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The Ship Inn & Hotel

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West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
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The Ship Inn & Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub on the side of the A30 at West Stour, near Gillingham / Shaftesbury. Warm welcome guaranteed, and the real ales and ciders are excellent - the landlord certainly keeps his pipes clean! You must also try the wines from the local vineyard - very drinkable. The restaurant which seems to stretch along the entire length of the beautiful... More

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Dorset
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for my birthday meal and loved every minute of it. We hadn't booked and were surprised to find the restaurant almost fully booked on a Monday evening, but we were welcomed and shown to a table where we enjoyed the lamb koftas as a starter and the duck and tarte tatin as mains. Truly... More

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Dorset
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Been meaning to stop here for some time, and we were so glad we did. Had a great lunch,one haddock with spring onion mash, one simple panini. All freshly prepared and very nice. Reasonable portions for the price. Good menu and wine selection. We will book for dinner soon! Care needed when crossing the very busy A30 from the car... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We met our good friends here as a half way point between Woking and Plymouth. We are so, so glad we did. We had a great 7 mile walk in the sunshine at Cerne Abbas (about 30 mins by car), and our tired legs were glad to stroll over the threshold into this lovely pub (a free house). It has... More

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jjtraveler
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Popped in to The Ship Inn for dinner. Despite only 15 minutes before the kitchen closed they were friendly and welcoming. Announced they were quite busy and apologised in advance if the food was going to be a bit slow. But food arrived quickly and was really well cooked. The staff were charming. There was free WIFi. Best pub food... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We just had a couple of nights at the Ship Inn in May 2014 and had a great, relaxing stay. With our one year old boy sleeping upstairs we really enjoyed the food in the evenings and were able to keep an ear open via the monitor to our room directly upstairs. Gavin was an excellent host and did everything... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Can you imagine you having 3 rooms let in your quiet country pub on a Friday night, therefore expecting to serve 6 people for breakfast Saturday morning. How would you react if, at 08:30 8 more people turned up asking for breakfast? That's exactly what we did..my brother-in-law was staying there after our sons wedding, so we thought we'd pop... More

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west yorkshire uk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Enjoyed two nights here - good quality room, proper pub used by locals with excellent food - we ate there both nights and dinner was well cooked and good choices available - devilled kidneys, great scallops, seafood pie and in particular the vegetarian crumble breakfast great and the owner in particular offered personal and very good service ideally situated to... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Staff are always friendly and food is always good... A firm favourite in our family as a place to go to eat for some delicious bistro food and a lovely personable atmosphere :) Would highly recommend!!!

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Cornwall
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

One of the nicest, friendliest welcomes I have ever recieved. Nothing was too much trouble, room spacious comfortable and clean, bed fab and as before stated, very good quality and linen. Menu was varied and with so many great dishes it was difficult to choose, breakfast and evening meal all good quality and very well cooked. I would definatly recommend... More

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Address: West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Ship Inn & Hotel Dorset/Gillingham

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