The Ship at Dunwich

Once a haunt of smugglers, The Ship at Dunwich is a great place to eat, drink, relax and get away from it all.

Now a quiet, idyllic village, surrounded by nature reserves, heathland and beach, only the romantic ruins of Dunwich monastery remain to hint at the fate of this once thriving medieval port, claimed by the waves during a terrible storm.

You will find real ales, seasonal food and roaring fires. Comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms, some with views across the sea or marshes. An enormous garden, dotted with fruit trees (including our 300 year old fig tree) and a beach that really is just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Whether you want to use it as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, The Ship Inn extends the warmest of welcomes.

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St James Street
IP17 3DT

Opening Times

Mon8:00am - 11:00pm
Tue8:00am - 11:00pm
Wed8:00am - 11:00pm
Thu8:00am - 11:00pm
Fri8:00am - 11:00pm
Sat8:00am - 11:00pm
Sun8:00am - 11:00pm

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Additional Features

  • Local cuisine
  • Suffolk coast
  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Seasonal food
  • Accommodation
  • Beer garden