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The Ship Inn & Hotel

Self Assessed
West Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5RP, United Kingdom

Sublime

4.5/5 from 172 Reviews

97% Would Recommend

Facilities

  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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The Ship Inn & Hotel

(172 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.4

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The Ship Inn & Hotel Information

Description

The Ship Inn has five en-suite rooms that we operate on a bed & breakfast basis, ranging from small doubles to a large family room. Our rooms are clean, comfortable and simple in their design. They are not luxuriously appointed nor are they huge in size, however they are comfortable, have good beds, big duvets and feather pillows. The restaurant offers a wide variety of quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. If you are planning to eat with us please book in advance as we are often fully booked well in advance & especially at weekends. The bar serves an interesting selection of real ales, beers and wines and the accommodation offers five en-suite rooms. The Ship’s unique ambience and stylish but warm décor, offers ample opportunity to relax away from it all - whether you are simply dropping in for a drink or bite to eat, or staying for business or pleasure. There is an extensive selection of beers, ciders & wines available, with tapped real ales on offer from three local breweries and a guest ale that changes weekly. Recent guest ales have included the likes of Butcombe, Exmoor Gold, Otter Ale, Bath Ales, Spitfire and Timothy Taylor. We offer an interesting and varied wine list ranging from the more well known classic French wines, through to the ever popular New World wines. The versatile menu at The Ship caters both for those who want a hearty sandwich and a pint, to those who want to enjoy a full three-course meal with a decent bottle of wine. Our dishes are a blend of the traditional and the not so familiar, with a specials board and fresh fish board that offer further daily choices. If you wish to eat with us please be sure to book in advance as the restaurant is very popular and often fully booked. .

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Policies

Check in: 14:00 till 22:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Inn
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from A350 London (0.0 miles)
    Just before Mere, take the A350 signposted to Shaftesbury. As you enter Shaftesbury at the first roundabout head west on the A30 for 4 miles and you'll find The Ship Inn on your right, just after you cross over the River Stour.
  • Road from West (0.0 miles)
    Approaching from the West, you'll pass through Yeovil and Sherborne on the A30. Go past the traffic lights at Henstridge (A357 intersection) and West Stour lies a further 4 miles on.

 

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