The Ship Inn

“Warm and welcoming, great food and comfortable rooms, close to the sea” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

HESLEDEN, COUNTY DURHAM

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Our Inspector's View

The Ship Inn has some wonderful sea views from its well-appointed and comfortable bedrooms. The bar is cosy and welcoming and has an impressive selection of well-kept real ales. Dinner is served in the spacious, comfortable restaurant and log fires burn brightly on cooler evenings. Sympathetically restored over a number of years, many of the original features of this fine old property are still in place. Free WiFi and secure parking are provided.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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Dinner Award
The Ship Inn
High Hesleden, HESLEDEN, TS27 4QD
Phone : 01429 836453

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 9
  • Family bedrooms: 3
  • Bedrooms ground: 6
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Free TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Dinner Served

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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