The Ship at Dunwich

4
768 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ship at Dunwich, a traditional coastal pub and restaurant on the Suffolk coast, is a relaxed and unfussy place to unwind and enjoy scrumptious, seasonal menus accompanied by a range of local ales and beers or good wines.

Choose to dine in an old-fashioned bar with a nautical theme and crackling fire, bright conservatory or atmospheric dining room with scrubbed tables and fresh flowers. If you are a food loving sun-seeker 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.

Support The Ship at Dunwich during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 768 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, and great ambiance

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Tracyjayneg
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in the bar area in a corner with a large dog. Great service, location, Sunday lunch super. Pint of prawns to start fresh. Certainly will go again. Might even stay sometime.

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HelenE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Child friendly. Slightly cramped. Pleasantly warm. Burger with blue cheese was disappointing. 3 of us chose this but none of us could taste the blue cheese.

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andrewg
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely winter pub. Great food. Service was excellent. Would recommend.

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Jmsing
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very friendly service, interesting menu, good quality food well presented. I would definitely visit again.

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Andysunkey
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Set just a block away from the beach this character filled pub is a great place for lunch/dinner. Locally sourced food, standard items on menu but all full of flavour, well presented by a friendly staff, good choice of beer and wine to wash it down with.

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AnneA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, ambience & tasty food. Thank you all!

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DeborahR
Angus
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming cosy traditional pub.
A small lunchtime menu,(understandable in the current climate) however this meant I chose something completely different. A Vegan dish of cauliflower, cashew nut satay, kale and lentils, wow! What an excellent choice that was. My husband had a beef burger that he said was very good. We would highly recommend The Ship

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fabulous place so close to a stunningly beautiful beach, the food and the pub are amazing

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ChrisB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good service and nice atmosphere. Only comment from my son was that he didn’t get as much food as others snd was still hungry after finishing his roast, so maybe equal amounts on plates might be necessary? I didn’t notice at the time as would have stopped with him but just something to watch. He’s 22 and had been out in the cold all day so maybe he just needed it more?!!

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lksjlk
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience1

food quality of starters not the best, prawns are better quality from Supermarket, portions very small, and dont agree with having tips added without my permission. Also we ended up with a smelly pair of dogs next to us whilst eating!

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Issy
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff, I had lovely fish and chips and my partner had the best Rib eye he had ever tasted.

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Horseman
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely friendly with a compact but enticing menu . Service was perfect and the food very good , great presentation and beautifully cooked , liked the fact that portion sizes were sensible . Hadn’t been back since the Chestnut Group took over but will be regulars from now on. Loved it

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RachelL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely pub - food was very good. It was a cold night though and the heating was off and it would have been lovely if the fire had been lit. Really nice staff and our waitress did get the radiator on for us

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Tinkerbell
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, excellent service and ambience in the restaurant. We had a really good time.

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CharlotteL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming and accommodating. The food was great, service helpful and even brought treats round for our dog

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cosy country pub with very good rooms to stay in a delightful village and setting.
Food good quality at reasonable prices, with just the right attention from staff to your needs.

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Millie47
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue, super staff, small portions & pricey !

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service abs lovely to come back to an old favourite. 3rd generation of enjoying The Ship!

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PennyE
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very dog friendly. Clean and nicely decorated. My Venison was first class. Food was amazing. Staff are friendly. Highly Recommend for a special occasion.

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jdizzle
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow throughout dinner but staff were friendly.
Staff however failed to tell us what was unavailable from the menu so we waited nearly an hour for our starters, which had parts missing and then had to reorder our mains as they did not have what we ordered. We were an early sitting so we were surprised that they had already run out of stuff.
The room was lovely and the food we ate was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Poor service, no atmosphere (we were literally the only people in the dining room - no music even to provide ambiance) and the food was very average. A real disappointment.

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great beer garden. Service good considering the pressure the team were under due to COVID.

Very much recommended.

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GKHerts
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch on New Years Eve. Pub was very busy but restaurant room quiet when we arrived so we opted for nice table in bar with livelier atmosphere. Food good but priced on the steep side. Excellent friendly organised and efficient service. Enjoyed it! Thank you.

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NicolaD
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal, friendly staff with excellent service.
Food was delicious, we dined at the hotel 2 nights would have liked a special option each night as limited menu. Would highly recommend.

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SukarniW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have to wait at least half an hour for main course. The starter comes quicker because some mistake from the waitress. But the waitress are friendly and apologetics' for the mistake and wait.
Unfortunately we run out of the time to have dissert.

The Ship at Dunwich
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HannahW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a beautiful private room for our family- the food was delicious, the service attentive and the whole experience was all that I hoped for from a post Christmas family treat.
Thanks so much

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AlisonW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ship is a fabulous place to stay & eat. Staff are so friendly and engaging, and the food is beautiful! There are different rooms to eat in and they are all tasteful and cosy. This is definitely somewhere to experience!

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First visit for some time to The Ship and it was clear that the place has been taken over and gentrified and was lacking the old character. I have to say that I was surprised by the hike in the food prices. Yes the fish and chips were good but at £17 felt a bit high. Will not be visiting again to eat but maybe a pint on the lawn in the summer will suffice.

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coquetlass
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , lovely pub which we visit every time we come to Dunwich . Perfect for our family of walkers and our dog , very welcoming !

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Vford
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Staff were great and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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AndrewB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambience and location. Staff very attentive and professional.

JE
JaneE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great host. We had a wonderful time on Christmas Eve. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey warm welcome after a fresh walk along Dunwich beach. Cosy fire, friendly service and delicious food.

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LyndaJ
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff very welcoming food good

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Jocelyn
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here. Booked last minute for lunch. The man that served us gave us some great recommendations and the food was outstanding!

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Ange
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely venue and since the refurb looks great. Welcomed entrance and the fire was on #perfect. 2 of the 4 meals had to be returned due to the chips being under cooked however, once returned the meal was very yummy.

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LizL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely marvellous family meal at the beautiful Ship. Service was second to none and everyone was happy with their choices - the food was really lovely. Hospitality at its best.

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SusanC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we arrived at the bar, we were not acknowledged for some minutes. Apparently there seemed to be an issue with the till and till roll which required two people's attention. Neither of them took a moment to acknowledge us and request that we bear with them , which we were happy to do. However, standing there with no acknowledgement was not good service. It seemed that perhaps staffing levels are low and regular staff not there. We have not experienced this issue on previous visits which have always been extremely welcoming. We made the reservation because of previous experiences and so this ,made it all the more disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Usually really good food. Today fish was good but chips were a bit sad, starter was really small for the price.
Dessert was really good!

FAQs

The Ship at Dunwich offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01728 648219.

The Ship at Dunwich is rated 4 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.