Gatehouse of Fleet

Please use the availability link below to book accommodation as we offer cheaper/more flexible terms relative to Booking.com and Expedia (generally between 10-25% cheaper).

Guests rank us as the best hotel and restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway through Tripadvisor. However we are not complacent and work very hard to make sure your stay at the Ship or visit to No.1 Fleet Street (our onsite restaurant) is every bit as good as the last time! For winter offers or last minute breaks please call us direct and we guarantee that we will be cheaper than any deal available on the internet for our accommodation.

  • For accommodation or offer queries please call 0771 341 2030 or email: theshipinngatehouse@outlook.com
  • For restaurant reservations please call 01557 814 217

Please note that we are pet friendly but only some of the rooms are designated as such so please let us know on the customer request form when booking.

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The Ship Inn

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty the Ship is surrounded close to the coast and on the edge of the magnificent Galloway Forest Park with lochs, forest trails and unique wildlife.

Established in 1794 this historic 4 star hotel is the perfect base for a relaxing break in beautiful Galloway in the South West of Scotland. You are always assured of a friendly welcome, delicious home cooked food, an extensive drinks selection and a comfortable bed at the Ship Inn in Gatehouse of Fleet.

For larger parties who wish to book all ten bedrooms, we can offer exclusive use of the Inn. If you would like to reserve the Inn on this basis, please call us on 01557 814217 or 0771 341 2030.


Recharge your Batteries

After a day out exploring all that Galloway has to offer, the Ship Inn is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries ready for the next day.

Our aim is to offer our guests the ultimate getaway and we are always on hand should you need anything to make your stay more enjoyable.

The Ship Inn offers a cosy public bar with a large beer garden backing onto the river Fleet. We even have palm trees thanks to the Gulf Stream, which gives Galloway its wonderfully mild climate.

Our bedrooms are all equipped with internet enabled Smart TVs and there is complimentary WiFi available throughout the Inn.


Perfect for Families

Children are very welcome at The Ship Inn, with our superior family room providing plenty space for a family of four. We have a selection of toys, and a kiddies corner in the guest lounge, complete with television, toys and games.

We have two rooms classified as dog friendly, they are finished to the same high standard but just let us know if you would like to bring along your four legged friend so we can try to fit you in.

“Fab bath (huge) … Lovely bedroom + comfy bed. Breakfast … Perfect.”

Liz J - 18th November 2019

“Lots of different teas and coffees in the room. And a coffee maker with pods. It was quiet even though it faced a road, perfect.”

Jane W - 2nd November 2019

“This is a very comfortable establishment, the room was spacious, well decorated and appointed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served at the associated restraurant ‘No1 Fleet Street’, plenty of choice and very good quality.”

Bob M - 21st September 2019

…first class service throughout.

TripAdvisor User - 18th September 2019

“We had visited the Ship Inn several times in the past when it was comfortable pub selling delicious bar food. It has now been transformed into a chic, modern hotel, the former bar area now housing the wonderful No 1 Fleet Street restaurant.”

Hugh C - 21st Aug 2019

A warm welcome by Jonathan and Sarah was received on our third visit… I’m sure we will return next year.


Check in handled very well and showed up to room. Excellent room which was spotless and had all we could possibly need.

Paul C - 14th July 2019

“Nice town and a fantastic place to stay.”

Nick - 19th June 2019