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"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

Latest News

A good walk: Dunwich and Dingle Marshes

4th February 2016

Christopher Somerville, a travel writer, chose The Ship as his base to explore our stunning Suffolk Coast. He writes about Dunwich and Dingle Marshes in his ‘A Good Walk’ feature in The Sunday Times.


Getting ready for festivities!

16th December 2015

Suffolk at this time of the year is ringing with the sound of the shooting season, it’s no wonder that pheasants always have a slightly worried look on their faces.


November in Suffolk

26th October 2015

Autumnal goodness from Head Chef Sam Hanison


Dunwich Dig

4th August 2015

They've been digging up Dunwich again!


Dunwich, home to the best fish and chips and wildest beach in Suffolk

23rd July 2015

Condé Nast Traveller magazine named The Ship at Dunwich as the best place for fish and chips in Suffolk.


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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, home-cooked 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.

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All day dining is available at The Ship at Dunwich on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy our home cooked food from 12.00 to 21.00.