We serve food all day during school holidays and every Saturday and Sunday at The Ship at Dunwich. Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship Inn 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. Comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms, some with views across the sea or marshes. 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 it as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, The Ship Inn extends the warmest of welcomes.Eat/Drink
Once you've enjoyed a drink in the bar - or, for that matter, in our lovely conservatory or covered courtyard - chances are your tastebuds will be tingling. All our food is home-made, reasonably priced and traditional in flavour.
There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu: local rump burger, fish pie, sticky toffee pudding, lemon meringue posset and much more which are all accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers and ales - including Adnams and a range of guest ales.
That's what we stand for - good, honest, top quality fare. Choose to eat in the bar, the conservatory, our lovely garden or, in the evening, the dining room with its scrubbed pine tables and sisal matting.
The Ship at Dunwich has been recognized by The Good Hotel Guide 2017
and became one of only a small handful of Suffolk hotels to be included in the guide this year. The Ship has been shortlisted following a number of loyal readers reports and recommendation letters sent to the independent guide editors.
The Good Hotel Guide identifies the places of character, who give a warm welcome and flexible attitude to guests in Great Britain and Ireland. Stay
What could be better after a long coastal walk and a satisfying home-cooked dinner than a great night's sleep in a really comfortable bed, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea?
The Ship has 16 refurbished, comfortable rooms - all with their own ensuite facilities, and some with marsh and sea views (two are with separate adjoining rooms offering ideal family accommodation).
Some of the bedrooms are newly converted , but all maintain the character of The Ship, featuring traditional furniture, including good, old-fashioned iron bedsteads with fully sprung mattresses and feather pillows and duvets. In every room you'll also find tea and coffee facilities, televisions and The White Company toiletries. There are no phones in the bedrooms, but we do have good mobile signals (we won't let on if you want to pretend otherwise, though!)
We also happily welcome children and dogs...
For more information on Accommodation offers see: The Ship at Dunwich
For more local information please see our Dunwich Guide
All day dining
We serve food all day during school holidays and 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.Stay for 3, 4 or 5 nights
Stay for three:
Book a room for 3 nights from £270 per room for three nights (saving £90). This offer is available from Sunday to Thursday.
Stay for four:
Stay for 4 nights arriving either Sunday or Monday and staying with us for four consecutive nights from £336 per room for four nights (saving £144).
Stay for five:
Stay for 5 nights arriving on a Sunday and staying with us for five consecutive nights from £390 per room for five nights (saving £210).
Prices are based on two people sharing and are inclusive of breakfast and VAT.
Offers are not available during Christmas and New Year period, Valentine’s Day, Easter, school and bank holidays
For details of our current accommodation offers please visit The Ship At Dunwich
on the Suffolk Hotels Guide.