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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 #2 of 3 Hotels in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnstaple, Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just come back from a weekend away and had yet another wonderful meal at the Ship. A friend recommended it to me and it really is a great find. The Ship is located a little way off the A303 but I always try and stop off for a meal if ever I’m on my way to or from London and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having read the previous two reviews I felt compelled to write up my recent experience of The Ship Inn. My wife and I went for an evening meal to celebrate a birthday. This is the third time we've eaten there in the past 6 months and on each occasion it never fails to impress. Gavin the landlord and his staff... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here with my husband last week for a meal and wished we didn't! We had smoked trout for starter and it really was a child size portion, not only that but my husband had a huge DOG hair in his. I asked the deputy manager (as after asking for the manager we were told he was away that evening)... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a group of girlfriends, there were 4 of us and we all had something different. I wore a dress with sleeves but was literally shivering. We definitely chose the wrong pub as there is no atmosphere what-so-ever, all old men in tweed and loud public school boys. We were put in a back room with these pine... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked to celebrate husbands birthday with couple of friends as read reviews and liked sound of it and not far from us which a bonus. Lovely place friendly staff very popular. Food vey nice but portions on the small side. Two of our party came away still hungry so on that basis Wouldnt be returning with my husband maybe a... More

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Coulonges, Poitou-Charentes, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are staying with our friends in Dorset we make our way to The Ship Inn for an evening meal because we know we will not be disappointed. The menu gives plenty of imaginative options, not just the standard fare you find so often. Good ale, a good wine list, the whole staff are friendly and the food is... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
65 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Address: West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Ship Inn & Hotel Dorset/Gillingham

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