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West Stour

Gillingham, 

Dorset, 


SP8 5RP,  United Kingdom
Built in 1750, The Ship Inn is a privately owned traditional Coaching Inn located in the picturesque Dorset village of West Stour. We have 5 en-suite bedrooms, most offering an impressive view of the surrounding countryside.
  • West Stour
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Bar
  • Great Ales
  • Friendly Stay
  • Dorset
  • Fresh food
  • A30
  • Relaxing
  • Shaftesbury
Check Prices and Availability
Double room-EnsuiteDouble room-Ensuite
from£90.00
Twin or Double EnsuiteTwin or Double Ensuite
from£90.00
Family room-Ensuite-2 adults & 2 ChildrenFamily room-Ensuite-2 adults & 2 Children
from£130.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Ship Inn & Hotel, Gillingham are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.1
Value:
4.4
Friendliness:
4.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Facilities:
4.1
Staff service:
4.8
Location:
4.4
Breakfast:
4.8
Guest Rating: 4.5
See all 168 reviews
Margaret
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"A wonderful stay in an old but quirky hotel"
From the moment we arrived we were made welcome. We were shown to a very comfortable room and although the facilities may not have been what some may have expected we really liked the quirky nature of… Read more
"A wonderful stay in an old but quirky hotel"
From the moment we arrived we were made welcome. We were shown to a very comfortable room and although the facilities may not have been what some may have expected we really liked the quirky nature of this very old listed building. We booked a meal on the first evening and was so pleased that we booked again for our second night. Read less
Likes:
The staff was always polite, helpful, willing to arrange anything that was needed. The food was absolutely superb. We have nothing to complain about.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Ship Inn & Hotel, Gillingham
David
Mature Couple
Stayed: Oct '18
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
3
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fabulous food"
Two nights stay while visiting friends in Gillinham… Read more
"Fabulous food"
Two nights stay while visiting friends in Gillinham Read less
Likes:
The food was absolutly fantastic. This was not pub food but top restaurant quality and the staff were as good. The attention to detail in the food department and service was of the highest quality.
Dislikes:
If the attention in the rooms was as good as the food then the small things like somewhere to hang a wet towel in the bathroom and cheking the TV ariel was plugged in would be resolved.
Guest Review for The Ship Inn & Hotel, Gillingham
Christopher
Alone
Stayed: Oct '18
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Excellent little pub/hotel"
Stayed for two nights. Staff were incredibly friendly, rooms were clean and very reasonably priced and the food was simply excellent.… Read more
"Excellent little pub/hotel"
Stayed for two nights. Staff were incredibly friendly, rooms were clean and very reasonably priced and the food was simply excellent. Read less
Likes:
Friendliness of staff and quality of the food were the highlights for me.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Ship Inn & Hotel, Gillingham
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest HouseHeart of Wessex CAMRA Pub of The Year 2016
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Ship Inn & Hotel
Cash (GBP)
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Visa 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
The Ship Inn has five en-suite rooms that we operate on a bed & breakfast basis, ranging from small doubles to a large family room. Our rooms are clean, comfortable and simple in their design. They are not luxuriously appointed nor are they huge in size, however they are comfortable, have good beds, big duvets and feather pillows.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. If you are planning to eat with us please book in advance as we are often fully booked well in advance & especially at weekends. The bar serves an interesting selection of real ales, beers and wines and the accommodation offers five en-suite rooms.

The Ship’s unique ambience and stylish but warm décor, offers ample opportunity to relax away from it all - whether you are simply dropping in for a drink or bite to eat, or staying for business or pleasure.


There is an extensive selection of beers, ciders & wines available, with tapped real ales on offer from three local breweries and a guest ale that changes weekly. Recent guest ales have included the likes of Butcombe, Exmoor Gold, Otter Ale, Bath Ales, Spitfire and Timothy Taylor.

We offer an interesting and varied wine list ranging from the more well known classic French wines, through to the ever popular New World wines.

The versatile menu at The Ship caters both for those who want a hearty sandwich and a pint, to those who want to enjoy a full three-course meal with a decent bottle of wine. Our dishes are a blend of the traditional and the not so familiar, with a specials board and fresh fish board that offer further daily choices. If you wish to eat with us please be sure to book in advance as the restaurant is very popular and often fully booked.

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Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Stylish, Unique
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