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The Ship Inn & Hotel

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West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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dorset
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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25 reviews
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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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7 reviews
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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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7 reviews
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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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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A fabulous venue for any occasion, fantastic food, service, bar selection & so welcoming, it was impeccable in every way, I highly recommend a visit for drinks and an amazing food selection combined with superb service, Well done Gavin top boss and great staff..,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent pub with up to date decor and surroundings. Loved the vegi club and the scotch egg was huge!! Loved the bathroom with its quirky sinks and taps. We needed a decent pub in the area and this provides just that. Will come again

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