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The Ship Inn

Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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Ranked #20 of 32 Rye B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a very late healthy lunch as opposed to the fried varieties commonly available. It was starting to rain and we had the doggies so choice was limited to indoor venues; Rye has limited car access and parking and the hunger pangs were getting worse. We spotted the Ship Inn, it looks a little shabby but the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat 11th Oct. Its so scruffy, its not an INN, its a dump with a load of old thrown out furniture inside, the breakfast that I waited 25 mins for was two bits of smoked bacon fried egg with hard yoke and a piece of dried toast that broke like a biscuit and shot off the plate onto the filthy... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night at the ship and thoroughly enjoyed it, was greeted by Theo who made us feel very welcome and showed ud to our room. Everything we needed and cosy with our very own rubber duck for the bath if needed..lol nice touch. Lovely big breakfast in the morning that sets you up for the day with very... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dined here in the evening, very disappointed by the limited menu but expected good quality for the expensive prices. It didn't happen, the portions were tiny, I had chicken and chips with coleslaw, 2 tiny bits arrived that made KFC portions look huge, the chips in a pretentious tin mug, coleslaw had heavy dosage of chilli, covered all other tastes... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful looking & lovely setting. Downstairs seemed like a traditional inn with a lively atmosphere for Sunday lunch. We were led upstairs, seated on what could only be described as children's chairs at adult tables. We shuffled around while the waitress sourced some chairs that allowed us to reach the table. Upstairs there was no atmosphere & no roast lunches... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The best bit of the ship are the staff. Super friendly, bubbly and so welcoming. The atmosphere is always lively and the food is yum. Perfect for breakfast too.. French toast with blueberries and maple syrup was a total winner. The playlists are amazing! Best local ever.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Followed a number of reviews, wish had not, service was so slow, 30 mins waiting in a half full pub, for what was an awful sandwich and a salad smothered in dressing, accompanied by the worst fries imaginable, soggy under cooked, Rye has much much better to offer, would never return

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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Ship Inn has a really great atmosphere and, from the various places we had a drink at in Rye, seems to be the main place to be in the town. It's cute, quaint, warm and friendly. It's also very well located, right at the start of the Old Town. We booked in for a weekend break and got the... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I ordered "ricotta and parmesan dumplings" for ยฃ6.50 - already over-priced for a starter, but they sounded really appealing. However, these were not real dumplings. What arrived was an offensively small portion of salad leaves (looked like a handful out of a supermarket bag) - a tiny portion even for a starter. It had four "dumplings" which were actually some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

MY LIFE IS COMPLETE, I COULD EAT THAT BURGER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE WOULD 100% RECOMMEND THIS EATERY AND BURGER๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Service was good, food was good, good location, cosy ambience If youve seen the burger episode of How I Met Your Mother you life will now be the same! You will never have another burger like it

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Address: Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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