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The Ship

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Sea Road, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4LH, England
+44 1797 225521
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good little pub with an element of quirkiness. Thought staff were friendly and setting nice. The boutique style shop within the pub confounds is a clever addition. Food looked decent but didn't eat on this occasion.

Thank JamesBaldy
Broad Oak, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

outstanding meal, steak was very tender & tasty. My wife loved the liver & bacon over mash. Will definitely be going back.

Thank lovingbeer2016
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were treated by our friends to dinner at the Ship. We have eaten the before and it was very good. The staff are still very good however the Sunday roast was abysmal. The beef was chewy and one meal had to go back as too rare. The roast spuds were square grey tasteless lumps. The other veg was cold... More 

Thank mickdavies48
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Found this lovely place whilst on a circular walk from Rye. Lovely tea & cake helped us to finish our walk. Great, friendly service too!

Thank Dianne B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful garden. Terrible food lamb shank was disgusting. Soup ok but stale bread. Smoked fish rather awful. How can they get it so wrong when next to the best butcher and grocer Jamie's. If they got a decent chef this place with its beautiful outdoor garden would be very special. At the moment it's very disappointing unless you are... More 

Thank david m
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous day at the ship. All the tables looked fab and the hog roast was to die for. Can totally recommend the ship as an eatery and for a function. The staff were so efficient and they made it stress free.

Thank 82meadway
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be a great pub/restaurant (we've used it for years) but the menu keeps shrinking and the prices rising :-( our last visit was very disappointing again - apart from three 'specials' the choices were various steaks or burgers and that was it :-( also expensive - maybe that's why it was only a third full on a... More 

Thank Blob E
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219 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here as a large group of friends and family. We all really enjoyed our lunch. Freshly prepared and tasty. Well priced. The garden is made up of lots of little paths and seating areas. Lots of wildlife and very peaceful. We sat outside as the weather was lush, however the restaurant inside did look really cool, modern and newly... More 

Thank KadieandStu
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

What a great find, although when we first drove past it we didn't realise how big this establishment was. Looks are deceiving, but when we got inside we found a comfortable bar with a deli bar joined. We ordered drinks by the very polite bar person and then we headed through the very plush but small inside restaurant to an... More 

Thank kylie_rm13
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite to eat at lunch time Friendly service great food and lovely beer garden To add there's a little shop and a butchers to fantastic very helpful will be going back next time we are this way thank you to all the staff for warm welcome good food relaxed time

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Road, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Winchelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 225521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?