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The Olde Ship Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Real beer, good solid food, open fire, comfortable accommodation and fantastic sea views. This place ticks all the boxes for us. We stayed in Lower Deck - four-poster bed from which we had amazing harbour and sea views as we sipped our tea. The room (more of a suite) was ideally equipped for our short break. Inn itself is quaint, warm and friendly, with great choice of well-kept ales. Food is good without being fancy. Wife enjoyed very good, simply cooked plaice one night, and juicy steak the next. My choices were less exciting but still well-cooked. All in all, an ideal place for a quiet escape - and good value too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Had good reviews and in good beer guide but as dog owners could not get in through the doors
.clear notice on doors to make sure not welcome. October in storms the garden not the best place. More friendly place around the corner with busy trade in people with dogs.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Have just returned from a three day break in this wonderful hotel, great food ,good beer ,comfortable clean room with lovely views and very friendly staff. Great location overlooking harbour with plenty of interesting items in the museum exhibits displayed throughout the hotel. Restaurant staff were excellent when informed of my dietary requirements. A lovely personal touch was a birthday card from the hotel waiting on my dinner table after my husband had mentioned in passing that our stay was a birthday treat.

Room Tip: We stayed in room " Harbour View A" Has it's own sitting room with nice view of the se...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Visited Seahouses back in August and felt compelled to return to stay here. When booking the 3 night stay the receptionist I spoke to was very apologetic for the fact that we would be in room 12 for 1 night and room 11 for the following 2 nights. We thought room 12 was lovely , with a glimpse of the harbour and a fantastic bathroom with power shower. However room 11...what a gem Big room with 2 windows one giving a good view of the sea....room for 2 easy chairs without a squash/ and a window seat, another fabulous power shower with a good sized bath which I took great advantage of. What could be better after a long walk along the coast on a blowy day , a soak in the bath with a good book,husband dispatched off to the bar ( poor man?!) for a few pints after bringing me a nice glass of rose. All the meals we ate including breakfast were efficiently and cheerfully served and couldn't be faulted. Rooms were well heated but easily controlled (I like a cold bedroom to sleep in ) Un- ending hot water and lovely fluffy towels, and leaf tea at breakfast with no fussy little packets of butter and marmalade are little things which made it nicer for me. Helpful friendly staff, always ready to engage in a bit of a chat. We will be back !!

Room Tip: Talk to the receptionist when booking, although we ended up with a room with twin beds (room 12 ) it...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This hotel oozes old world charm and yet our bedroom with its exposed stone walls, its beams, tastefully appropriate decor and large four poster also offers every contemporary comfort - wifi access, a good mattress, an abundance of soft towels, a good shower, a good bath and plenty of hot water. Dinner on the two evenings we ate in the restaurant was beautifully cooked and the menu varied. Breakfast was equally good.

Service in the restaurant on both evenings was friendly and efficient. Serving breakfast items such as cereal, fruit juice and fresh fruit as part of a buffet would release the single waitress to deal with the cooked breakfast items. Additional staff on mornings when the restaurant is full might also help. With space at a premium throughout the hotel it is probably wise to encourage dining guests to order drinks in the lounge next to the dining room. However, when both bars are full it is also necessary to ensure that waiting staff are on hand to serve drinks in the lounge from at least 6-00p.m. onwards. However, none of this detracted from a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Room five is large, comfortable and beautifully decorated with a spacious bath and shower room. Howe...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

While staying in the area, someone recommended this pub for food, saying it was the best in the town so we popped down on a Friday evening. It was packed! I haven't seen such a popular pub for years (I live in the S.E where pubs are closing as fast as you can blink). We squeezed in and were lucky to get the last available table in the pub restaurant, I don't know if it's always like that but if you go, book first just in case!
The food was just a tiny bit more than we usually spend, but the meal was well worth it, really nice, and attractively presented. We enjoyed a memorably delicious lamb casserole for mains, vegetables were just how we like them with a slight 'bite' to them but not firm or half-cooked and the staff were very friendly and very helpful, especially when you consider how busy it was. We loved the atmosphere too, just as the best pubs used to be when I was young!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We had Sunday lunch in The Olde Ship Hotel and the roast was appalling and over priced. The starter of vegetable soup was void of any taste, or seasoning, as was the roast beef main, in fact the beef was actually cheap stewing beef which fell apart on the plate. The addition of only one roast potato, and a thin slither of parsnip made the meal a rip off. The menu is very limited with no vegetarian options listed on the mains menu.

The staff however were all friendly and accommodating. The chef really needs to taste the food prior to serving

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Olde Ship Inn

Address: Seahouses NE68 7RD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Seahouses
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Price Range: £41 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olde Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Olde Ship Hotel
The Olde Ship Inn Seahouses, Northumberland

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