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Welcome to The Ship Hotel, Brancaster


We are CLOSED for refurbishment from 31st December – 27th February (inclusive)


Set in the heart of the Norfolk coastal village of Brancaster, The Ship Hotel is a boutique hotel and restaurant offering excellent dining and unforgettable stays.

We can guarantee delicious local and seasonal food, finest selection of Wines, Beers, Cocktails & over 40 Gins to try including our very own Ship’s Black Diamond Premium Gin.

You can make a Bedroom or a Table Reservation through our website.

Our Garden boasts 18 large tables which are completely dog friendly.

12 tables are situated in our Marquee. All outdoor tables are available on a first come, first served basis and are not available to book

Kindly note, we accept Card Payments Only.

Get in touch with us if you would like to book a table or a staycation.

For reservations and enquiries please contact us on 0148 5210333

or email reservations@shiphotelnorfolk.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to The Ship Hotel very soon for you to enjoy our makeover.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

The Ship’s Team

Our Bedrooms

The Creakes

Rooms 1 & 2 ”The Creakes” Classic Family Suite

Comprised of the North Creake and the South Creake rooms, this suite of rooms is perfect for a family of four.

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North Creake

Room 1 ”North Creake” Classic Room

A classic bedroom featuring a king-size bed, an over-bath power shower and plenty of light from it’s front facing perspective.

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South Creake

Room 2 ”South Creake”Classic Room

A front-facing first floor room featuring a zip-up King Size bed. Perfect for Double or Twin stays. The en-suite features a walk in shower.

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Room 3 ”Titchwell” Deluxe Room

This first floor deluxe room features a super king size bed perfect for Double or Twin Stays, Single Chair Bed,

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Room 4 ”Holkham” Junior Suite

A truly luxurious room featuring a super king-size bed, double sofa bed, roll top bath, walk-in shower and plenty of space. It’s a front facing room with an abundance of light.

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The Marshes

Rooms 5 & 6 ”The Marshes”Deluxe Family Suite

Comprised of the Thornham and the Brancaster rooms, this suite of rooms is perfect for a family of four, five or six.

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Room 5 ”Thornham” Deluxe Room

Featuring a beautiful antique Super king size bed and single chair bed. This rear facing room offers comfort for your stay in Brancaster. Also features a skylight making the room feel light and airy.

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Room 6 ”Brancaster” Deluxe Room

The super king-size zip up bed, single chair bed and skylight makes this one of our most luxurious roomy rooms. Beautifully appointed and perfect for family of three or double or twin stays.

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Room 7 ”Starboard” Classic Room

This second floor attic room has an en-suite bathroom including bath. It is a front facing room, bringing an abundance of sunlight into the space. This room also features a king size bed, ideal for double or twin stays & single day bed.

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Room 8 ”Port” Classic Room

A stylish room on the second floor. Back facing with a power shower over the bath, exposed beams, a double bed and oodles of charm.

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Captain’s Cabin

Room 9 ”Captain’s Cabin” Junior Suite

This is one of our most luxurious rooms. Very spacious and located on the second floor. This room features a king-size bed, a roll top bath and separate shower cubicle, as well as a Double Sofa Bed.

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Bar & Restaurant

Serving Lunch & Dinner daily, our Restaurant & Bar offer locally sourced produce & Seasonal Menus in historic surroundings. We are dog-friendly too, so feel free to pop in for a bite to eat with your canine companion!

The Bar also serves a regularly changing selection of locally Brewed Beers,

Along with a Selection of over 35 Gins & an excellent Curated Wine Selection.

News & Offers

Since closing at the beginning of the year we have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to completely refurbish our beloved Ship Hotel.

We were working very closely with Nicola Lovell, the interior designer for both our sister hotels, The Maids Head, in Norwich and The Gonville, in Cambridge, in redesigning all 9 of our bedrooms. We have given them all a fresh and contemporary feel whilst retaining the warmth of character that we all adore about the Ship. We can not wait to fully reopen the Hotel on Monday, 17th May and to share our new look with you.

In the meantime, we are exited to be opening our Garden on Monday, 12th April for al fresco dining and table bookings can now be made either online, or by calling 01485 210333.

Our Restaurant & Bar has also received a makeover and this will reopen on Monday, 17th May 2021

Team Ship are very excited to be welcoming you back very soon!

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Wonderful Hotel

Had a fantastic 2 days at the Ship. Nothing is to much trouble for the staff. Great food, you cannot go wrong at this Hotel. Have booked again for February and looking forward to it already. Thanks for a great stay

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple

Tripadvisor November 2019

Fantastic birthday getaway with my girlfriend and dog

We went for one night as a surprise for my girlfriend and we got looked after so well by the staff. We had our own table one the restaurant/bar dog friendly so our dog could join us for the evening. The room was fantastic the dog had his own bed and treats. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Marcus and John really looked after us very well. The area its self is a really nice location. We hope to be back soon.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple

Tripadvisor November 2019

Good pub that’s welcoming and dog friendly.

We ate here twice. Our dogs joined us and were welcomed. Good beer and lovely food. Very comfortable stools!
We tried different dishes on each of our visits and all were very good. The mussels, from Wells not Brancaster, were delicious. Having had Brancaster mussels on another occasion, I have to agree that the Wells were better!.


Very pleasant stay

A very understanding management team. Very pleasant room, very spacious, bathroom very modern and even though it was pet friendly you couldn’t notice the difference a well done to the cleaners.

I would just like to apologise to the other residents for our ill health if our coughing awoke you.

Thanks again definitely stay again.


Fantastic Evening Meal

My wife and I recently visited the Ship Hotel in Brancaster for dinner one evening. …I have to say, the entire meal was absolutely wonderful… The service was equally fabulous, polite, happy and welcoming waitress. We would highly recommend a visit to this lovely restaurant.

Tripadvisor April 2018

“Shipshape” and Norfolk fashion!

…Over the years we have stayed in a number of hotels and pubs along this part of the wonderful North Norfolk coast and would rate “The Ship” as one of the very best. Looking forward to a return visit before too long.

Tripadvisor May 2018
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