The Ship at Dunwich
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Aged Beef Burger
topped with smoked cheddar and streaky bacon, served in a brioche bun with baby gem, tomato, red onion marmalade, gherkin, relish and hand cut chips
Lovely food, and great ambiance
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.
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.
Lovely winter pub. Great food. Service was excellent. Would recommend.
Excellent and very friendly service, interesting menu, good quality food well presented. I would definitely visit again.
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.
Excellent Service, ambience & tasty food. Thank you all!
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
Fabulous place so close to a stunningly beautiful beach, the food and the pub are amazing
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?!!
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!
Delicious food and lovely staff, I had lovely fish and chips and my partner had the best Rib eye he had ever tasted.
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
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
Fab food, excellent service and ambience in the restaurant. We had a really good time.
Really welcoming and accommodating. The food was great, service helpful and even brought treats round for our dog
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.
Great venue, super staff, small portions & pricey !
Excellent service abs lovely to come back to an old favourite. 3rd generation of enjoying The Ship!
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.
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.
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.
Great beer garden. Service good considering the pressure the team were under due to COVID.
Very much recommended.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you, and have a fantastic day!
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
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!
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.
Delicious food , lovely pub which we visit every time we come to Dunwich . Perfect for our family of walkers and our dog , very welcoming !
Wonderful meal. Staff were great and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
Great food, lovely ambience and location. Staff very attentive and professional.
Amazing food and great host. We had a wonderful time on Christmas Eve. Thank you!
Lovey warm welcome after a fresh walk along Dunwich beach. Cosy fire, friendly service and delicious food.
Staff very welcoming food good
We loved it here. Booked last minute for lunch. The man that served us gave us some great recommendations and the food was outstanding!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.