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"More than anywhere, Dunwich embodies the elusive beauty of the Suffolk coast"

Vincent Crump, Sunday Times...

"Still one of the best escapes from London after more than 30 years - little has changed except it’s more comfortable now!"

Nick - London

Latest News

Pork belly recipe

2nd June 2015

Our Head Chef, Sam Hanison, shares his delicious pork belly recipe.


Help us name room 16 and win a stay!

23rd April 2015

We would like to ask all our loyal guests to help us name the new bedroom.


Springwatch and the sparrows

13th April 2015

Springwatch 2015 and the sparrows that live in our ivy


Ship ahoy- hotel and restaurant review by Places and Faces magazine

2nd November 2014

As you stand on the shingle beach at Dunwich in the driving rain, you cannot help but feel a bit like Kate Winslet in Titanic.


The Jill Anne- Suffolk’s iconic fishing boat takes permanent residence at The Ship at Dunwich

4th August 2014

The Ship at Dunwich, is now home to the Suffolk’s historic fishing boat the Jill Anne.


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The Ship at Dunwich - Suffolk hotel, pub & restaurant near Southwold

Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship at Dunwich, nestled in between Southwold and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, 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. When you visit The Ship at Dunwich, 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 The Ship at Dunwich 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, you're guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.

We have rooms suitable for families, as well as dog-friendly accommodation.

Click here to book a room at The Ship at Dunwich.