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The Ship Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Holy Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“great place to stay”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

my first time on holy island, we stayed at the ship inn, our stay was fantastic, all the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about what to do, where to go, and what to see on the island, the remote beaches and walks, were out of this world, the seals, the views all were brilliant.

we had room 4, which was perfect for us, en suite too. the food was out of this world, we can recommend the cooked break fast and the crab and prawn starter.

we would recommend this hotel, and would gladly stay here again, thanks shane and tracy

Room Tip: all the rooms were good
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Great Food at this great place. They made a starter into a main meal for me which was really good of them. The menu is not amazing but it is good food. The staff are really welcoming and accommodating.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I stayed here for two nights and found it to be very good. After I'd booked it I wondered if it would be noisy given that it is a pub. However, although I heard people a little bit early in the evening it wasn't loud and by 10.30 it was quiet. Staff were cheerful and pleasant. Evening meals seemed to be a bit more expensive than normal for 'pub-grub' but that was probably because it was on an island. Overall, I had a good time and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

After last visiting the island over a decade a go, I decided to visit with my parents who go yearly. We received a lovely warm welcome from the owners on arrival, and were promptly shown to our rooms. I was staying in room 4, which is compact (as described on the website) but perfectly formed. The ensuite was large and spotlessly clean, and the tea and coffee making facilities were kept well stocked.
The food and in the pub below was excellent; the breakfast was cooked to order and of high quality, and we ate there every evening, the beef and ale pie was especially delicious! The staff in the pub were very warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, a quick guide through the whiskey selection from Andrew certainly wet my appetite for the following couple of nights!
Yes the building is old and in some ways quirky, but that provides the character, and the prices are higher than you would find on the mainland, but that's just simple economics of supply and demand.
I would whole heartedly recommend!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Such welcoming staff - even went to trouble of getting husbands favourite drink from mainland. Rooms excellent and evening meals most enjoyable. Everyone friendly and attentive. No complaints and would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

My husband and I recently returned to The Ship as we do every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We actually got married on the Island and had our wedding lunch and evening celebrations in The Ship - we could not have chosen a better venue!

Andrew, Janice and all The Ship staff looked after us incredibly well! They pay the same level of attention and customer service to everyone who visits the pub, regardless of whether they're room guests or not.

It's such a shame to read negative reviews here but of course, everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. All I would say to anyone who's thinking about visiting the Island and going to The Ship is please don't let these negative opinions put you off. The Ship staff and owners are so friendly and welcoming when they are treated with the respect they deserve!

From personal experience, we cannot recommend them enough and we just love our annual trip to The Ship on Holy Island. If we were closer we'd go more often and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else on the Island.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally lovely but we have a soft spot for Room 3 which is beautifully decorated and h...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

An excellent evening after a long day walking the island . Food very good with excellent service from the staff. Beer well kept and very tasty. Surprised at some of the reviews on here as we could not find fault.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Ship Inn
Address: Marygate, TD15 2SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Holy Island
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Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Holy Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Ship Hotel Holy Island
The Ship Inn Holy Island, Northumberland

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