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The Old Ship Aground

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Room & Suite (28)
Dining (22)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Historic Harbourside Pub Inn & Hotel. A landmark building with its history of hospitality going back over 100 years. Our atmospheric restaurant and pub food experience will be very much 'River Cottage' style with Seafood, Fresh Fish, Local Farm Produce, Seasonal ingredients, Carvery, Kids Menu Not forgetting Celiac gluten free, dairy free lots of choice. If we cannot grow it or raise it on our farm, you can be sure it is locally sourced and the very best of quality. From home smoked bacon to our own baked breads you won't go hungry. Alfresco eating with beautiful scenic views. Great Beers & Wines. Cosy in winter with a real fire. Completely refurbished during the summer of 2013
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Harbour View
Great View


Full view
77Somewhat walkable
Grade: 77 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
99Room tips
Traveller rating
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Tucked away at the quiet end of town this Inn is a lovely little place to stay. We've been three times now. The food is always lovely, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff are extremely welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them. We also like it because we can
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Staying as a family at Butlins over Christmas, my husband and myself went for a lovely fresh Boxing Day walk The old ship aground was open , so we went in and had a lovely welcome by the 2 young men working there . As it was only just mid morning , we had a tea and coffee .
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If you come and stay at the old ship a ground which is a harbour side pub, you will have a comfortable nights sleep and good food, good beer. There are lots of things to do in the local area for young and old alike there are local shops near by. You will be pleasantly
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Good location and friendly staff.Good menue and well cooked.Service was good surroundings very pleasant fair parking but gets full up quickly can park on sea front but might involve a short walk to get to the pub.In summer very nice flower display outside of pub. A good
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Have just returned home after staying for one night. Really lovely location overlooking the harbour. Enjoyed the walk along the seafront to find the Old Ship on the harbour edge. Really interesting property and full of character. We stayed in room 9 which was a very large
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Lovely view over the harbour and seafront
Room large and spacious
Room in good decorative order and very clean
There is free parking,but, not much of it. It a very popular place
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You are allowed teddy bears in there though!
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Sorry no dogs here....
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On their website under "Our Rooms" , E.g. "double for Single Occupancy" you can enter your planned date/s for the room you'd like and the price will be provided. Or phone them direct, they were VERY helpful.
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"Room 9 if you want a good view"
"Room 8 & 9 have balconies and great views of the harbour"
"Balcony rooms are excellent with lovely views"
"Not sure there is any?"
"The harbour view is well worth it - especially on an early silent sunny morning."
US$93 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandMinehead
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