Overview of The Old Ship Inn

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9 reviews
Guests rated this property 1.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

Popular LocationDinosaur Museum7 min walk
Popular LocationMaiden Castle9 min drive
RestaurantThe Old Ship Inn1 min walk
RestaurantThe Royal Oak1 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)51 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Suite, Private Bathroom (Bath)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area


The Old Ship Inn is located in Dorchester. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Bay. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Fantasy Island Fun Park are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosaur Museum - 7 min walk
  • Maiden Castle - 9 min drive
  • Athelhampton House and Gardens - 12 min drive
  • Cerne Abbas Giant - 17 min drive
  • Sea Life Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Dorchester West Station - 9 min walk
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 49 min drive


  • The Old Ship Inn - 1 min walk
  • The Royal Oak - 1 min walk
  • Room to... - 2 min walk
  • Thai Nakorn - 2 min walk
  • Coffee House & Kitchen - 2 min walk

About this property

The Old Ship Inn

Inn in Dorchester with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden are available at this smoke-free inn. All 4 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.
The Old Ship Inn offers 4 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee
1 restaurant
1 bar

Guest services

Luggage storage

Business services

Meeting rooms




Smoke-free property



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets are allowed
2 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

The Old Ship Inn Inn
The Old Ship Inn Dorchester
The Old Ship Inn Inn Dorchester

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Old Ship Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Old Ship Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Old Ship Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this inn pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room).
What time is check-in at this inn?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Old Ship Inn?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Old Ship Inn located?
Situated in Dorchester, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum. Borough Gardens and Roman Town House are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dorchester South Station is 11 minutes.

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Very poor

Smoking area right outside our people shouting till 3am. Hard bed, open wires, damp 2" gap at bottom of door with wind blowing through, blinds at window looked like a cat had attacked them and people stood smoking lokking in.

Pros: o

Cons: everything

Location: Shopping on doorstep

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018


Hotel run down rooms ok, staff helpful, very loud music saturday night till 2.30

Cons: A refurbishment

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018


  • Liked: Cleanliness

DOSS house

Very basic room. No breakfast tired old furniture ok if you are desperate would not stay again if they reduced the room to £30 a night. Would be divorced I I even thought of taking the wife there

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018


    Standard hotel room but no breakfast

    Standard bed and breakfast quality room and the member of staff was friendly. However, we did not receive breakfast despite the room being advertised as a "bed and breakfast".

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    No communications and the pictures of the place do not represent what it looks like now which was poor. In fact it was just an rundown old pub and if you come by car you have to park half a mile away. I would think twice about staying here.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018