Locally sourced, seasonal

Eat/drink - dining at The Ship at Dunwich, Suffolk

The Ship at Dunwich, a traditional coastal pub and restaurant on the Suffolk coast, is a relaxed and unfussy place to unwind and enjoy scrumptious, seasonal menus accompanied by a range of local ales and beers or good wines.

Choose to dine in an old-fashioned bar with a nautical theme and crackling fire, bright conservatory or atmospheric dining room with scrubbed tables and fresh flowers. If you are a food loving sun-seeker take a seat amongst the cluster of fruit trees in our spacious beer garden or in the sheltered courtyard for some of the best al fresco dining on the Suffolk coast.

Head Chef, Liam Davison, has a great passion for wholesome food, done well and served with a touch of flair. Our ethos is to source high quality, seasonal ingredients from local producers, farmers and fishermen.

When visiting our restaurant at The Ship you will always find your favourites and some more adventurous choices on our menus. All local, fresh and hand-made by our talented chefs. Don’t forget to check the daily changing specials which often include freshly caught and skilfully prepared oysters, lobster or crab. Our lunch and dinner menus feature the very best of what is on our doorstep and showcase the finest flavours of Suffolk. The Ship also offers the perfect spot for a hearty Sunday lunch and serves some of the best roasts in Suffolk.

Whether you’re here for a delicious feast or simply a round of drinks in front of the roaring open fire, it’s the kind of place that offers a very warm welcome for all.

To book a table please contact our team on:
01728 648219 or info@shipatdunwich.co.uk

"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
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"I've got three words to say about old smugglers' haunt The Ship at Dunwich. Sticky. Toffee. Pudding. Miss it and live a life of regret. Also try the Blythburgh pork and black-pudding Scotch egg.”

The Suffolk Coast: all the best bits
Condé Nast Traveller

Restaurant opening times:

Monday to Friday

Breakfast 8.00am – 10.00am

Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Dinner 6.00pm – 9.00pm


Saturdays and Sundays

Breakfast 8.00am – 10.00am

Lunch and dinner 12.00pm – 9.00pm


Bar is open all day every day!

During school and summer holidays we serve food all day every day.



Good Beer Guide 2017


Good Pub Guide 2018


Food served at The Ship at Dunwich, Suffolk

Large dining room, Ship at Dunwich, Suffolk