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The Ship Inn

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  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsthe pubburts beesrubber ducksmoked prawnsfish finger sandwichsmall double bedquirky placeroaring firelast minute bookingdecent sizeeggs benedictfull englishsunday lunchtea and coffeestayed for one nightshort staybreakfast was excellent
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Meal was lovely, great pub and nice decor, however the teapot stew was really tiny, we had to order a main to supplement it! Not worth £15.00 I would recommend the sharing plates, 3 of these with a side of chips is great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in this dog friendly ( a bonus) pub for a drink one Sun about 4pm recently . It’s just around the corner from the lovely old cobbled Mermaid Street. Was informed roasts were all gone as was bacon in case we wanted burger with...More

Thank Clive W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for an evening snack and a drink with a group of friends. Some of us had a selection of small dishes - reduced price if you have three of these. Wine a bit pricey, and the music a little loud, but the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service, however charging £4 for a bottle of water was a bit steep and spoiled what was otherwise a nice meal. My wife had a burger (cheese was also an extra!) The haddock in ale batter was the best I've ever had...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Ship on a particularly cold rainy day with our dog. Having been there many times in the past and enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere and friendly staff, we returned hoping for the same. Unfortunately not, the décor has changed, seemed...More

Thank suzanne o
Response from DianaTaylorTurner, General Manager at The Ship InnResponded 4 days ago

Hi Suzanne Thanks for the feedback - having just re-opened after a refurb we know we have some operational wrinkles to iron out. Your feedback on the small plates is taken on board and I’m only sorry the idea of it wasn’t communicated to you...More

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The Ship is in central Rye, at the bottom of Mermaid Street. Built in 1592, it was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. It is now a characterful pub, with beams, wooden floors & log fires. Open from eleven every day for freshly prepared food, local fish, Bloody Marys, real ales & organic cider. 10 comfy modern rooms (four of which are dog-friendly) - all with en-suite bath or shower. Children, dogs are especially welcome.
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US$ 87 - US$ 175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$ 87 - US$ 175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room & Suite (14)
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"We liked room 2!"
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"All rooms are quite small rooms are basic modern and clean with tea/coffee facilities and lovely warm towels."
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"Room 4 wasn't next to anyone else - it's also on the side of the building so quieter."
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"awful fish and chips"
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