Informal and prettily set old inn with a relaxed atmosphere, straightforward furnishings, local ales, and often inventive food.
There’s an easy-going atmosphere and a friendly welcome from the pleasant staff in this 16th-c pub. The ground floor is all opened up, from the sunny big-windowed front part to a snugger part at the back, with a log fire in the stripped-brick fireplace below a stuffed boar’s head, and a feeling of separate areas is enhanced by the varied flooring: composition, stripped boards, flagstones, a bit of carpet in the armchair corner. There are beams and timbers, a mixed bag of rather second-hand-feeling furnishings – a cosy group of overstuffed leather armchairs and sofa, random stripped or Formica-topped tables and various café chairs that suit it nicely, as do the utilitarian bulkhead wall lamps. Harveys Best and a couple of local guest beers such as Old Dairy Blue Top and Whitstable Oyster Stout on handpump, local farm cider and perry, and lots of wines by the glass; piped music and board games. Out by the quiet lane are picnic-sets and one or two cheerful oilcloth-covered tables.
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The Ship Inn
Tel: 01797 222233
"Absolutely fabulous" - we've had a truly wonderful stay here at The Ship Inn! Wonderful decor, great taste. Breakfast perfect. We'll come again!
Very nice, friendly and a good breakfast. Thanks.
This place was perfect. Lovely pub, rooms quite chi-chi, breakfast excellent - menus, signage, welcome note, smacks of thought and planning.
+: staff, atmosphere, style of room, DVD's & Wifi, etc...
-: could do with a bit more furniture in room
Love love love it!!! spotlessly clean. Charmingly quirky. Please wall mount TV so it can be watched in bed!!! Many thanks.