The Ship Inn, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7DB
The Ship Inn is described as a family and dog-friendly pub and dining room with individually designed hotel rooms.
It is in the heart of the historic East Sussex town of Rye and is apparently “a hub for locals, visitors and friends alike”.
We checked out the website and it claims under the heading: Dine with US: “We simply adore our food and have a real passion for our wines at The Ship. We like to think of ourselves as a far from usual pub.
“A pub with a real love for English wine. You can dine all day at The Ship, breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you consider yourself a foodie, a trip to The Ship is most definitely in order.”
Sadly, we did not find any of the above. It has atmosphere but the staff showed naivity with simple questions about the food.
And what was served was disappointing, particularly as I plumped for one of the catches of the day, trout. I possibly expected too much as I am a fly fisherman and catch trout regularly.
My hope was that I would find another way to serve trout but it was below average in both presentation and taste.
Pam’s bavette (strips of beef) was acutely disappointing. So, we emerged deflated.