Out of the woods
Enjoy a special menu that shouts Suffolk in autumn
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The Jill Anne story
From the beach to the beer garden...
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We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic team members.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE SHIP AT DUNWICH
"The pick is The Ship at Dunwich, a little pub with rooms that dishes up huge portions of fried fish - cod, haddock or plaice - with some of the finest chips in the land. Washed down with a glass of Adnams Southwold Bitter, this comes close to heaven."
The UK’s Best Fish and Chips Condé Nast Traveller
"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
Meet our Assistant Manager, Kim Bennett
28th September 2017
We catch up with out Assistant Manager, Kim Bennett, to find out a bit more about her, The Ship and her love for Suffolk.
Meet the Chef
24th July 2017
Editor of The Suffolk Resident magazine, Georgia Watson, has met with our new Head Chef, Liam, to find out more about his plans for The Ship.
Let's get social
3rd July 2017
Not all good things must come to an end. When you pack your bags, check-out and head back home you can keep up to date with what’s happening on the Suffolk coast and here at The Ship. Stay up-to-date by liking our social media pages and find out about all the goings at The Ship and more.
24 hours on the Suffolk coast
7th June 2017
Are you visiting The Ship at Dunwich for a night and wondering what to do with your time while at the Suffolk coast? We have shared what we think is the best way to spend your 24 hours on the Suffolk coast.
New Head Chef at The Ship at Dunwich
11th May 2017
The Ship at Dunwich, is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Head Chef, Liam Davison. Liam is familiar not just with The Ship’s kitchen and the team but also all that the inn stands for.
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, seasonal 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.