Ship and Trades pub, Chatham, Shepherd Neame
Ship and Trades pub, Chatham, Shepherd Neame

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Waterfront location

Boasting a beautiful marina setting and a stylish modern design, the Ship and Trades is a unique place to dine, drink, and stay in Chatham.

Enjoy our dockside bar and eat in or outside with a view of the marina — then retreat to one of our hotel rooms for a luxurious stay!

Ship and Trades pub, Chatham, Shepherd Neame

Panoramic views

Our Chatham dockside restaurant, bar, and hotel overlooks one of the yacht basins at the former Royal Naval Dockyard. We have extensive contemporary waterfront seating, offering panoramic views across the River Medway to historic Upnor Castle.

The views are every bit as special from the inside, with a glass-panelled wrap-around restaurant serving up supreme marina vistas along with delicious fresh food. In the bar, meanwhile, you can feast your eyes on an extensive range of local cask ales, unique wines, and international lagers – all kept and served to the highest standard.

Birthday clubBirthday club
Dog friendlyDog friendly
Historic buildingHistoric building
Outdoor areaOutdoor area
Wheelchair accessWheelchair access
Ship and Trades pub, Chatham, Shepherd Neame


There are 15 beautiful boutique bedrooms here, too – each stylishly designed with a nod to the location’s nautical heritage and promising some of the best accommodation in Chatham.

Bedrooms are en-suite, many with marina views and two offering private waterfront balconies. All offer contemporary facilities, including flatscreen televisions and free WiFi, so you can rest assured you’re in for a comfortable and convenient stay.

A peaceful night’s sleep, a tasty breakfast, and the chance of a magical marina view are just some of the reasons to make The Ship & Trades your base for a  memorable Kent getaway. Enjoy everything the local area has to offer before heading back to one of our comfortable rooms.

We have a number of dog friendly rooms; please contact us prior to arrival to notify us if you will be bringing your four-legged friend.

Ship & Trades, Chatham, Shepherd Neame


Savour delicious food in a stunning setting at the Ship and Trades. Our chef’s speciality chargrill offers gourmet burgers and prime cuts cooked to order, and vegetarians (or just veggie lovers) can enjoy a host of delicious options. We’re also renowned for our handmade stone-baked pizzas and a delicious choice of pub classics. Come and see for yourself!