We first stayed here 12 years ago when it was a lovely village pub with decent food and cosy rooms. When we stayed here recently we discovered that it was a....lovely village pub with decent food and cosy rooms. In fact the food was better. The cooked breakfast was excellent, there were plenty of choices throughout the day and a specials board. Colin's Sticky Toffee Pudding is highly recommended by Mr Hobo. The beer was well kept and there were several choices available. Service was good - there was almost always someone at the bar during the day to answer queries. We reported a slight problem with the room and it was dealt with efficiently. This is a country pub, it's not a hotel, there may be times when the bar is unoccupied for a few minutes but there are always other staff around too. There is a lovely feel to this old place - plenty of different rooms downstairs to move to if you didn't want to stay in the bar - a large dining room, a smaller dining room, a conservatory, outside courtyard area and large sloping beer garden. There are radiators in the dining rooms if it gets too cold. We welcomed the bar policy - this is a pub, the bar area is the only haven for adult conversation and escape - the dog owners that we encountered had their animals on a lead and kept their dogs at their feet or under the table - if any started misbehaving they were led away to their dog friendly rooms or put in their car with no fuss. We stayed in a small room at the top of the building - it was clean and comfortable with adequate facilities and we slept well. Mrs Hobo wants me to book a room again - and I will. We highly recommend boarding the good Ship at Dunwich.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship Inn isn't just a great place to eat, drink, relax and get away from it all – we like to think it's also part of a great story. Now a quiet, idyllic village surrounded by nature reserves, heathland and beach, only the romantic ruins of Dunwich monastery remain to hint at the fate of this once thriving medieval port claimed by the waves during a terrible storm. It's said you can still hear the peal of the church bells beneath the waves. While we can't guarantee that, there are certain, more earthly things we're always happy to provide… real ales, real food and a real fire. You will find: a great pub, home-cooked food in our restaurant, a cosy hotel with comfortable, traditionally furnished bedrooms, some with views across the sea or marshes. There is also an enormous garden dotted with fruit trees (including our 300 year old fig tree) and a beach that really is just a couple of minutes walk away. Whether you want to use it as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, The Ship Inn at Dunwich extends the warmest of welcomes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ship At Dunwich Hotel Dunwich
- The Ship At Dunwich Suffolk