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The Ship Inn

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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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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
58Room tips
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Spent two nights here. Rooms are very good value, large and comfortable. Staff are super friendly and even allowed us to store our luggage before we checked in and after we checked out. Breakfast was also very good, but just needs vegetarian alternatives on the full English.
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We stayed st the Ship Inn for 1 night as a base for exploring the town of Rye. The accommodation consisted of a double room with bathroom. While the room was 'compact' it was very well equipped with a comfortable double bed, bathroom with a bath (!) and a large wall mounted TV.
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We stayed here for a single night. The hotel was beautiful and the rooms and really clean as modern. Slept really well on the very large comfortable bed. Breakfast in the morning was amazing full English and cooked to order and local produce This is a really good place to
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Visited Rye for the first time today (Sat 19th) and my wife and I chanced upon The Ship Inn near the harbour. We have to recommend the haddock, chips and mushy peas - just delicious, so well cooked and presented.The mussels and oysters starters were also both excellent -
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Stayed here on the 10th Jan, what a lovely experience it was. The room was lovely and spotless and the bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get up. The breakfast was of excellent quality, was not expecting that. The staff are very pleasant and polite. Thank you for a
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Room 4
Room 4
Uns so sieht es wirklich aus: Der Flur erinnert eher an eine Jugendherberge; in der Dusche blüht
Uns so sieht es wirklich aus: Der Flur erinnert eher an eine Jugendherberge; in der Dusche blüht
What is Room 4 like?
"Book early to be sure of a good room"
"We did not stay at the hotel only had lunch"
"all great so take your pick"
"choose a room higher up - pub can get noisy with people outside. Corner rooms larger"
"We dined only"
US$55 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the ship hotel rye
United KingdomEnglandRye
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