The Olde Ship Inn
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The Olde Ship Inn

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The way down to the little harbour from the hotel
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Main Bar at The Olde Ship Inn
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4.5
#1 of 2 hotels in Seahouses
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Seahouses, The Olde Ship Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Olde Ship Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Seahouses.

The Olde Ship Inn offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Lewis's Fish Restaurant, Trotters Family Bakers, and One Coffee 1, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for something to do, Longstone Lighthouse (0.6 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of The Olde Ship Inn.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, The Olde Ship Inn is sure to make your visit to Seahouses one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Main Street, Seahouses NE68 7RD England
Getting there
Good for walkers
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The Olde Ship Inn receives high marks for its spotless cleanliness and comfortable rooms, with some boasting scenic views. Nestled in a prime location near local attractions and the shoreline, this hotel's unique maritime charm adds to its appeal. While opinions on value vary, with some guests dissatisfied with extra costs, the amenities - especially the quality breakfast and pet-friendly policy - generally garner appreciation. Service at The Olde Ship Inn is predominantly warm and attentive, contributing to a memorable stay for many.
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liz n wrote a review Jul 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were camping a mile or so from Seahouses, and we cycled in looking for a drink. We were delighted to find that the Olde Ship had reopened. We went into the beer garden where the very helpful staff sbowed us a safe place to put our bikes.
Everything thing was carried out with safety in mind without making the experience like entering a post nuclear zone. Our drinks order was taken before we went through to the lovely garden overlooking the harbour, and served by waiting staff. Hand sanitizer was readily available and the WC was immaculate with alcohol gel stationed outside.
A most enjoyable experience, good beer, fantastic location and great staff. We hadn't been to a pub since March, and we couldn't have wanted better.
Many thanks for reopening. All the best for the rest of the summer.
Stay safe.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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davidmlowe wrote a review Oct 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first break away with Mrs L since early 2019 so I was very much looking forward to it. I was recommended this place by a friend and I was not disappointed. Let’s start with the whole Covid 19 first ... the olde ship was spotlessly clean and everyone we saw was observing the social distancing and the track and trace. There are also very nice glass dividers in the bar area which are in keeping and actually provide a cosy little corner for most. We stayed in room 2 which has a lovely four poster bed and everything one needs in a room. It also has nice views over the bay. The room heating was lovely and warm and controllable and again it was very clean. Breakfast and dinner here was very good especially the fish n chips and the smoked fish chowder. If I can do a separate review for the restaurant I will as I would highly recommend it as we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here, and all excellent. The key thing I feel which is most important is the staff working here at the ship inn everyone was extremely welcoming and service throughout our stay was superb, whether getting something for the room, in the bar or restaurant all the staff were brilliant. You could tell they work as a team and it shows and the owners should be very proud of them and themselves. I would highly recommend the olde ship inn
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine S wrote a review Aug 2021
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fab experience. We popped by Seahouses, after being let down at Bamburgh Castle. We'd heard a lot of good things about this Inn, but on reaching it, just before 6pm on a Sunday, and full of customers,we didn't think we had a chance. However the, staff, although rushed off their feet, and down on numbers (so we were told), found us a spot, made sure it was sanitised, and provided us with menus and instructions for ordering.
Food started at 6pm, we placed our order at 5.50, and dinner was in front of us by 6.05pm Brilliant!

Fish and chips, gammon, egg and chips, and a pizza, it was all really good. As were the desserts. The other even got to enjoy a taste of his favourite Black Sheep beer.

Excellent service, excellent food, friendly staff; and a pub the oozes character. The only thing that made me feel slightly uncomfortable was when going into the main bar to order food and drinks we were the only ones wearing face masks (staff or punter), although most people were either sitting or standing at the bar to enjoy their drinks, and it made me feel ever so slightly uncomfortable by everyone staring at me.

