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The Ship Inn Information

Description

Welcome to the Ship Inn, disputedly Rye’s oldest pub! Evidence show that the original name of the Ship was ‘The Cock and Coney’ from a deed dated 1722. This grade 2 listed building was built in 1592. During the 18th century it was used to store contraband confiscated from smugglers (usually alcohol), the contraband would be auctioned off and buyers were expected to taste the goods before parting with their money, this is most probably how the Ship first became a pub. The sign on east wall quotes Lord Pembroke in 1781 "will Washington take America or smugglers England first?". Underneath there is a list of custom boats and men of war nearly all from the 18th century. Latin inscription on the other sign reads "God favors King Edward of England". In more recent history the Ship was rumoured to be frequented by members of the famous writer's club named the Bloomsbury group whose members included Virginia Woolf and H.G Wells.

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Printing

Dining

  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Policies

Check in: 3:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from Rye Train Station (0.2 miles)
    Head south-east on Station Approach, turn right to stay on Station Approach, turn right onto Cinque Ports St, turn left onto Wish Ward, continue onto Strand, The Ship Inn is on your right.

 

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