About Us

The Ship Inn Arts Centre is a non-profit organisation founded by Vanessa and Georgi in Spring 2022. Our mission is to share knowledge, love and passion for the creative arts with everyone.


The venue emerged amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic when Ashford Hill’s historic Ship Inn pub was reborn as the Ship Inn Arts Centre and Country Hotel.


We want to share the beauty and inspiration of music art, crafts and wellbeing to stimulate and delight all who come through our door. We hope to open eyes to new exciting possibilities in the world.

Mission Statement

  • We enhance the potential of human creativity by sharing skills and ideas.
  • We help our patrons nurture interests and talents, and provide an opportunity to take to the stage at one of our events.
  • We produce a variety of concerts and events during the year in the intimate setting of the Ship Inn Country Hotel.
  • We offer a home for the London College of Music’s Newbury Examination Centre.
  • We offer a venue for interesting and diffuse workshops.
  • We offer a tranquil setting for celebrating the important events in people’s lives.
  • We cater for the needs of the wider community.

Our Space

Address & Contact

The Ship Inn Country Hotel, Ashford Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8BD

Tel: 0118 981 4504, Email: shipinnarts@gmail.com