We weren't the only ones in the whole place, but definitely the only ones in the bar with masks.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Book to be safe, although you may be lucky.
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Ellag wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my boyfriend visited for lunch today hoping for a nice affordable meal. The place was massively over crowded with no one following social distancing rules outside. We ordered cheese sandwiches as we are both vegetarians, costing £5 each. The sandwiches came on white cheap sliced bread without butter, with grated orange cheese. On the side the ‘garnish’ included 5 crisps and a very budget ‘salad’. We also ordered diet cokes and these were definitely non branded coke. The table service was a ridiculous system as well, with the waiters shouting out table numbers every 5 minutes rather than having a table number system. Overall it was incredibly disappointing and over priced and I wish I’d have gone to the Co-Op.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anthony B wrote a review Aug 2020
United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Little to no recognition of C19: not asked to register on entry (I did as I happened to find a QR sign in; staff not wearing masks, shared menus, a biggie: one hand towel in the toilet for all to share; few gel stations; little if any social distancing. Also on the .gov site for the Dine Out to Help Out scheme as the picture but only upon arrival informed that the Government had made a mistake in registering them. Finally some of the food was not great; the steak was stringy and fish undercooked.

Fair to say as frequent visitors to Seahouses we won't be returning which is a shame as the beer garden and pub look great.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alison C wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've recently spent two nights at The Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses with my daughter and our small dog. We stayed in 'The Bungalow' where dogs are welcome. The accommodation was clean, spacious, warm, comfortable and enjoyed a view into the harbour where we saw a beautiful sunrise over the sea on our first morning.
I last stayed here 25 years ago and although there have been several additions to the premises the hospitality , service and quality has not changed.
There is an extensive menu for breakfast and I can recommend the Full English and the Eggs Benedict, there was little room for anything else for the rest of the day. The restaurant staff were extremely attentive without being overbearing and went out of their way to accommodate visitors and their canine companions.
Although dogs are not allowed in the main bar which is understandable due to the layout and size there is an area to sit indoors and have a drink and a large seating area outside. There is a small dining area attached to the restaurant where diners with dogs can eat.
This was a truly enjoyable break, I only wish we'd been able to have a longer stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michele L wrote a review May 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The dining options in Seahouses are fairly limited so maybe we should have been wary when we were told we didn’t need to have a reservation. We had been told that dogs were allowed in the bar but future visitors be aware they are not! There is a ‘back room’ which we were directed to in a very rude manor by a woman serving drinks. In this very cramped room tables had not been cleared and were left piled with dirty crockery for 20 minutes after our arrival. Again, we should have been alerted by the quantity of food left on the plates.
My husband and I both ordered the roast dinner which , when served, was swimming in gravy, disguising the fact that most of the meat was, in actual fact, fat! The gravy had an overpowering flavour of pepper which I found totally unpalatable. The Yorkshire Pudding was very dry and tasteless and the roast potato was dehydrated, hard to cut into and had an unpleasant powdery texture.
We certainly won’t return to this establishment in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian H wrote a review Feb 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in hotels across the world but this little inn snuggled next to the harbour at Seahouses I consider to be one of my favourites. It does not offer gyms, saunas, whirl pool baths but it does offer, friendliness, warmth and a cosiness that is hard to beat.
The inn has been such since 1810 having originally been a farmhouse since 1745 and age gives it a character and quirkiness all of its own
The downstairs is a small warren of the bar and various large and small snugs or "cabins" to have a more private conversation. The bar and passageways are festooned with sea going and fishing momentos and paraphernalia which are both interesting and point to the long association the inn has with the village's fishermen.
The dining room is downstairs where the food is tremendous and good value. The full English breakfast is to die for as are the hog roast sandwiches on the evening menu. The waiting, bar and cleaning staff are always cheerful and willing to to go 'the extra mile' and of course all areas are spotlessly clean.
Our room was on the first floor with a lovely view across the harbour and out to the Farne isles and Lindisfarne where Vikings first came to Britain in the 9th century and where St Cuthbert was Abbot.
The highlight of this inn though is the bar. Small and cosy with a real, open fire - it is the epitome of what many people would consider to be a good, traditional pub. The walls and ceilings again are covered in various maritime related momentos and thankfully there is no juke box or piped music to disturb the hum of conversation and the clink of glasses.
I really can't find any fault with this inn. The stairs have a rather sharp and narrow bend that some less mobile guests might struggle with but again the staff are very helpful in taking guests' bags upstairs for them. Parking is very limited but there is a large council car park nearby.

