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Ship Inn, Saxmundham

St. James Street
Postal town: Saxmundham
IP17 3DT
Phone: 01728648219
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Ian Mapp left this review about Ship Inn

Good Beer Guide 2020 Entry.

OK - these are dark times, so I have tempered my review, but they need to have a re-think on their post covid lockdown rules.

They have a massive beer garden. On the hottest Sunday night of the year, we were told this could only be used by diners. If we only wanted a drink, we would have to go around the front. The beer garden was nearly empty, the front was packed.

So we took to the beer garden and used their QR app to order some chips we didnt want (£4.50) and a couple of drinks. The chips came within 5 minutes. The drink around 20 mins later.

You can only feel sorry for the staff, having to deal with this system. Whilst in the garden, we saw harrassed staff coming out and shouting "Table Q17 - are you ready for you next course" to which the reply from Table Q17 was "We haven't had our first course yet".

The beer was fine (Ghost Ship, what else?), the location is perfect. I dread to think what its like when its busy.

On 10th August 2020 - rating: 5
[User has posted 697 recommendations about 691 pubs]

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Ship Inn

We had a similar problem to the review below. Our problem was that we called in for a drink near the end of the lunchtime service, when people were paying their bills. We were left standing at the bar for ages, without any acknowledgement from the staff. I got my pint of Humpty Dumpty Swallowtail, which was well overpriced. The two other beers were from Adnams. The problem here is that the young staff are inadequately trained or don't give a toss.

On 30th June 2013 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

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Philip Gaskin left this review about Ship Inn

This pub looks quite large from the outside, but there is only one bar, which is small, and a small conservatory area behind that. All of the few tables in the bar were taken by pensioners eating something with chips. As I got to the bar a customer had just started ordering food for a table, and as the barman did not even bother to acknowledge me, we left. We will not be returning.

On 18th October 2011 - rating: 3
[User has posted 203 recommendations about 169 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Darsham, 5.56 miles, 1 hr 47 min walk (show)
Halesworth, 8.15 miles, 2 hr 37 min walk (show)
Saxmundham, 8.99 miles, 2 hr 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ship Inn, Dunwich
10th Aug 2020, 17:10
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
16th Sep 2018, 23:35
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 June 2013 by Moby Duck
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