The Ship Inn at West Stour

Country Pub, Restaurant & Rooms tel: 01747 838640

ANNOUNCEMENT -18th March 2020

We are sorry to announce that as of today, we have had to make the decision to close and put The Ship in "dry dock" for the time being...
The announcement from Boris Johnson & the media to avoid going to pubs, bars, restaurants etc, has meant our diary of forward bookings has been completely wiped out.
It smacks of desperation trying to cling on for one man and his dog and besides, to close seems to be the responsible thing to do for the time being given the virus situation.
The announcements by the Chancellor & PM yesterday with regards to supporting our industry go some way to help us get through this period of uncertainty. Hopefully in a number of weeks time, we will be in a position where The Ship can "set sail" again (although further in debt and the only way out will be to sell the business...!)
Thank you to all our staff and loyal customers over our last 15 years at The Ship, we hope to be welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Yours,
Gavin & Sally Griggs