North West, 52.15968,1.45936
Real Ale is sold here.
School Rd, IP12 2DY
grid reference TM 367 569
bar / diner, opened 1740 ish?
owner/operator: Herring Consortium Limited
A two bar pub on the edge of the "Suffolk Sandlings".
This cosy, low ceilinged, timber framed building with simple tiled floors, benches and scrubbed tables, always offers a warm welcome with good ale and food. Cider is usually Old Rosie. The food menu is varied with many options on the chalkboards.
Music sessions can occur on virtually any night of week, with several local folk groups and bands regularly playing here - see the pub's website for the latest details.
Letting accommodation is available for those with time to explore this pleasant rural area. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale.
The pub has a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
Apparently the pub was originally called the Sheep, but a travelling sign-writer misunderstood the landlord's Suffolk accent.
The pub was built early in the 18th century, but much altered in the 20th.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available: 8 challets
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby: (close to the pub)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Special events
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.0 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Simple country bar with piano and pool; a regular haunt of folk singers. An adjoining dining area offering good value basic pub fare - no food Mon lunch. Chalet accommodation is available at the rear of the pub. Consistently well cared for, good value beer in this GBG regular.
Beer: Adnams Mild, Bitter.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
According to the 1904 Woodbridge licensing records, the Ship's license was issued in 1803.
The Ship Inn has been famous for music, singing and step dancing from time immemorial and many old recordings of the local characters are archived at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk Song and Dance Society.