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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Called in here for the first time at lunchtime. Place is clean and typically done out as a modern gastro pub. On this occasion they had their 'Burger day' so I opted for a beef burger with chunky chips. Toppings are 50p per topping extra. Waited about 45 minutes for food to arrive during which time saw the chef chatting...

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Good place to enjoy a drink and bar lunch/dinner, was kept clean and bar staff made you feel comfortable good selection of ales, and a basic pub menu but cooked as you like, situated in a nice area worth a visit

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Hull, UK
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Four of us stayed for a night in a family room before catching the ferry next day. We were in a first floor room, and there was plenty of character - sloping walls and floors, creaky corridors etc - made a nice change from a prefabricated modern hotel. Everything was clean in our room, with a compact but practical en-suite...

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Thank matandsu
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had a lovely time at this little pub which was a well-known smuggler’s haunt of yesteryear. The room was a hike up a few flights of stairs – no worries as we left most of our belongings in the car – but we were happy with it. It was clean, there were tea/coffee facilities, a wardrobe and a big...

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Arrived Saturday..shown room in attic up extremely steep stairs. Very low ceiling. Very noisy as hot and windows had to be left open. Fully booked ..no alternatives. Had to beg evening meal..even as resident. .fitted us in at 8.45pm. On doors sign "no food tommorow " Sunday. Told bar would be open..no..locked without explanation..no food and no bar at point...

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Thank JAMES C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2015

A pub situated in its own ground, minutes walk away from Dymchurch village and St Mary's Bay. Nice landlords, and welcoming. Rooms very basic ( hence the low tariff) but clean. facilities to eat in. I needed an early breakfast on the Saturday, but they only started from 08.30. (You pay an extra £5)

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Thank Shivilino
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The Ship Inn is a quirky pub, but that adds to its ambiance. Beautiful sandy beach just 5 mins walk away. Small bar relatively empty. Large restaurant where the food was excellent and cheap - On a Saturday 2 steaks and a bottle of wine (good) for £25. The room was spacious and clean, bathroom and toilet a bit small...

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Thank Gordon B
Chessington, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Old inn ,smugglers theme with creaking floors,massive car park and attentive staff. Clean room en suite bath plenty of piping hot water,nice full english breakfast well worth the £5 extra served in a pleasant dining room. Good Value for money overall, only stayed the one night, live music on Fridays by all accounts. Near to excellent sandy beach opposite village...

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Thank Alan T
near folkestone kent
Reviewed 28 May 2015

There isn't too much say, simply a friend and I were looking for a good pub for lunch with parking, we drove into the car park and went into the pub which was pretty empty. An empty pub of course is not a good sign but we were running out of time. The service was excellent with full marks for...

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Thank treweek
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

what a lovely place to stay made to feel very welcome on arrival, family room was clean and fresh, comfy beds and well decorated great food to be had and dogs joined us for breakfast where they were given sausages, much to their delight right next to the beach, perfect for long weekend walks

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ship Inn is steeped in nearly 600 years of history and is a lovely venue for a drink with friends or a traditional home cooked meal in our Restaurant or bar, accommodation in one of our 8 rooms, some ensuite. The Ship has a restaurant and two bars where traditional home cooked food is made by our new talented Chef. We always aim to make the most of Local Produce. At the Bar we have a good selection of Real Ales and Fine wines alongside premium lagers and bottled beers. Russell Thorndike weaved The Ship Inn (his local) into his famous Dr Syn novels. The Ship is alive with Dr Syn art and character. We have a collection of Dr Syn related merchandise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Address: 118 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dymchurch
Price Range: £40 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Ship Inn Dymchurch, Kent
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“Long climb upstairs if you get a room up the top”
 of 5 bubbles JoHox, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the right of the corridor have a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Shivilino, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms are ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles alant224, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“if you have dogs, choose the family room, plenty of space for all”
 of 5 bubbles markpW9030SN, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“The attic rooms have quite steep stairs”
 of 5 bubbles ianl938, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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