The Bristol Arms

Bristol Arms, Bristol Hill, Shotley Gate, Suffolk, IP9 1QP.
Tel: 01473 787200
The famed Bristol Arms is still going strong. Ideal for lunch or evening meals after your visit. 
All ex-Ganges boys can be assured of a warm welcome from Shane and his staff.

The Shipwreck Loft

Shotley Marina, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1QJ. 
Tel: 01473 788865
The Shipwreck Loft is an ideal place to stay while visiting the museum and to explore the rest of the beautiful Shotley Peninsula.

It's ideally situated within the marina and has fantastic views of the marina itself, the River Orwell, across to Felixstowe and Harwich and the River Stour.
It's also handy for Harwich and Felixstowe via the ferry in the warmer months. Bookings required. 

The Shipwreck also has a bar and restaurant. 

The Shipwreck Pub 

Shotley Marina, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1QJ. Tel: 01473 788865
Check for opening times and availability. In the warmer months there's plenty of seating outside to enjoy the view.

The Rose Inn

The Street, Shotley, Ipswich, IP9 1NL.  
Tel: 01473 787237

As you drive towards Shotley you will find The Shotley Rose on your right. There's free parking outside.

Sarah, Jamie and staff make this a great place for a meal and a pint. 

The Boot

Freston, Suffolk, IP9 1AB
Tel: 01473 780722

A recently restored 17th Century public house retaining many original features. The menu offers home made classic pub style dishes using the best Suffolk produce. They have linked up with several local breweries and have a unique selection of English spirits and wines.

Butt and Oyster

Pinmill Rd, Ipswich IP9 1JW.  
Tel: 01473 780764

One of the best known waterfront pubs on the East Coast only ten minutes from Ipswich, with an amazing panorama of the River Orwell, you can enjoy quality food and drink in unique surroundings.

Explore Our Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Whilst you're visiting the Museum do make some extra time to explore the beautiful local area. There's so much to discover and enjoy.

Suffolk Coasts And Heaths AONB

Suffolk Coast And Heaths Explorer Guides

Shotley Explorer Guide PDF
This specifically covers the Museum/Marina area plus Shotley Church and Naval Cemetery.

St Mary's Church, Shotley 

With views over Shotley Marshes, St Mary's is an interesting church to visit both inside and out, where the Naval War Graves are located, behind and to the side.

Commonwealth War Graves:
Shotley (St. Mary) Churchyard

Mainly Royal Navy graves but also some Dutch sailors who were killed locally. Includes seamen from HMS Gypsy, which struck a mine in the River Orwell and sank.

Shotley Peninsular Nub News

Check out Shotley Peninsular Nub News for information on local events, news and shopping.
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Barrelmans Point
Barrelmans Point is the new 60 acre housing development, with 295 new homes being built, on the former HMS Ganges site.

This joint venture between Wavensmere Homes and Galliard Homes has also taken on the task of restoring the famous HMS Ganges Mast.


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