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The Ship Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As you arrive here, you think you've made a big mistake. However, inside the bar (on the right through the gates) has been converted (from some sort of cowshed?) into a modern flag-stoned bar with big TV and a mezzanine floor. We did not eat here but stayed in one of the four-poster rooms (which I'm not crazy about) in...

Thank lauran1902
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Food nothing special, very poor menu, stark choice of variety, I had the ribs which was a good helping, but was over sauced, and quite sickly. I did find that the service was very good, and because of this I have given 3 stars.

Thank Mervyn S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed one night,and had a really good time. The hotel is a little strange to get into, entering via the court yard of The Black Pig Inn, which adjoins the Ship Hotel. But once Adrian the owner, was found by the locals in the pub, all was well. Good comfortable room(if you don't like traffic noise ask for a...

Thank Hencapel
Reviewed 23 August 2016

On arrival, I wondered if we'd made the right choice. There was no on the street front of hotel entrance so we entered through the old courtyard entrance to find a super micro brewery which was attached the to hotel. It was like stepping back in time to the days of the old inns, I expected to find smuggling gangs...

Thank GillyCStoke_on_Trent
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Nice Hotel,nice food and nice staff.We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel it is in a very quiet village surrounded by stunning countryside. There is also a nice pub next door called the The Black Pig which belongs to the hotel. They do real ale and local cider which I can highly recommend.

Thank lbh0lr0yd
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive comments. Regards. Adrian

Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed just the one night here. The room was large; the bed was extremely comfortable - very important! Adrian was a first class host from the minute we arrived to our leaving the next day. Excellent food; the mushroom and leek stroganoff was delicious; the ribs too were delicious but the smaller portion would be sufficient for ordinary mortals....

Thank houlty
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind and positive review. Hope to seen you again in the future. Regards. Adrian

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends whilst staying in the area. It doesn't look much from the outside but we had 3 excellent bar meals with very friendly service and excellent value for money at less than £10 for a large main course meal .

Thank neiljaffa
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your meals, thank you for taking time to write a review. Regards. Adrian

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Having just moved to the village we are anxious yo try out the new eateries and pubs. What a lovely surprise we had on Father's Day lunch, roasts were very good but the starters were amazing. Baked Camembert with garlic and fresh bread. Pate beautifully presented. The soup of the day was Mediterranean vegetable with lentils. The service was beyond...

1Thank Nanasaeitch17
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Welcome to Newnham, pleased you enjoyed your first encounter at the Ship and thank you for the comments and feedback, I'll pass the comments on to the chef and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Thank you for the positive review and taking the time to put your comments on Trip Advisor . Many thanks....

Reviewed 20 June 2016

From the moment of our arrival to our departure we were made to feel very welcome. We fully agree with the previous complimentary reviews, Adrian is the perfect host recommending walks, view points, food and drink. The "Black pig bar" is a true bonus with a selection of good real cask ales and ciders at sensible prices !

Thank Graeme C
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and kind words, always a pleasure to help and point visitors in the right direction when visiting the Forest of Dean, we have so much to offer visitors in the area with walks, view points and attractions. Once again thank you for the review. Regards Adrian

Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stayed for one night and had a fantastic experience; from the warm welcome to the great room; fabulous food and great atmosphere. We were made to feel welcome right from the first moment and the hosts couldn't do enough to ensure we had a lovely time even though we were only there for a short time. Recommendations about local walks...

Thank AMNBanbury
theshipinnnewnham, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Nice to hear you enjoyed the brief time you had at the Ship Inn, thank you for taking time to write a review, we hope to see you again in the future. Regards Adrian

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ship Inn is situated in the High Street of the picturesque village of Newnham-on-Severn on the west bank of the river. Once well-known as a port, today the village is regarded as one of the favourable observation points for the Severn Bore. History of the village dates back to the Middle Ages.The Ship Inn with its recently refurbished rooms, all equipped with flat screen TVs, DVD players, Wi Fi internet access and superior finishes, is a great place to make a base whilst you explore the surrounding area.Some of the rooms have amazing views of the River Severn, a great place to see the amazing natural phenomenon of the Severn Bore!When you eat at The Ship Inn you’ll experience great tasting, well presented food … so good that you’ll want to return again and again like so many of our food loving diners and guests.All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. We endeavour to only use foods that are in season and only of the highest quality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Address: High Street, Newnham-on-Severn GL14 1BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Newnham-on-Severn
Price Range: $195 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The hotel is on the A48 which is a busy road, The rooms at the back are probably quieter.”
Hencapel, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are stairs to climb to some rooms so ask for the lower rooms.”
GillyCStoke_on_Trent, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2 which was spacious and comfortable.”
graemec_11, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Windows had traditional sash frames with secondary glazing, so it was quiet, but opened easily..”
CariC, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Doesn't really matter because even though the Ship Inn is on a busy road everything's secondary glazed ...we never heard a thing ...”
GlobetrotterEngland, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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