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“Great Overnight Stay”
Review of The Ship Inn

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The Ship Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Tresaith B&B and Inns
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Great Overnight Stay”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just returned from a short trip to Ceredigion with the family and chose the Ship Inn for an overnight B & B on the recommendation of a friend. Fantastic setting, staff were really helpful and the fact that residents have a reserved table in the conservatory overlooking the sea for dinner was a real bonus as it was very busy. Rooms were comfortable and well equipped and had great views of the coast Dinner was very pleasant with a varied menu and breakfast was great. Slept well - there's a little noise from the bar but if you're staying in a pub you have to expect this.The place is under new management and good luck to them.

Room Tip: Stayed in rooms 2 & 3 and 2 would be the pick of them but both were fine
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Cardiff
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having been happy, occasional customers for 10 years we were, today, disappointed for the first time. We were impolitely spoken to by some stuffed shirt with some sort of superiority complex without any personality who later proceeded to overcharge us and didn't even offer an apology when the 'mistake' was pointed out. The food was the same quality as before - but the experience certainly wasn't. The main joy of going to the Ship was it's friendly bar staff. I understand there's been a change in management - what a mistake!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Have been going to the ship for the past 20 years but the change in management has really dragged this place down. We were initially moved from an unreserved table as it was in actual fact reserved according to the staff without any visual signs of this being the case. We moved tables and then were told that they do not serve food at this table as it is being reserved for the bar over spill...I should add at this point that the bar was fairly quiet. Pathetic.....where is your common sense to a loyal customer...jobsworths!!!!!

We then decided just to have a drink and some crisps...they had run out of crisps but the lime and soda was on the money!!!

It's a shame they do not have any competition in the area to go elsewhere!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank MarkSmithMancunian
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having been to the Ship Inn many times for a drink and also recommended it to many friends,3 1/2 weeks prior to coming to stay in Cardigan with family for Easter, we booked a table for 8 in the conservatory so we could enjoy the sea view. On arrival they were busy so we we're so pleased we had booked well in advance our seaview. To our dismay the waitress wanted to take us into the back room, we explained that we had booked our table in the conservatory only to be told there was no room as they we're fully booked and reserved.The manager came out and we explained the situation only for him to tell us he had only been the manager for 1 1/2 weeks and there was no room in the conservatory and the only available space was in the back room which was dark and hot. My husband explained we booked specifically a table of 8 in the conservatory nearly 4 weeks ago and were told it wouldn't be problem. We could see that there was a table of 6 and 2 reserved so we asked if they could put them together for us.....but were told they couldn't possibly do that as they were 'reserved' - but what about our reservation??
Being appalled at all this we decided to leave. Having spent £45 each way on a taxi so that we could all enjoy the evening we headed back to Cardigan and we will not be returning or recommending it.

.....also they didn't have any clean pint glasses available!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed in room no. 1. Had hard house music coming up through the floor from the kitchen each evening whilst the chefs were clearing up - luckily this stopped at bang on 11pm. Walls appear to be paper-thin: the inhabitants of room 2 had a hefty puking session at just gone midnight, with a slightly less dramatic encore at 2.30am, however, every last splatter was audible. We had dinner in the conservatory on the first night, with a sunset to die for. It was just as well that the view was so dramatic, as we had to wait nearly an hour for food to arrive, they got the side dish wrong, and even then the garlic bread arrived after I had finished my overpriced measly-sized main meal. They didn't charge for the garlic bread, and were abjectly apologetic - just as well, considering we sat down for dinner at 7pm but didn't actually eat anything until 8.15! The views from The Ship are fantastic, but this does seem to be solely what this establishment is trading on. Recommend that you AVOID! You have been warned.

Room Tip: Select either room 3 or 4.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Have come here several times over the past 4 years to eat and i have always had excellent food and service.....until now. Must now be under new ownership because both food and service are total rubbish. Waited over 30 mins for a steak and a sandwich and there was only 3 other tables eating. It has lost its appeal and i wont be returning.

  • Stayed April 2014
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2 Thank Murraymint274
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bridgend, s wales
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Tresaith Beach is one of our family favourite beaches. We tend to spend all day on the beach, whilst visiting this area, then when it gets a bit colder we go and sit outside this lovely pub, The Ship Inn for a few drinks. The staff are very friendly and the pub is dog & child friendly. We have seen Dolphins whilst sitting outside on two occasions. Quite magical. The only downfall to this location is the parking, if you dont get here early enough you have to park at the top of the cliff and walk down and back up again, but it keeps you fit!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Property: The Ship Inn
Address: Tresaith, Cardigan SA43 2JL, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Cardigan > Tresaith
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tresaith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ship Inn is a friendly & welcoming place to stay, eat & drink. Perfect for those weekend breaks. All rooms offer amazing views of the beach which is only a stones throw from the Pub. ... more   less 
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The Ship Inn Tresaith, Wales

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