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Guest reviews of The Ship at Dunwich

Thinking about booking a room at The Ship? We think you'll love every minute of your stay but don't just take our word for it. Here are some guest reviews from our satisfied customers:

Cosy, cute, warm and friendly

Very friendly on arrival, shown to a lovely cosy and clean room. Cannot fault this lovely little Inn at all. Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy. Very comfortable bed. Excellent food in the evening in sweet little dining area (there are other areas for eating too) and a delicious breakfast with plenty of choice in the morning. Just the perfect place to relax! Dunwich is very cute.
December 2016

I'll be back

I have stayed here 5 times now and will be back again in is a very special place. The rooms and staff are delightful; nothing is too much trouble and you and your four legged friends are made to feel very welcome.
The food and beer are excellent both in quality and quantity! And then there is the setting...moments from a wild, windswept beach, the Dingle marshes and beautifully,positioned in a quiet nook between Southwold and Aldeburgh.

November 2016

Fantastically dog friendly 

We stayed in the converted out buildings for 2 nights with our Labrador, we absolutely loved it. The staff were so friendly and helpful, food and beer was lovely and the atmosphere was great. It was very busy all weekend but the service was fantastic, they even rang me before the stay to see if I wanted to reserve a table for dinner as they were getting booked up on the Saturday night, very considerate. The dog was made to feel very welcome by all staff which meant we could relax at meal times, even breakfast. There's lots of different rooms to eat in, the conservatory is especially nice in the mornings after a walk on the beach. We can't wait to go back, thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome.

September 2016

Suffolk's hidden gem!

What a fantastic place to stay. Brilliant location for walking and discovering Suffolk's beautiful villages and coast line. From the minute you arrive you are made to feel like it is your home away from home. Roaring fires, local beers, dog friendly, beautiful bedroom over-looking the marshes and all for a good price! What more can you ask? The staff are so very friendly with nothing being too much trouble. Dinner and breakfast was amazing and great to see so much local produce and home grown food used. It has to be one of the most wonderful, relaxing places that we have stayed in a long time. Love it and will be back very, very soon. Thank you

March 2016

Sad to leave

We just returned from a last minute break to The Ship in Dunwich, and are already looking forward to returning. We chose it as a base to explore the area, and also because it is dog friendly, and we were very glad that we did. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our room. We stayed in a "good" room, which was plenty big enough for us and our 2 dogs, very comfortable and well appointed, and spotlessly clean. There is a big garden behind the hotel, you are right next to the beach and have access to endless beautiful walks. You are welcome to eat with your dogs in the bar, and we did this both nights of our stay. The food is all delicious, very generous portions and well priced. There is also a good wine list. Breakfast was also delicious and generous. We wanted for nothing during our stay, and hope to become regular visitors.

November 2014

A very dog friendly pub and restaurant

Just back from a long weekend in Dunwich. We ate at The Ship Inn on Friday and Sunday nights. We found the staff friendly with a "no problem you have a huge dog with you" attitude. The food was above average I'd say and with the great location, just a few steps from the sea, I would highly recommend it.

October 2014

Simply Splendid

A delightful country hotel/pub with a fantastic atmosphere ideally situated in sleepy Dunwich. This is the second time I have stayed here and would thoroughly recommend if one is looking for excellent food, well presented in simple style restaurant. Ideally situated close to spend time at Minsmere RSPB reserve. The bedroom I choose is in the courtyard, simply furnished with white cotton bed linen with The White Company toiletries.
Bring your Dogs and enjoy the beautiful Suffolk Coast and countryside

June 2014

Nice place, shame about the football!

We stayed here for two nights, last week, using it as a base for visiting the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. No 'reception' when we arrived, but the bar seems to double up with that role. The barman fetched our key, gave us a brief tour and took us to our room. Clean, comfortable and equipped with hairdryer, kettle etc but no fridge or safe. My guess is that those aren't really necessary in rural Suffolk. Good, fast wifi connection.

We had our evening meals in the bar & very good they were. And the English breakfast kept us going all day, with just the lightest of snacks midday.

All the staff were pleasant and friendly without being always 'inyourface'. The location was brilliant for visiting Minsmere. We also had a couple of evening walks around Dunwich.

Our only problem was that after dinner on the second evening we went back to our room and watched England being beaten by Uruguay in the World Cup. And we can't blame The Ship for that!

All in all, I can understand why the BBC used The Ship when they were filming Springwatch.

June 2014

Another great stay

Have just come back from another lovely weekend at The Ship. Such a relaxing atmosphere, lovely food, really welcoming staff. We've stayed here about half a dozen times now, and this definitely won't be the last.

June 2014

Great few days away

We stayed as a couple on Monday 8th July for 2 nights. The welcome was relaxed and friendly. Great out of the way location which is what we were looking for. We had the attic room which was cool even on a warm day. Lovely bed and plenty of hot water. We ate both nights in the Ship. Menu great and the food was well balanced and varied we had the scotch egg with black pudding both nights as so good. Locals all friendly and will be going back.

July 2013

rustic courtyard at The Ship at Dunwich, hotel, restaurant & pub in Suffolk

Bedroom shot with lit lamps at The Ship at Dunwich hotel in Suffolk

Beach huts in Southwold near The Ship at Dunwich hotel in Suffolk

Plate of home cooked food at The Ship at Dunwich restaurant & pub on the Suffolk coast