Smugglers inn is a pawfect getaway
8th February 2017
Jenny Green, fromnewspaper says “smugglers inn is a pawfect getway”. Here is what she thought of her visit to The Ship at Dunwich…
What’s it like?
A cosy country pub with rooms. Think roaring log fires, real ales and an unfussy atmosphere.
The Ship was once a smugglers’ haunt but is now a haven for dog walkers. There was a constant procession of pets in the rustic bar, which our Westie pup Ernie loved.
Rooms any good?
Lovely. We stayed in Seafields, a marsh-view family room with a double and twin beds upstairs.
The room had a retro radio, TV and lush White Company toiletries.
The complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits were a nice touch and Ernie was made to feel as welcome as the human guests, too.
Bedroom at The Ship at Dunwich
Eat here or grab a pizza?
The Ship has a rosette for its food and is also in the 2017 Good Pub Guide. We couldn’t get enough of the home-made Scotch eggs (there’s even a veggie version) and the sticky toffee pudding is to die for.
Ernie joined us for dinner in the conservatory and got lots of fuss – and biscuits – from the friendly staff.
The Suffolk Heritage Coast is right on your doorstep. There’s a great dog-friendly beach just minutes away and countless walking trails. RSPB Minsmere and the charming town of Southwold are also close.
So you’d go back?
Definitely. Pubs as dog-friendly as this are rare.