We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ship Inn

High Hesleden | near Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS27 4QD, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Ship Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Marsascala, Malta
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly place run by a straight talking landlord and his wife who are great hosts. Good food a fine selection of real ales and excellent accommodation. We stay in the area regularly visiting family but this was our first stay here. It will be our first choice when we are in the area in future

Helpful?
Thank thomsclan2015
Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Absolutely beautiful meal, cooked to perfection, so good we've already booked for Xmas 2016, we liked the thought of not having to rush our meal so other people could have our, the table was ours from twelve noon until five p.m

Helpful?
1 Thank Jim W
shrewsbury
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I booked this hotel through hotels.com as I was working in the area. I arrived at The Ship Inn at 21.15. The place was in complete darkness and locked despite a sign at the front displaying their opening hours which on this day a Tuesday they should be open till 23.00. I stood in the freezing cold knocking on the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank chrispyduck_11
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for the first time in July and was pleasantly surprised, a bit out of the way for my usual business trip but was worth it. Very friendly staff, nice clean rooms, good food and local beer. They also serve a very good English breakfast. I will be back!

Helpful?
1 Thank Baldman1954
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I booked this hotel through Hotels.com. When I arrived at 5pm I was greeted by a sign on the door that said they were closed on Mondays!!! This was obviously very frustrating but I had no alternative but to book an alternative hotel in Hartlepool. When I was settled in my alternative hotel I got a call from Sheila who... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Kevin M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Ship is a pub in a small village a short distance from the coast. I booked at short notice and even though they were busy they made sure I had a room for the night. chose an evening when the restaurant was fully booked for a REME reunion. We were still served promptly with a tremendous meal. The menu... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Gordon C
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited The Ship last night for a meal and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the food was excellent of the highest quality and the service could not have been better. The choice was amazing for all courses and perfectly presented, a five star hotel couldn't have done better. The staff were friendly and very welcoming. At the back of the inn... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patricia S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited The Ship last night after having not been for a good while. The food as always did not disappoint, it was fantastic and very reasonably priced £43 for two for three courses, coffee and a bottle of house wine. Peter the owner is a real character, always friendly but don't vex him ha ha he's very proud of their... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Christine M
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Found this place by chance, a bit further out from my business destination than I usually prefer to stay but I,m glad I found it. A limited number of rooms, but each one has a parking space outside it. Lovely setting with a sea view. The pub has an excellent range of real ales. The food was first class and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vernon L
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We were introduced to this gem of a pub very recently by friends, our first meal was the midweek early bird special and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and would recommend the sausage and mash starter (yes a starter), venison and the apple toffee betty. The board changes all the time so there is always something a little... More 

Helpful?
Thank SJL54
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hartlepool hotels
5.9 mi away
Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel
Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel
#3 of 9 in Hartlepool
4.0 of 5 stars 310 reviews
1.1 mi away
Premier Inn Hartlepool Marina Hotel
1.4 mi away
BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel
BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel
#5 of 9 in Hartlepool
4.0 of 5 stars 389 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.5 mi away
The Marine Hotel
The Marine Hotel
#6 of 9 in Hartlepool
3.5 of 5 stars 95 reviews
1.2 mi away
Hillcarter Hotel
Hillcarter Hotel
#4 of 9 in Hartlepool
4.0 of 5 stars 106 reviews
1.6 mi away
Douglas Hotel
Douglas Hotel
#3 of 14 in Hartlepool
4.5 of 5 stars 164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay