The Ship Inn


118 High Street, ,, Dymchurch, TN29 0NS

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About the hotel

Elaine & Gary have undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment of this ancient smugglers haunt and now welcome you to come and enjoy their famous hospitality. Russell Thorndike weaved The Ship Inn (his local) into his now famous Dr Syn novels. The Ship Inn is alive with Dr Syn, smuggling and nautical related art and artifacts.

T The Ship has 2 eating areas in the bar and also a lovely restaurant area where we serve traditional home cooked food. We use fresh local produce where possible. At the bar, we have a choice of three real ales, premium lagers, and a great selection of fine wines. We have Live Music in the Bar on the 1st Friday of each month. Jazz, Blues, Folk. There are 8 comfortable Rooms,6 of which are en-suite and all with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities. We also offer free Wifi to our customers and guests. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH THE HOTEL IS OPEN ON A MONDAY THE BAR AND RESTAURANT IS NOT. THERE ARE PLACES FOR FOOD AND DRINK NEARBY.

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Showing Wednesday 7 October 2015 to Thursday 8 October 2015

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Bar
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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Very Good

All reviews (47)

79% would recommend it to a friend


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  • James C

  • August 2015

non event

Arrived and found room was in attic...very steep stairwell and very low brushing ceiling.

Noisy as windows had to be kept open due to hot weather...Had to make strenuous efforts to book an evening meal...eventually served at 8.45pm. Had breakfast next morning then Inn closed food no bar...all areas locked off except access to explanation given. Had to use other facilities...could have stayed at home and done same...not what I expected at all. Booked out by drop off for keys on Monday.

  • Kay r

  • July 2015


The room was an attic room with very very low headroom making it impossible for my husband to stand up straight & had to spend all of his time in there crouched over therefore he was very uncomfortable.

The bath was under the eaves so taking a shower was impossible unless you sat in the bath. The room was clean but very claustrophobic due to the lack of walking space. We woke early & left

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