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“Excellent food in restaurant but overpriced mediocre accomodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ship Inn

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The Ship Inn
Certificate of Excellence
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food in restaurant but overpriced mediocre accomodation”
Reviewed 28 October 2011

Disappointed as £90 per night price tag and snazzy website suggested this was going to be a good quality b&b but our stay was decidedly average.
Room- average and mostly pretty clean. Officious notice in en suite regarding penalties for" misuse of the bathroom" . Shower had loads of mould around the sealant. Little bottles of toiletries were already half used- yuk! Pillows were well used synthetic ones and uncomfortable.
Breakfast- Served at grubby table in the bar area not the retaurant. Why? Cooked breakfast was smashing but spoilt by poor quality orange juice, lousy choice of cereals offered ( surely muesli isn't that difficult to obtain in 2011?), poor quality white sliced toast (when we asked for brown the response was discourteous to say the least!), and instant coffee grudgingly provided.
The restaurant is a different affair altogther- excellent food and chirpy helpful waitress. Brilliant but need to seriously up their game on the overnight stuff if they want to cultivate an up market image.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank traveller650
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theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review, 1 August 2012
So sorry to hear of your disappointment, if the items had been pointed out to us we would have endeavoured to put the situation right. Unfortunately we weren’t at the time! We pride ourselves on the cleanness of our rooms, bar, restaurant, kitchen & toilets, hence our maximum 5 star rating with the local authority. We are pleased that these visitors found our restaurant & food “Brilliant”

You can be assured that the comments have been noted and that other guests have scored our cleanness highly!
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

We stayed at the Ship Inn for two nights as we were doing a breadmaking course locally. The accommodation is of a high standard and clean and comfortable throughout. Breakfast is cooked to order and is excellent (top marks for good bacon and black pudding). Food in the restaurant is of an extremely high standard (this from someone who lives in London and eats at good/"great" restaurants regularly). The chef is very talented indeed and the quality of ingredients is top notch.
A key part of the appeal of the Ship is the staff; they are approachable, friendly and keen to engage; many five star hotels could learn an awful lot...
Newnham itself is a pretty little village with plenty to do in the surrounding area. Definitely a beautifully bucolic place. We will be back, without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

We stayed for two nights at the end of April and had room 5 with a four poster bed. Room was pleasant and very clean, as was everywhere in this inn. The owner and staff go as far as they can to accommodate you and are friendly, approachable and courteous. The evening meal and breakfast were of a high standard and not expensive. It is advisable to book to ensure a table at the weekends. They also do Sunday lunch which attracts a lot of custom from the local community. They have a garden out back with tables and seating and a very friendly happy dog called Milly ! The staff were keen for feedback and eager to hear of any issue that customers felt could be addressed to make for a higher level of comfort. We would stay again and felt it was a comfortable friendly home form home.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank VanessaBelfast
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Dorset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2011

we stayed at the ship inn to see the severn bore and it was a nice all round experience.
the restaurant and bar was good on a saturday night and restaurant was full so maybe need to book.
the river is a few minutes walk down a steep hill.
I would say the ship is best place to stay in the area.

Room Tip: good base to see severn bore
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Sussex
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75 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2010

We stayed 2 nights in Room 6. Large comfortable room, very clean. Staff were very friendly, the food was delicious and very reasonable. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Lal6661
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United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2010

We stayed here having stopped off and in Newnham. We were met by Mat who was extremely helpful and showed us the room. A sttndard style room you would expect with wardrobe, dressing table, TV, tea & coffee making facility and TV. It also had an ensuite bathroom with shower. All in all a very pleasant, clean and tidy room. We had B&B for 3 days. The breakfast were cooked to order and marvellous. We liked it so much that we didn't bother looking for anything else for our evening meals and ate there also. The evening meals were excellent and great value.
We will certainly go back again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Property: The Ship Inn
Address: High Street, Newnham-on-Severn GL14 1BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Newnham-on-Severn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Newnham-on-Severn
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ship Inn is situated in the High Street of the picturesque village of Newnham-on-Severn on the west bank of the river. Once well-known as a port, today the village is regarded as one of the favourable observation points for the Severn Bore. History of the village dates back to the Middle Ages.The Ship Inn with its recently refurbished rooms, all equipped with flat screen TVs, DVD players, Wi Fi internet access and superior finishes, is a great place to make a base whilst you explore the surrounding area.Some of the rooms have amazing views of the River Severn, a great place to see the amazing natural phenomenon of the Severn Bore!When you eat at The Ship Inn you’ll experience great tasting, well presented food … so good that you’ll want to return again and again like so many of our food loving diners and guests.All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. We endeavour to only use foods that are in season and only of the highest quality. ... more   less 
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