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Dunwich Ship

Dunwich Ship

formerly Barne Arms Hotel

The pub has reopened.

Current opening hours, Mon-Sun: 1200-2100

Real Ale is sold here.

St James St, IP17 3DT

grid reference TM 478 705

opened 18th/19th century

owner/operator: Agellus Hotels Ltd

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(01728) 648219

(01728) 648219

Once a haunt of smugglers, the Ship at Dunwich isn't just a great place to eat, drink, relax & get away from it all; it's also part of a great local story. There are comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms, some with great views across the sea marshes. 16 letting rooms and a tiled bar with simple wooden furniture and wood-burner. The menu is extensive. The pub has an enormous garden, dotted with fruit trees (including a 300 year old fig tree) and the beach really is just a couple of minutes walk away. There's music each month (on last Thursday). Beers are from local brewers. Beer Festivals are held in March & September.

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Historical interest

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Footnote

The Barne family once lived at Shrubbery Hall and owned much land locally. They also once levied tax on coals landed on 6 miles of beach (3d per chaldron) and claimed small sums (fines and fees) for ship wrecks.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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