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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This is the second time that we've stayed in the last 6 months, again as a result of an offer, and we will be happy to stay here again. We were in a bigger bedroom this time, overlooking the courtyard with two windows and the car park on the other side through another. We arrived during high winds, so were glad to find that the Ship offered its usual warm staff greeting and service. It's an old building, the windows don't fit properly - this is a nightmare for some and yet charm for others - some rolled up toilet paper did the trick to cut the draughts, but force was needed to close one window that the cleaning staff had left open for ventilation. Apparently a new chef had arrived, but we still found that the food was excellent. The beer was as good as ever, and a large choice of nice wines were available as usual. We arrived on a Sunday night and it was busy in the bar, particularly with dogs. We had no problem with this, especially as it's a decent sized area, and we noticed that anyone who wanted to eat still had the availability of two other dining rooms and the large conservatory. This time of year the huge beer garden was out of the question for the evening, but we enjoyed a lunch there. On the second night we decided to try the conservatory to see if previous criticisms were valid. Not so, there were heaters dotted around, so much so that I actually turned a couple of them off - if anything it was too warm. Mrs Hobo appreciated the ambiance - plenty of candles to create a romantic feel. We slept well, breakfast was excellent as usual. We enjoyed walks by the sea, around the village and up into the woods amongst the red deer. A trip to Minsmere is a must if you like that sort of thing as Mr Hobo does. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This was a business trip. I had checked the place out before booking and getting a very good deal.
I had a very pleasant room which was very comfortable, the wifi was good and there was the usual coffee tray which sported good quality biscuits. The bathroom was clean and good quality shower gel etc. Having read the menu I was looking forward to dinner. I managed to get a table in a pleasantly busy bar / restaurant. There was a good selection of well kept beer. I chose fish & chips, this was served quite quickly - only problem was the excellent fish was let down by the soggiest chips ever! I spoke to the bar person who said the problem was starchy potatoes. I don't get that...if the potatoes are no good..get different ones!
I slept well & the food returned to form with a first class freshly cooked breakfast.
To sum up ...just short of five stars, but I would return

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We've meant to write a review on The Ship every time we come, we've been here so many times but finally decided to get around to it this evening whilst actually sitting in the bar at The Ship, by the open fire with a very nice bottle of red wine, fabulous! We totally love this place, all the staff are so lovely and friendly, nothing is too much trouble! The rooms are simple in design but very comfortable, cosy and relaxing and extremely clean. One of the best things is the food, you won't get better 'pub food' anywhere, locally sourced meat, which my partner loves and the new chef is fantastic, always happy to produce a delicious vegan meal for me. The Ship is in the most gorgeous location right by Dunwich Beach and the walking in this area is stunning. We cannot recommend The Ship highly enough!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Ship is a great place to stay for a few days by the sea. Comfortable rooms, good food, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Excellent location on the coast with good walking north to Walberswick and Southwold and south to the National Trust coastguard cottages.
The pub is very dog-friendly which means that as many as five dogs were in the bar at one time during our stay - OK if you like dogs, not so good if you don't!

Room Tip: We stayed in a Marsh View "best" room. We do not know about other rooms.
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

A very friendly atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Great menu and quality locally sourced food. Lovely room which exceeded our expectations with a good shower and comfortable bed; spotlessly clean. Very accomodating to our Border Collie Fly who was also allowed to stay in our room. All in all, an excellent experience. Although we had been here before and used the bar area, we will most definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in 'Beacon Hill'. Good if you have a dog because it is at the back and right near the garden.
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