So we had a wonderful 3 night stay in the a cold bleak February, weather which was easily forgotten in the warmth and comfort of the Old Ship Inn
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lexidove wrote a review Jul 2022
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited on a busy evening at about 6.30. We had read it was dog friendly but there are lots of little rooms and dogs are only allowed in the back rooms and outside.
Quirky pub with lots of ales, lagers, ciders and spirits to choose from.
All the staff were friendly apart from the awkward, cantankerous older female server at the bar. She made every stage of ordering difficult: questioning my drinks order, telling me I couldn’t order food, insisting on getting me a menu when I knew what I wanted. I could go on. I went into full on charm mode and annoyed her even further.
Another member of staff did roll her eyes at us and smile apologetically at her colleague’s rudeness.
Another two tables were also astonished at the rudeness of the bar server.
We had crab soup which was creamy with lots of crab and truly in deservation of its ’famous’ status.
The belly pork was also delicious and whilst not worth £17 for eating in a pub, every morsel was devoured.
I look forward to revisiting and should the very unpleasant employee have evaded the sack, I look forward to sparring with her on another day.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a table and take the name of the person you book with.
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Alison W wrote a review Jan 2024
North Wales, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have recently come back after a four night stay.
We are returners to The Olde Ship Inn and have not been disappointed as we did have some reservations after the change of management two years ago.
The strength of the Inn is most of the long standing staff are still there with their willingness to assist and their warm welcome does make it a unique venue.
Our room was spotless, excellent power shower as well as a bath and quality tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits and water replaced daily.
The breakfast is also of high quality and choice and the icing on the cake is they have not lost the personal touch as it is still waitress service and management take note, the first thing you are offered is a pot of coffee or teapot of tea. Not this “ do it yourself one cup at a time malarkey “ that 5 star hotels are offering.
It was pleasing that no dogs are allowed in the main bar nor in part of the restaurant, not everyone wants to share their meal with barking and slobbering animals.
The menu choices were adequate and we ate in twice with no complaints.
We have noted previous comments re noise carrying through the rooms, but this is an old building and we were mindful to keep our voices down but, had no issue during our stay.
The only observation I would make is that the new management have prioritised staff over guests in respect of parking.
We will gladly return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The main bar is a treasure trove of nautical memorabilia.
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Debbie H asked a question Apr 2022
87 contributions37 helpful votes
Do they do Sunday Roasts and what time do they stop serving?
57traceyf asked a question Jul 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom23 contributions12 helpful votes
Is there a children's menu for evening meals?
Answer from carols60
northumberland30 contributions8 helpful votes
hi sorry i am not sure
Mauree n stan asked a question Feb 2019
2 contributions
Do you have ground floor rooms/lift
Answer from 646GeoffS
Oxford, United Kingdom117 contributions129 helpful votes
Ground floor rooms in annexe
Answer from DGS3223
Seahouses, United Kingdom
Hi there are a choice of ground floor rooms please give us a call to check availability 👍
judith88 asked a question Apr 2017
Blackburn, United Kingdom178 contributions8 helpful votes
Is it necessary to book for evening meal over Easter weekend? Thankyou
Answer from DGS3223
Seahouses, United Kingdom
Hello, Yes please book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can call us on 01665 720200.
Bob B wrote a tip 9 Jul
9 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking at the Inn means you'll have to park some distance away in a public car park , and buy tickets betweem 8am and 6pm"
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Maggied1957 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Livingston, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go early to get parked"
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Katherine W wrote a tip Jun 2024
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The door is difficult and idiosyncratic to lock - we needed to get the receptionist to show us twice!"
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George D wrote a tip May 2024
newcastleupontyne1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The bar area is small but enough areas to seat around."
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Jane A wrote a tip May 2024
Deal, United Kingdom21 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid room 4"
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PRICE RANGE
£126 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandNorthumberlandSeahouses
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Olde Ship Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Olde Ship Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swallow Fish (0.1 miles), The Ocean Club (0.2 miles), and Schooner Inn (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Olde Ship Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Olde Ship Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Olde Ship Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Olde Ship Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elan Pizzeria , Seahouses Café, and Black Swan Inn.
Is The Olde Ship Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the centre of Seahouses.
Are there any historical sites close to The Olde Ship Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Longstone Lighthouse (0.6 miles), Beadnell Harbour and Lime Kilns (2.4 miles), and Grace Darling Memorial (3.2 miles).
Does The Olde Ship Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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