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About this property

Nestled between Southwold and Aldeburgh, dog-friendly The Ship at Dunwich in Suffolk is set in a quiet, idyllic village surrounded by nature reserves, heathland and beach. Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship now provides the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and get away from it all; with real ales, real, home-cooked food and a real fire for your dog to curl up by after a long walk. For food-loving sun-seekers, take a seat amongst the cluster of fruit trees in our spacious beer garden or in the sheltered courtyard for some of the best al fresco dining on the Suffolk coast. The year-round dog-friendly Dunwich beach is just a few minutes walk away, and numerous woodland and wild coastline walks are at your doorstep – the perfect ingredients for a tail-waggingly good getaway! With 16 individually and newly styled and decorated en suite rooms that reflect the properties period features, the Ship provides the best escape for a short break on the Suffolk Coast. Their 'Best' rooms are all large bedrooms and are ideal if you want some extra space during your stay. The Marsh view Rooms add an extra something special with breath-taking views stretching over Dingle marshes towards always dog-friendly Walberswick beach, where dogs are always welcome. 

Dine with Your Dog

Your pet is welcome to dine with you in the cosy bar, conservatory and breakfast room. Homemade, reasonably priced and traditional in flavour – there is plenty for you and your pet to enjoy at The Ship's cosy bar and restaurant. Classic favourites such as pie of the day, slow-cooked pork belly and sticky toffee pudding grace the menu, with a list of good wines and proper ales to match. The bright conservatory and spacious garden are lovely for every occasion. Or you can leave your dog in the room should you prefer.

Bow wow factor

Water and dog biscuits will be provided for your pet, and the enormous garden is great for walking and playing.

Need to know

By The Sea
By The Sea
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Restaurant
Restaurant
Satellite Television
Satellite Television
WiFi
WiFi

Bedrooms & Suites

With wonderfully comfortable beds and the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep each night, you won't want to leave your room at The Ship. Each room features traditional furnishings such as old-fashioned iron bedsteads, as well as fully sprung mattresses, sumptuous feather bedding, modern en-suite facilities, White Company toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs and Wi-Fi.

Snug Double

If you a looking for a cosy spot to rest your head after a day exploring our area our Snug bedrooms are for you. Low ceilings, the original small door frames and a floor space of 140 square foot, you'll be in closer quarters with you travelling companion - or if you are visiting solo, the perfect amount of room!
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2 adults   1 pet  

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Good Double

Our 'Good' bedrooms are our version of a standard room and available at very affordable rates. These rooms are cosy and individually furnished with traditional furniture.
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2 adults   1 pet  

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Good Double/ Twin

Our 'Good' bedrooms are our version of a standard room and available at very affordable rates. These rooms are cosy and individually furnished with traditional furniture.
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2 adults   2 pets  

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Best King

All our 'Best' rooms offer the comforts of our Better rooms with a little extra comfort. These are our largest bedrooms, and are ideal if you want some extra space during your stay. Our These rooms are well appointed and individually furnished with traditional furniture.
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2 adults   2 pets   1 infant

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Better Double

Being the largest double bedrooms, the Better Doubles are ideal if you want some extra space during your stay. Comfortable and individually furnished with traditional furniture, these rooms a full of character.
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2 adults   1 pet  

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Best Family of 4

We have two family bedrooms, Both are spacious and have all of the comforts and services of our 'Best' bedrooms. Blackfriars is an upstairs room with low ceilings, plenty of floor space and includes two additional single beds. Greyfriars is situated in the barn annex away from the main pub building and includes one single bed and a pull out sofa-bed.
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2 adults   1 pet   2 infants

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Better King

Our 'Better' rooms are our largest bedrooms, and are ideal if you want some extra space during your stay. Our Better rooms are well appointed and individually furnished with traditional furniture.
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2 adults   2 pets  

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Dog-Friendly Nearby

The year-round dog-friendly beach at Dunwich is a must with a wonderful fish and chip restaurant right on the beach. Want to stretch your legs? Take an hour’s walk on the beach from Dunwich to Walberswick or head to Southwold to chase waves and play ball on the beach. There are also lots of heathland and marshes to explore.

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