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The Ship Inn

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Strand Quay The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB England
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#18 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Rye
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The Ship is in central Rye, at the bottom of Mermaid Street. Built in 1592, it was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. It is now a characterful pub, with beams, wooden floors & log fires. Open from eleven every day for freshly prepared food, local fish, Bloody Marys, real ales & organic cider. 10 comfy modern rooms (four of which are dog-friendly) - all with en-suite bath or shower. Children, dogs are especially welcome.
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Car0l123 wrote a review Dec 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom11 contributions11 helpful votes
Returned to The Ship on a Sunday evening having stayed before. We were very happy to have been upgraded to a Suite which was so unexpected and most luxurious. We had everything we needed for an extremely special stay ... We ate in the pub and would recommend the food, the restaurant is popular and was very busy but Christian the Manager fitted us in. The breakfast was one of the best we have had and such good quality. Rye is lovely place to visit.. See you again in 2021!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: We’ve stayed in two, both good. The suite was lovely!
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Mrs T wrote a review Nov 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom34 contributions29 helpful votes
Really good pub food Very good covid measures. Felt safe I'd recommend the thai curry...good service too Really clean friendly staff. Rye is a good place to visit but probably just half a day, not as much there now as used to be
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bishopross9 wrote a review Oct 2020
London22 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights. Location is fantastic and room was clean, nice size and full sky with movies and sports was a nice touch. Staff also very friendly, However I would not recommend for food at all. Breakfast was average but comes with stay, but do not come here for dinner. Fish and chips was quite poor and small, the thai veggie curry was essentially a watery bowl of green beans and boiled rice. A shame as with a decent chef would this would be a very good pub and b and b.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christian Thwaites, General Manager at The Ship Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the hotel. I am concerned however to read your comments regarding the food. We pride ourselves on the food that we provide so I am sorry that on this occasion it fell short. If you find yourself back in Rye, please do let me know.
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Ely-Macs wrote a review Oct 2020
Ely, United Kingdom427 contributions47 helpful votes
Very comfortable and cosy (if a bit too warm). Good bar ambience, very polite service and range of drinks. Great breakfasts. Room well appointed and very clean. Very little street noise. Handy parking right adjacent (£7 day). Very good position for enjoying town - right at bottom of historic Mermaid Street. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christian Thwaites, General Manager at The Ship Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and we look forward to welcoming your back at The Ship Inn
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AnnieM1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom428 contributions248 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in this is well-placed Inn in Rye. The pub/restaurant was very good and we enjoyed dinner, breakfast and a few drinks during our stay. The staff were all great too. However, the room was the smallest room we have ever stayed in and we are fairly well travelled. We also experienced a problem with the lock on the bedroom door, which definitely needs attention!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Christian Thwaites, General Manager at The Ship Inn
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant and your time at the In. Please note that the lock has now been fixed on the room that you stayed in, sorry for the inconvenience this caused during your stay.
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US$103 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ship Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ship Inn?
Nearby attractions include The School of Wizards & Witches (0.04 miles), St. Mary's Parish Church (0.1 miles), and Kino Rye (0.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to The Ship Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rye Waterworks Micropub, The Grapevine Champagne & Piano Lounge, and The Fig.
Is The Ship Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Rye.
Are pets allowed at The Ship Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ship Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Mary's Parish Church (0.1 miles), Mermaid Street (0.05 miles), and Lamb House (0.10 miles).