children, dogs & would-be pirates are all welcome. ... more   less 
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