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The Ship at Dunwich

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Norwich Airport51 km
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I had lunch here today and not been here for a few years.. who wonderful, the service was second to none but what impressed me most, not only are they dog friendly but when I went hunting for the water for my four legged Marley, I couldn't see it, I asked a member of staff where
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Having stayed before I was excited about a follow up visit.
We had been advised there was some noise from the kitchen in the room which we were allocated. There is a hum which actually didn’t bother us too much however I can understand it could others (we had enjoyed a few drink
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Called in for a snack of mackerel and horseradish pate.
Really tasty served with warm bread.
Watched other dishes being served, either Brie or Camembert as a starter huge portion and not the usual frozen offering.
Cosy bar and made to feel welcome.
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We just stayed one night and had lunch and dinner. Food good, beer excellent, breakfast great, room comfortable though not huge. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Good location very near the beach and ideal for local exploring. Dog friendly, made us sorry not to have one any
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We stayed here because of very reasonable mid week prices and the ships dog friendly reputation . My wife and I along with our two lurchers Peggy and tess had a fantastic time . All the staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble . The dogs were allowed everywh
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Can anyone please advise the food serving times on Sunday's? Thanks,
Hi there Here's our opening times as requested Monday to Friday Breakfast 8am - 10am Lunch 12pm - 3pm Dinner 6pm - 9pm Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 8am -10am Lunch & Dinner 12pm -9pm (serving food all day) Hope this helps. Matt Goodwin The Ship at Dunwich
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What disabled access is there for bars garden, restaurant and bedrooms? Thanks S
Hi There, we do have pretty good access to most of the pub and its dining rooms but I'm afraid to say the garden has steps leading to it from all angles which has made it difficult for us to configure for wheelchair access in particular. The Pub itself has good access for everyone and we have one room that has been designed with full wheelchair access. Please do call to discuss if you need any further information or to clarify any of the above. Many thanks Matt Goodwin The Ship
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Do any of the rooms have king sized beds? If so which ones and how much.? We liked our room overlooking the marshes but the bed was too small even though we were told on booking that it was king size. Also a headboard would have been nice as reading in bed was impossible as was watching television, as your head was up against metal rails.
Simple! Just ask the hotel!
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"We were in Hen Hill, comfortable but fairly small, there is a bath with shower attachment."
"The 'good' rooms are quite small but perfectly adequate, especially if you have a dog."
"Run fast if they say welcome to the Greyfriars suite!"
"Nothing to add"
"We paid £140 for a "luxury double" and I have had better rooms for half the money elsewhere so take your pick."
US$75 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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