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The Ship Inn & Hotel

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Dining (9)
Room & Suite (5)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Ship is a privately owned informal country pub, retaining country pub values and atmosphere, whilst offering good quality food, drink and accommodation.The Ship is a proper country pub, and as such has a number of traditional features mixed with plenty of modern touches. We offer a variety of quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The bar serves a varied & interesting selection of real ales, beers, traditional ciders and wines, while our accommodation offers five comfortable en-suite rooms. As featured in both The Good Pub Guide and The Good Beer Guide, The Ship’s unique ambience and stylish but warm décor, offers ample opportunity to relax away from it all, whether you’re simply dropping in for a drink, something to eat, or staying for business or pleasure.The Ship is an ideal base to explore the region and the nearby towns of Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham are all within easy reach. Local attractions include Stourhead House & Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, The Fleet Air arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum. Walkers can enjoy exploring the Stour Valley Way with its nearby footpaths, which pass through the picturesque Dorset countryside
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Excellent menu. Great quality food. Always busy so book ahead as one of the best in the area by far! Guest ales and a good wine selection to satisfy most drinkers. Oh and if you like gin more than enough choices to wet your whistle.
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We were taken to the Ship Inn on Christmas Eve. We had an early evening meal and were served in a timely manner. The food was beautifully presented and served by very friendly staff. We did not have starters so that we could manage a dessert from a fine menu. The Landlord took
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The Ship Inn is a proper pub, combined with a small restaurant and Hotel. The bar offers good well kept real ale, a variety of gins and quality wines. The atmosphere is pleasant and the locals welcoming. Food is outstanding be it breakfast or an evening meal. The menu uses
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this is only getting one star because of the state of the bedrooms if the review was on the restaurant alone it would get five. The bedrooms are in serious need of updating windows need looking at as they did not keep out the noise of the A30 and we asked to be moved to the
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Very welcoming and great food. Nice large room and, although on A30, traffic noise was not too bad. Only problem was finding the bathroom light switch in the middle of the night! The restaurant was obviously also popular with the locals.
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dogs are welcome in the bar only
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"Not stayed so unable to comment on rooms etc."
"some in front will suffer from the A30 noise because of badly fitting windows"
"Short rib beef is a must."
"South side."
"The design made for a comfortable acoustic experience !"
US$85 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandGillingham
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