A warm welcome

  • Mother's Day menu

    11th March 2018

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  • Festive break

    Christmas and New Year 2018

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  • The Jill Anne story

    From the beach to the beer garden...

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  • Spring offers

    Stay by the sea

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  • Careers

    We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic team members.

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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

From Suffolk field to our restaurant

12th December 2017

Our wild game is sourced from Maisebrooke Farm Shop at Shipmeadow near Beccles, which is just 16 miles from The Ship at Dunwich. We visited the owners Jo and David, who run the busy farm shop themselves, and asked few questions to get to know them and what they do.


Winter on the Suffolk coast

8th November 2017

The warm weather may be gone but now is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery, cosy scarves and roaring fires. You will never be short on things to do in Suffolk whatever the season. While Suffolk is a popular summer destination, you will get a completely different experience when heading here for a winter break.


Meet our Assistant Manager, Kim Bennett

28th September 2017

We catch up with out Assistant Manager, Kim Bennett, to find out a bit more about her, The Ship and her love for Suffolk.


Meet the Chef

24th July 2017

Editor of The Suffolk Resident magazine, Georgia Watson, has met with our new Head Chef, Liam, to find out more about his plans for The Ship.


Let's get social

3rd July 2017

Not all good things must come to an end. When you pack your bags, check-out and head back home you can keep up to date with what’s happening on the Suffolk coast and here at The Ship. Stay up-to-date by liking our social media pages and find out about all the goings at The Ship and more.


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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, seasonal 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.