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Overview of The Ship Inn

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Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets

The Ship Inn

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAyscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens10 min drive
    Popular LocationBurtey Fen Collection10 min drive
    Popular LocationYork Street16 min drive
    AirportMarham (KNF-RAF Marham)70 min drive

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Standard Room, Non Smoking

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room, Non Smoking, River View

5/5 guest room rating
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area


Located in Spalding, The Ship Inn is on a river. Local points of interest include Burtey Fen Collection, Boston Guildhall, and St Botolph's Church.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens - 10 min drive
  • Burtey Fen Collection - 10 min drive
  • York Street - 16 min drive
  • St Botolph's Church - 16 min drive
  • Heckington Windmill - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Spalding Station - 14 min drive


  • The Kitchen - 7 min drive
  • Costa - 7 min drive
  • Tulip Tandoori Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Turners Fish Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • The Crystal Inn - 9 min drive

About this property

The Ship Inn

Riverside inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
This inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include electric kettles, showers and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Ship Inn offers 4 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. 30-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Ship Inn Spalding
Ship Spalding
Inn The Ship Inn Spalding
Spalding The Ship Inn Inn
The Ship Inn Spalding
Ship Inn
Inn The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn Inn
The Ship Inn Spalding
The Ship Inn Inn Spalding

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Ship Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Ship Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Ship Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Ship Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Ship Inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Ship Inn?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Ship Inn?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM. Late checkout is available for GBP 20.00 (subject to availability).
Where is The Ship Inn located?
Situated on the riverfront, this inn is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Burtey Fen Collection and within 12 miles (20 km) of Boston Guildhall and St Botolph's Church. York Street is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lovely large clean room. Excellent breakfast! Would stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet location
Excellent. Quiet location very tranquil. Room was very nice. Pub had a lovely atmosphere and was quite busy. Food was lovely, Kate was wonderful, she was the only one front of house, very courteous, efficient and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One night mini break
Very Pleasant One Night Stay. We had a lovely walk along the river and was very quiet. The food was nice and tasty we had an evening meal and breakfast. A very nice stay and would definitely go back. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

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