The Ship Inn

4
192 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Ship Inn. We look forward to serving you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 192 people are saying
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JohnC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.
Felt safe.

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LizB
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and food, felt so festive and safe during covid restrictions - we will be returning ASAP

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DebbieF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Staff good, food very overpriced for what is essentially a pub. Wine also very expensive. I’m sure had we gone for something simple on the menu it would have been fine however we went for the steak and plaice and these were not good enough for the price charged

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Cityguy
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty average pub food, under seasoned bland main course.
A pity because it’s a nice pub with friendly staff but the food could do with some improvement.

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trasie
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food as always live in Rye and love the food hear for special occasions

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Keane
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Six of us including two dogs had a lovely Sunday roast. Food was very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return. Very clean and covid compliant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast was delicious....especially the nut roast.
The staff very friendly.
All Covid secure and felt very safe.
Hope to be back soon.

JD
JudeD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere. Good food and great service. Cosy

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub. Dog and family friendly. Visited with my 2 boys and the kids menu was a hit. Good value for money. Staff were excellent.

KJ
KJay
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for my birthday lunch, on arrival I was offered a complementary glass of bubbles for my birthday. The food was very good, the staff attentive we will definitely return.

SJ
SJfam
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I had booked the wrong number of people but they were kind enough to fit us in and the waiter was great but the lady at the entrance was very surly and we didn’t feel welcome at all. Lucky that we only saw her at the start and end of the meal so the overall impression was good and the food was decent and wine fantastic. Good location too.

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Andrew
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good food, and friendly service. Working with the Covid-19 restrictions the service is very good.

HB
HelenB
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cosy pub. Good food. We’ll set up for social distancing.

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NatalieT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service in a lovely pub! Will definitely be back :)

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LouiseK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Despite arriving 30 minutes late for our booking (we did call to apologise and let them know), we were made to feel so welcome and were not rushed once (even though it was so busy). The food was delicious (they had sold out of some of our choices but that didn’t matter because there was so much to choose from) and the staff were fantastic and so friendly (even when having to deal with other guests who choose to ignore Government guidelines and get stroppy when they are reminded of them!).
Also a completely dog friendly restaurant. Our pooch was super happy too. We had a fab afternoon.

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GregS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Given the pandemic, the staff were excellent, it's just the overpriced room that disappointed. £145 a night for a room with a very firm bed, paint peeling off the walls in the bathroom, an ill-fitting shower curtain that ensures a flooded floor every time, a showerhead that won't stay in place that kept sliding to the bottom, and a droopy bedside light. We saw into another £145 a night room that had a lovely timbered beam cutting across it, but... we'd have had to have ducked our heads every time we went in and out the room and every time we went to the bathroom, and it made it feel a lot smaller.

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EmmaV
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent food and we were right by the fire so the ambience was great!

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Andrew
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hardworking staff and a very nice meal. The dining arrangements puts a strain on staff but they were very attentive and polite.

AM
AmyM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was excellent, felt safe with the Covid19 measures they have in place.

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ClareW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a nice cosy pub while sticking to the Covid rules.
Good choices of seasonal foods without having too much on the menu!
Service was excellent!

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Tri2010
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Inn with great food and drinks. One of our favourite places in Rye. Service was excellent and very spaced out and organised for Covid times.

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sallyc
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal thank you . I had the roast chicken my mum had the fish and chips

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SelinaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delighted with the Sunday roast. It was superb. Service was excellent

MB
MartinB
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was great, staff were fantastic - and very patient with some stroppy blokes re. masks/NHS app/etc!

RB
vipRebeccaB
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pub. Service was good and food very tasty. Recommend booking in advance as popular!

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YvonneD
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here. The service was efficient and very friendly (despite us making some mistakes!), they saved our table as we arrived late after long journeys to Rye and the food was good. What more could you ask for? A lovely place, highly recommend it :)

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abcd
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It did what it said on the tin! Food good and we felt covid measures were taken seriously. Staff friendly. I'm sure in normal circumstances when it is full the atmosphere is a bit more lively.

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vipchrisg
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The first thing that strikes you is the supreme effort that the Ship team (ship mates) have gone to in compliance with C19 distance spacing requirements. A great number of tables have been removed to provide the open spaces seen in the photo. Also only 2 staff on the floor working continually and efficiently. A well signposted and totally separate entrance and exit. Tables were immediately throughly cleaned as soon as each client left. This undoubtedly contributed greatly to make the ship a place for such a relaxed and safe feeling evening.The food is good, well cokked comfort food, nicely presented, and nothing was too much trouble for the team.. No rush for the table back, and a nice way to spend the evening.

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall not too bad , but my partner felt that the Thai Green Curry was laking substance for the cost charged ..
No evidence of the Government VAT reduction to 5% being reflected on menu prices or shown on the bill !!

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NickB
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you like good quality pub food this is a good place to go. There is nothing flamboyant about the menu but it is all well done. The atmosphere is nice and if like me you are into your beers then this place brews its own and it is excellent. Highly recommend Rye and this pub in Rye (and also Rye Lodge if you are looking for an hotel)

LB
LouB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They made the experience lovely despite being in masks etc

PG
PamelaG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I had a very nice evening here, the food was delicious especially the cod! I would definitely recommend

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Carol
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff as we arrived early in a downpour. Food was great, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Sakky
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely inn, great food and excellent service. Thanks for making our weekend in Rye lovely.

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JamesH
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service, ambience was a bit lacking but only because of strict Covid restrictions in place meant it was a bit empty.

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Wags63
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As covid measures are now so important it was great to see really well distanced tables and’ very detailed measures to keep everyone safe. Delicious veggie burger and really unpretentious friendly service. Had a great evening, thanks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The food was delicious. But there was no coronavirus awareness, other than giving my contact details on arrival. The staff were not wearing masks and customers were instructed to go to the bar to place their food and drink orders, which meant customers wondering about. Under guidelines there should be table service.

JR
JamesR
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been on our own twice before and had a good meal. This time we took friends, one of whom is blind. We all enjoyed our meal and tasted the new menu of which our main course included venison. This was cooked to a high standard together with the respective veg. The dessert was also very well accepted and which all looked good.

We highly recommend this Inn for its service and Covid arrangements. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Jacqueline and James Rogers

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PatriciaP
Shropshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were seated at our table, told to choose from the menu, and to order our choice at the counter along with drinks. Thought it was table service at the moment. The menu was very very limited, but was made more limited by having choices crossed through. Only had soup as nothing else was suitable. Ask if they could do Ham egg and chips, and was told No only what’s on the menu. Overpriced also. Very poor

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely place to eat, rustic pub with lots of atmosphere. Staff very welcoming.

FAQs

The Ship Inn is rated 4 stars by 192 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 reservations at the moment.