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Templecombe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quite local to us and we go to the Ship for a treat. The food is excellent and the hospitality is first class. We cannot comment as we have never stayed there only been to their restaurant. Would recommend.

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Thank jsmsomerset
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an unplanned last minute night away. Struck by the warmth of welcome and fab hospitality from all staff members, delicious menu, local beers and cider at the bar (which also has a gin menu). A good night with plenty of hot water for the bath, and super breakfast too.

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Thank Lydia W
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this spacious and well planned pub/restaurant. There was a very good and easily understood menu and daily specials board. And additional out side covered non smoking dining area. Full marks from me. Alan Watkins Sponsored walker covering 3000 miles.

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Thank Alan W
Scotland
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Ship Inn for just one night prior to a midweek meeting nearby. The hotel and restaurant oozes character and the management and staff could not be more helpful. If you are looking for a large, modern and pristine hotel then the Ship Inn isn't for you. However, if you want a warm, friendly, traditional place to... More 

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Thank WhoSaidGetOffTheBus
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best pub in Dorset if you like great food and great choices, local produce and the prices are good, lovely choices of wines and beers, very clean and all the staff are friendly and well trained. Great for a special meal or popping in for a pub lunch.

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Thank Shirley C
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited here (for the first time) for Sunday lunch. There is limited parking outside the pub, with the main car parking across the road - The speed limit is 30mph, but when leaving the pub, a car came around the corner as we were crossing the road and was clearly exceeding this! The pub is a lovely old building... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

A first visit to this pretty country pub/ restaurant on Good Friday. A large choice on the menu . I had the sea bass which was very enjoyable. Other guests had traditional Fish & Chips which I understand was excellent. We had to wait a while for our food but I believe it assured us that all was cooked freshly.... More 

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Thank Fussy662016
Wirral, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

A lovely looking pub both from the outside and inside with a lovely real fire burning on a cold day and the couple running the place were lovely. It was clean, well laid out and the service was good but the food was ordinary and lacked flavour. We had been excited over the choice on the menu so the disappointment... More 

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Thank TravellerWirral
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Found this place via Trip Advisor as it was convenient to where we were going but were thrilled with the result! Varied menu, great food, host could not have been more helpful and the building had been improved to a very good standard. Nice to have locals in the bar and a good fire (it was really cold outside).

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Thank Peter H
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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Thank RON M
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ship is a privately owned informal country pub, retaining country pub values and atmosphere, whilst offering good quality food, drink and accommodation.The Ship is a proper country pub, and as such has a number of traditional features mixed with plenty of modern touches. We offer a variety of quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The bar serves a varied & interesting selection of real ales, beers, traditional ciders and wines, while our accommodation offers five comfortable en-suite rooms. As featured in both The Good Pub Guide and The Good Beer Guide, The Ship’s unique ambience and stylish but warm décor, offers ample opportunity to relax away from it all, whether you’re simply dropping in for a drink, something to eat, or staying for business or pleasure.The Ship is an ideal base to explore the region and the nearby towns of Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham are all within easy reach. Local attractions include Stourhead House & Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, The Fleet Air arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum. Walkers can enjoy exploring the Stour Valley Way with its nearby footpaths, which pass through the picturesque Dorset countryside ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ship Inn & Hotel

Address: West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
Price Range: $102 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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