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covid-19 latest information

In accordance with Government advice, we are currently closed, but are hoping to reopen very soon! This information is in alignment with the guidance outlined in the Covid-19 Spring 2021 Roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions.

Riding the lockdown wave...

We have a date!

The Ship will set sail again from mid-April 2021, initially opening for outdoor dining on the weekends (dining permitted with household or household bubble only).

We are now taking both room and restaurant bookings from March 2021 in preparation for our full reopening on the 17th May. For now, we hope this time will pass swiftly and you can begin planning your stay with us.

If you would like to book a stay, all bookings are flexible and can be rescheduled if you need to. If you are thinking about making a booking for spring or summer, it's best to reserve your room soon. We are a small boutique restaurant with rooms with just 7 beautiful bedrooms. We experienced quite an unprecedented 'wave' of bookings after the last lockdown!

If you have a booking that is affected by this temporary pause, please do bear with us, we will be in touch. It may be that our replies are a little slower than usual as our small team take-on the difficult task of rescheduling stays. It may be tempting to cancel your booking; but please do consider whether you can reschedule rather than cancelling. There are no penalties and your support means the world to small independent hotels like ours.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support.

Take care and stay safe!


For more information about the Covid-19 Spring 2021 Roadmap out of lockdown, please visit click here.


Updated 3rd March 2021




For when we reopen...

We've always been good at staying 'ship-shape'(!) and now we're adjusting to new ways of doing things so that our care is more visible than ever, while ensuring you have the time and space to be at your happiest. One important point to note is that we are not currently servicing rooms mid-stay; this helps to ensure that your space is your own - completely untouched and undisturbed - throughout your time with us. If you require any fresh towels, toiletries and condiments please let the us know at breakfast. If you would like us to, we can service your bedroom but kindly request that you remove your belongings first (for deep cleaning purposes, we use a sanitation light but this can cause damage).

We have developed a SEVEN POINT PLAN to help you understand some of the steps we have put in place.

flexible cancellation policy

It's fair to say: we're in unusual times. It's understandable if you are feeling concerned or anxious about making bookings in the future. We are here to take bookings and we want to reassure you that they can be made risk-free. If you feel like you need to escape for a short break to reconnect and indulge, you can make a booking and cancel if you need to; please just allow 48 hours' notice.



Book here on our website for free breakfast!



guest reviews

We are managing the 'new normal' well here at The Ship are proud to have received the following Facebook reviews from guests who dined and have recently stayed or dined with us:


"5****** amazing service tonight"
All staff taking the correct precautions to make sure we are safe. Hand sanitiser is available throughout. Food was amazing the creme brulee was amazing!
Courtenay-Marie, Facebook, 7th July

"100% the best pub around"
A huge well done to all the team at The Ship Inn for making us all feel so safe on Saturday and it was such a lovely thing to know that we was the 1st pint that was pulled in 3 and half months. All the staff are lovely, they kept their customers in order but in a friendly way. Living in the local area, you are 100% the best pub around and we can't wait to come back on a regular basis. Katrina, Facebook, 6th July

What can say about the Ship inn except 'Wow'?
First trip to a pub in over 100 days and what can say about the Ship inn except 'Wow'? The measures in place give confidence and are easy to follow. The staff are excellent and all have PPE. The Sunday roast we had today was delicious. Thank you and we will see you again very very soon. James, Facebook, 6th July

"The Ship looks amazing"
We loved paying a visit & felt safe with the new social distancing rules you have in place. The Ship looks amazing & is very welcoming thanks to the wonderful staff. Foods great too. Will return soon. Susan, Facebook, 6th July


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