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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE SHIP AT DUNWICH
"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
Family fun near Dunwich this half term
13th February 2017
We are going to share The Ship’s 5 favourite places to visit near Dunwich that are perfect come rain or shine, giving you plenty to do this half term.
Smugglers inn is a pawfect getaway
8th February 2017
Jenny Green, a writer for The Sun newspaper says “smugglers inn is a pawfect getway”. Here is what she thought of her visit to The Ship at Dunwich…
Set sail for Suffolk
3rd February 2017
Matt Tyler, from Places & Faces magazine, headed to Suffolk’s Heritage Coast for an overnight break at The Ship at Dunwich. Here is what he said about his stay...
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.
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.
All day dining
We serve food all day every Saturday and Sunday at The Ship at Dunwich. Come and enjoy our delicious, home cooked food in our cosy bar, atmospheric dining room or enormous beer garden.
During Easter period enjoy all day dining everyday from the 3rd April – 23rd April 2017.