Ship and Trades



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About the hotel

Naval heritage meets contemporary style at the Ship and Trades, in the heart of Chatham stylish marina. Dating from 1875, the Ship and Trades’ basic structure is a steel frame that once housed dockyard offices and an engineering shop. The 'skeleton' has been totally transformed into an ultra-modern bar, restaurant and hotel, overlooking one of the yacht basins at the former Royal Naval Dockyard.

The inside has been transformed into a stylish, contemporary space, with feature fireplaces, a comfortable lounge area and two “snugs” for more intimate gatherings. Images of boats, maps and ropework celebrate the area’s nautical heritage. Comfortable furnishings and soft lighting create a relaxed, laid-back ambience, in which guests can enjoy bar meals, snacks and Shepherd Neame’s selection of traditional Kentish ales, distinctive international lagers and carefully-selected new world wines. The contemporary style also extends to the 11 bedrooms. Outside, there is ample waterfront seating overlooking the pleasure boats in the marina and across the River Medway to Upnor Castle. The pub is a short stroll from Dickens World, The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre and just a mile from Rochester, with its Norman castle and cathedral.

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Showing Saturday 10 October 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Car parking available onsite , Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar
In room entertainment
TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Music , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available
Lift to all floors
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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All reviews (27)

93% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Tim C

  • June 2015

Another sad breakfast

Nice room let down on a hot day by no air conditioning or decent ventilation.

Lovely breakfast area, fantastic view of marina whilst eating but breakfast lacking any sign of tlc. No longer serving freshly made coffee as on my last visit, lukewarm coffee is now available from an insulated jug. I only wanted toast for breakfast but requested it only lightly browned - but this was not to be. No butter or marmalade was available.

  • Melinda M

  • April 2015

Ship and Trades

Comfy, clean & perfect for our short family break.

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