Stayed here for one night on the eve of a Coastal half marathon starting and finishing in the village. Was lucky to get a room as it quickly filled up. Stayed with my two dogs, one of whom was competing with me. M25 and A12 hell on a Friday saw me arrive later than I intended but the staff took time out of a busy evening service to show me my room and everything I'd need. My friends had already arrived and were about to order supper so I joined them, dogs are allowed in the dining room if well behaved, I appreciate that in a rural establishment. Food was great and reasonably priced. Room was cosy but very well appointed with lots of little extras which were very welcome. I was accommodated with a request for an early/sharp-ish breakfast. As I was only there for one night and the village was about to be over-run with competitors it wouldn't have been unreasonable for the landlord to refuse my request of leaving my car in their car park until after the race, but not only did he agree with a smile, but because my old dog wasn't racing I had to leave him sleeping in the car with the windows down but the landlord was happy to keep my key and even went out and checked on him a couple of times while I was racing. On a busy day for him with the pub crowded for lunch I was touched at his concern and assistance. A great location for walking on the beach or in the protected heathlands surrounding the village as well as just a great place to stay if you want to get away for a few days and enjoy good food and fresh air. I hope to come back very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship Inn isn't just a great place to eat, drink, relax and get away from it all – we like to think it's also part of a great story. Now a quiet, idyllic village surrounded by nature reserves, heathland and beach, only the romantic ruins of Dunwich monastery remain to hint at the fate of this once thriving medieval port claimed by the waves during a terrible storm. It's said you can still hear the peal of the church bells beneath the waves. While we can't guarantee that, there are certain, more earthly things we're always happy to provide… real ales, real food and a real fire. You will find: a great pub, home-cooked food in our restaurant, a cosy hotel with comfortable, traditionally furnished bedrooms, some with views across the sea or marshes. There is also an enormous garden dotted with fruit trees (including our 300 year old fig tree) and a beach that really is just a couple of minutes walk away. Whether you want to use it as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, The Ship Inn at Dunwich extends the warmest of welcomes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ship At Dunwich Hotel Dunwich
- The Ship At Dunwich Suffolk