On my arrival Monday about 5.00pm the proprietor (Gavin)welcomed us & immediately lit the open fire although it was already warm and cosy.
Nothing was to much trouble. Tried a 3 course meal the first night & ended up eating there the whole week, the food was Excellent all cooked fresh, presentation was beautiful, lovely hot & so tastey, I wouldn't normally eat 3 courses but I had no choice every night mmmmm just thinking about there specially made bread & butter pudding with custard.
The room was warm clean & tidy.
You must try the American style breakfast mmmm.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Ship Inn & Hotel Dorset/Gillingham