To my surprise I was a given a 3-bedroomed well decorated room with oodles of space, even though I was solo. The bed I slept in was extremely comfortable. Helpful bar staff and charming chambermaid. The Ship is a spacious, relatively unspoiled Inn, considering its age, 5 minutes walk from Chelmsford station. My guess is that it provides a first class breakfast, although I didn’t try it. The evening meal menus were unusual to say the least, but probably not for those who are on a diet. There was a large ironing board in a communal area, along with a bath, shower room, sink and toilets separate from the room. I imagine it could be very hectic during holiday periods as there could be approximately 7 lots of visitors competing for the same communal amenities - these were unfussy but perfectly adequate, incidentally. Very good value for money and I would be more than happy to stay there again. Thanks to all the staff for a relaxing stay.