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The Ship Inn & Hotel

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West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited The Ship for lunch on many occasions with my in-laws, Jean and Monte, and have never been disappointed. The food has always been excellent, with a varied menu, great real ales and very friendly service. Love it!!

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Coulonges, Poitou-Charentes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Arranged for a large party to go for Sunday lunch and it was so very good that four of us went back Monday evening. Lovely restaurant, friendly staff, a great menu and a good range of beers and wines. Everything that you could wish for. If you are in the area just go there, and enjoy it.

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dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed just the one night and would gladly stayed for another. The ambience was great, with friendly staff, excellent bedroom, fabulous food, varied gin and cider menu and good wine list. We also had a brilliant breakfast - the sausages we meaty and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Have just visited for a meal with my mother and can quite happily say we will definitely be returning! My mum had the fillet steak and it was cooked to perfection and huge! She couldn't even finish it. I had the belly pork which was super tasty and full of flavour with excellent presentation. The staff are excellent and very... More 

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Bath, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband and I, in need of a break, booked in for a 4 day stay last week. We had dined at the restaurant before and been impressed with it. What a delight Gavin (landlord/owner/helmsman of The Ship) and his staff are. Nothing is too much trouble and their genuine warmth and friendliness are contagious. We ate there most evenings... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This inn was a delightful choice for a Saturday evening. The venue was clean and very well presented. All members of staff were friendly. There was a really nice selection on the menu. We all had three courses and all were presented well and tasty. I'd highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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East Bergholt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I booked the family room (2 singles and a double) for an overnight stay with my daughter, we decided to eat as well, am so pleased we did the food is just wonderful and the choice of wine the owner gave me was perfect, thank you and we will be back.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went for dinner on Saturday 4th July..... my second visit with the mrs and the 2nd fantastic meal served! cannot fault this place.... the manager or landlord is extremely welcoming as are the the other members of staff.... the service is fantastic.... on arrival we ordered our drinks and i asked if they still had a particular desert on the... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed a couple of nights in room 1. Very comfortable and clean and had everything you could need. Too early start so missed breakfast but food in the bar was excellent and the owners and staff were all very efficient and friendly.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Yeah nice place...good friendly staff and good food. A good atmosphere in here. The Ales were very well kept also. The locals and guests all seemed very happy and jolly. The only negative was that the male toilets needed cleaning.

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