The Ship & About Brancaster

Welcome to the beautiful North Norfolk coast

The wide open Norfolk skies and golden sands of Brancaster Beach are a mere stones throw from the Ship.


Whether this is your first visit to The Ship Hotel, and you are just learning about Brancaster, or you are one of our many old friends
returning, it is our pleasure to extend a very warm welcome, or indeed, welcome back.

Our Values:

Experiences matter

A stay in The Ship Hotel always offers more than a bed for the night.

Gracious hospitality

We make our customers feel welcome, relaxed and offer kindness without exception. Service is always attentive but never overbearing.

Attention to detail

Spotting the cues and anticipating ways to improve a customers day is key to a Ship Hotel experience.

Celebrate your locality

We use local artists, producers and services wherever possible. The Ship Hotel celebrates and is part of the local economy.

Opportunities for everyone

From opportunities to improve a customers day to opportunities for our team to progress. We believe in opportunity for all.


The Ship is so much more than a Hotel & Restaurant to us and we are dedicated to ensuring your stay not only meets, but exceeds your expectations. Our bustling Dining Areas & Bar as very popular with both locals and residents alike, offering an excellent array of culinary delights, carefully selected Wines, extensive Gin selection including our own Ship’s Black Diamond Premium Gin which Hand Distilled in Norfolk by our good Friends at What a Hoot Distillery and Yes! We are Dog Friendly!


Exploring the beautiful beaches & marshes or unique little towns of North Norfolk is so very easy with Brancaster as your central base.

North Norfolk offers some stunning coastal & inland walks.  The inland sections offer superb views over the coast from the dizzying heights of up to 50 metres above the sea level. The remainder of the route follows the edge of the Brancaster Marsh on raised banks and boardwalks, with extensive views of the unique habitat and its wildlife. This walk is accessible by public transport via the bus service. When there’s a high tide the road to the beach regularly becomes flooded and submerged.

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The Ship Hotel maintains its enviable reputation by constantly listening to what our guests have to say as we believe we can always improve.

We hope you have a wonderful time with us and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.



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