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“Do NOT stay here on a Saturday night especially if you require sleep!!”
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The Old Ship Inn
Ranked #38 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 September 2009

Quaint to look at as you drive down the high street but the best thing you could do would be to carry on driving and look for somewhere else to stay!!

Were not informed of the 24 hour liscence when rooms were booked. This in reality meant that while the live music ended at a reasonable time, the piped jukebox music went on BLASTING out until 3am and the noise from all the people drinking combined with this meant that sleep in the guest rooms (located directly above all the noise) was impossible.

When booking we were told that there was limited parking on a first come first served basis.....this translated as a narrow alley at the back of the pub with space for one to two cars at most. I opted to park else where away from the pub (limited options) and was glad that I did as the following morning saw piles of broken glasses where I would have had to park my car.

Rooms were clean and basic but getting to them involved clambouring up a cluttered staircase covered in paperwork, boxes and kids toys!

Breakfast was skipped (although not even offered) due to being so tired from the previous night's noise that we felt we could not stomach the thought of eating! This was compounded by the fact that as we walked through the Inn, it felt so dirty as our feet were sticking to the floor.

I would NEVER stay there again and certainly would not recommend it to a friend. I paid £120 for two rooms and had virtually no sleep.....possibly the worst £120 I have ever spent!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

Live music until midnight and juke box music blasting out until about 3.20 a.m. ensured that we didn't get to sleep. We were initially informed there was a live band when booking accommodation but we were not told the inn had a 24 hour license. Our purpose for staying there was not to party but to have a good night's sleep after a very early start that day. So tired in the morning couldn't face breakfast although we were not even offered breakfast. The rooms were basic though clean but the family room we stayed in required us to cross a corridor to go to the toilet or shower although classed as ensuite, not really ideal for a family with infants. This inn should never offer accommodation as it will always be impossible to sleep due to the 24 hour license, unless of course you're deaf!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Old Ship Inn

Address: 16 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #38 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range: £53 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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