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“What a wonderful quirky place.”
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The Ship Inn
Ranked #15 of 40 Rye B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“What a wonderful quirky place.”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

The first time we were just passing through and stopped in rye for dinner and found this place and I must say the food was wonderful but it was the quirky interior decor that we fell in love with. Then we found out that evening that they had rooms too.
A year on and I booked a room (No10) for a quiate weekend away and was not disappointed. Lisa greeted us upon arrival and were shown to our room by Theo who we're both very friendly and welcoming as were all the staff. The room was small but nice and cozy with a small bathroom (no bath but a
nice powerful shower) It was all nice and clean . There is a tv in the room but no digital tv in rye yet so only 4 channels (not even channel 5). However you can borrow a DVD player and DVD's should you wish.
We didnt eat there that night but breakfast was lovely with a good selection and all really good quality produce.
All in all a wonderful weekend and I suspect we'll be back.

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed here for three nights and couldn't fault the place. The staff are welcoming, the breakfast is lovely and the room was spacious and clean. Being dog and child friendly it was perfect for us and we hope to return in the near future.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Spent a lovely weekend in Rye and stayed at The Ship Inn. We had supper there on Friday night after checking in. Lovely food.
Breakfast the following morning was a revelation. Full English was excellent. The porridge and granola and muffin and Egg dishes were much enjoyed by my friends.
Rooms are well decorated and cool. We all enjoyed our stay. Only drawback was that the Hotel's internal broadband coverage was very sparse, our room had no coverage at all. Local 3G coverage is equally poor.
I loved the place and we've already planned to stay again at the end of the summer, surely a good sign.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Were made very welcome in this wonderfully quirky Old Inn. Staff very friendly, food brilliant and so much of it, Oh and great ales. All in all a great place to stay in this gem of an old English Town. Must visit again sometime.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2012

This place is difficult to review because it is great in some parts but poor in others.
Positives: Quirky , bright and friendly. Comfortable bed and good bathroom.
Negatives: Could be cleaner , on one occiasion my newspaper stuck to the sticky table!
Breakfast good but for dinner try Webbs or Hope and Anchor.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

My Girlfriend and I went to rye and were recommended to stay at The Ship Inn - we were not disappointed.

On arrival the staff were very friendly and showed us to our room. The room was quirky and had all the essentials with a lovely welcoming note.

We were very lucky that the weather was nice so we went and looked around the local town (the staff being very helpful in telling us the best places to go). However within The Ship Inn you could easily spend a day sitting enjoying the great atmosphere playing a range of different board games on offer as you tasted the selection of drinks behind the bar.

The evening we stayed and ate at The Ship Inn and again were thoroughly pleased with the selection and quality of the food - all fresh and well presented. We stayed on a Saturday night and the atmosphere in the pub was lovely, you could tell there were locals in the pub eating - which is always a good sign!!!

In the morning we were served a fantastic breakfast with complementary newspapers and magazines - a great start to the day!

All in all a wonderful weekend - a place to be visited again!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

A wonderfull, quirky place to stay. The rooms can be small, but the very comfortable bed makes up for it. Personel is very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Property: The Ship Inn
Address: Strand Quay The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ship is in central Rye, at the bottom of Mermaid Street. Built in 1592, it was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. It is now a characterful pub, with beams, wooden floors & log fires. Open from eleven every day for freshly prepared food, local fish, Bloody Marys, real ales & organic cider. 10 comfy modern rooms - all with en-suite bath or shower. Children, dogs & would-be pirates are all welcome. ... more   less 
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The Ship Inn Rye, East Sussex

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