The Ship in Dock is an old riverside inn that was recently acquired by Jim Brent and it has been refurbished to a very high standard and now offers luxury accommodation. The bedrooms are furnished in solid oak and have the extras you would expect of a top hotel such as Kingsize beds, Superking feather and down quilts, Egyptian cotton, flatscreen TV/DVD and some of the best river views in Dartmouth. The bathrooms are period in style, but encompass the best in bathing technology. The Egyptian cotton towels add to the feeling of comfort and luxury.
The Ship in Dock Inn was originally built in the 17th century and partially re-built in 1871. It occupies a prominent position overlooking Coronation park and the river Dart and there are stunning views from all rooms. The inn was originally built to service the merchants, craftsmen, masters and crews engaged on the adjacent quay, which was known as “Hardness” and overlooked a river inlet called “Coombe Mud”. During World War 2, the Americans filled in and reclaimed Coombe Mud and used it as a supplies depot in preparation of the Normandy landings. After the war, the area was set out as a park and was named Coronation Park. The “Ship” has for over 100 years been an establishment favoured by the officers, cadets and staff of Britannia Royal Naval College and we are very proud of that relationship. Linda, Jim and their staff will do their best to ensure you receive the welcome The Ship in Dock Inn has been providing for over 300 years.