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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered "ricotta and parmesan dumplings" for £6.50 - 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 2 weeks ago

MY LIFE IS COMPLETE, I COULD EAT THAT BURGER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE WOULD 100% RECOMMEND THIS EATERY AND BURGER👌👌👌👌👌 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from spending a weekend here. Would definitely recommend it! Cosy bar, great breakfast, excellent staff who were both friendly and professional and parking nearby. I will be recommending it to my friends and family! Perfect location also and Rye is beautiful.

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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 July 13, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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 July 5, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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 July 1, 2014

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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Address: Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
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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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