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Ben B
London, United Kingdom

A must visit for sailors

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Mar 2024via mobile
If you have any interest in yacht racing a quick drink at the Shipwright is a must. Walls are covered with photographs of Sydney to Hobart yachts. Old bar area blends in with new extension. Staff are friendly and assist in choices of local beers and ciders. Food menu is extensive. Meals were good quality.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

We sent our 85 yr old parents to Tassie from WA for their 60th anniversary. Nick & his team assisted them above & beyond. Helping with luggage up the stairs, late night check in and welcoming banter. They loved every minute. The food & bev blew them away but the staff hospitality was more than first class. Memories were made.

Room tip: Parking can be tight so check with reception for hidden spots.
Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Firstly I had my photo taken at the front door just to say I had been standing where my G-G-G-G Grandfather would had stood when he was the owner from 1861 to 1864. Inside were a few photos of the early Hotel and a list of the licensees from 1846 to 2019. Most of the other photos are from Sydney to Hobart races over the years. These are only in the Main Bar area and really could have more extending throughout the whole Hotel.
We had a really great experience and were served by great staff who gave excellent service.

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

Disappointing visit to the newly refurbished Shipwights Arms. Entered via main car park entrance into a dark, dank upper level. Hard to imagine anyone would desire to sit in such a gloomy atmosphere. Downstairs to refurbished and stylish atrium area. Lovely space and we were seated in the middle of the atrium with the late afternoon sun shining through the upper level windows. There was no escape from the discomfort of the sun glaring into one's eyes until the sun was low in the sky. This discomfort could be easily remedied by the installation of trendy, glare cutting, mesh style blinds to cut the glare and still allow bright light.
Pleasant wait Staff took original drink orders but there was a long delay before receiving same. No water offered but happily supplied when requested.
Several large groups seem to fully occupy the wait staff and it was difficult to get service for our small table.
Food orders taken and delivered. The Pork Belly was a truly lovely and pleasantly presented but it ended there. The Gnocchi had a great sauce, but the actual Gnocchi was a glutinous blob and very chewy. The scallops were deep fried to a dark brown crisp which overpowered the Scallops - oil too hot?
Eventually managed to attract attention and ordered further drinks, which never arrived. Further 30 minutes and, once again, attracted attention and reordered drinks.
Another long wait and orders were placed for Dessert. The Poached Pear was disappointing, and the Banana Splits were a letdown. The Menu did describe the Banana Splits as different, but this Dessert should never be called Banana Split - no resemblance to the classic and looked a mess on the plate.
Overall, a disappointing experience.

Date of stay: January 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 December 2022

We had a great meal and wine with excellent service. Our food was cooked to the finest traditions of somewhere like France with the emphasis on freshly caught ingredients etc,
A real surprise but really appreciated !
Can we come again ?
Pete and Nicolas

Date of stay: December 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

Good location and the room was sufficient for our needs. Clean and tidy and exactly what we needed. They are doing renovations at the moment and I did hear a bit of that early on a Saturday morning but we stayed on the Sunday and no renos at that time. I could imagine it might be annoying if staying mid week with some work being performed but its all in the effort to improve so cannot be helped I suppose. Also lift not working so had to carry some very heavy bags up a small flight of stairs. Overall quite happy with our stay

Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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