Miss you already….

See you on the other side!

The Government is advising us to do the right thing to beat Coronavirus. We are 100% behind doing whatever it takes to support our NHS and protect lives. We are still excited about the prospect of continuing to serve our communities, adding take-aways and village shops to our businesses – but for now, we think it is best to listen, cease all activities and give our teams the best chance of re-opening when the world returns to normal.


With a heavy heart we will be closing the side-doors on Chestnut’s pubs and restaurants from the evening of 23/03/20.


This is not goodbye from us… it is see you again soon, where we look forward to celebrating with you at the mother of all opening parties!!


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.


We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Head Chef has a great passion for wholesome food, done well. Our ethos is to source high quality, seasonal ingredients from local producers, farmers and fishermen. Our menus offer both traditional pub favourites as well as some more adventurous dishes. All local, fresh and hand-made by our talented kitchen team. 

Located moments from the beach and the neighbouring RSBP Minsmere, The Ship at Dunwich  has 16 bedrooms offering guests a choice of views and room categories


All rooms come with a flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and The White Company bath and body products.


Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome in all our rooms!

A note to all four legged members of the family : 

You are most welcome throughout our property! Ask your humans to explore some of the stunning walks on offer in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also if you fancy staying overnight all our rooms are dog (and human) friendly and you even get your own breakfast!

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