Our bar is the heart of The Ship Inn. With its open fire and wood burning stoves it creates a warm and cosy atmosphere to escape the wind and Scottish weather.

Whether you want to come and enjoy a coffee or a warm cuppa, a real ale, a Scottish malt or the finest Bloody Mary in the East Neuk, there will be a warm welcome waiting for you.

Dogs are very welcome in the bar, and in the downstairs restaurant – water, treats and even beds are provided to make them feel at home.

For a casual lunch or a light meal after a costal path walk, a stroll on Elie Bay, or a drive around the East Neuk, we serve food in the bar daily from 12pm – 8pm.

Reservations are not required for dining in the bar, and is based on a ‘first come first served basis’ (however, we do reserve the right to stop serving bar food at any time throught the day without notice to prioritise guests in our restauant with advanced reservations).

While we pride ourselves on excellent service, there is no table service in the bar so if you wish for the full fantastic restaurant service that we offer, we always recommend pre-booking a table in the restaurant.

 “The Ship Inn has a great food and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend a visit”

“Absolutely First Class, cannot fault anything, we have been, and we will be back! “Happy Days!”

“Very good freshly cooked fish and chips. Nice staff serving with a very relaxed atmosphere”

“Great evening stop over great service great staff fabulous setting”

“Great food! One of the best Cullen Skinks I’ve ever had. Portions are quite big but not cheap! However, worth every penny, the locations speaks for itself …”

“This is the best pub lovely atmosphere friendly staff and good beer and food. And the setting is beautiful with the sea view”

“Super location right next to the beach. Optional eating al fresco or inside. Good menu and a wide range of beer!”

“My favourite place to chill…food is lovely,best beer garden ever….”

“The food is delicious and the staff are fantastic!”

“Location is perfect, food and drinks service high class and very welcoming with dogs.”

“Lovely stay. Great landlord and staff. Excellent view of Elie beach and Earlsferry from our bedroom and enjoyed first beach cricket match of the season”

“Great atmosphere, extensive drink selection, and the fish and chips was excellent”

“I come here a lot. I have never been unhappy with anything at The Ship Inn. Lively food and it’s nice for a drink with great views”

A warm welcoming space with attentive staff and hearty well cooked dishes. The Ship Inn doesn’t disappoint. A good mid-priced wine list and 4 – yes 4! pages dedicated to the gins on offer. The menu was small but had something for everyone – be warned the fish and chips is a massive plateful. Everyone on our table of 5 loved their food and the overall ambience. The harbour and sea views were a bonus. Can’t wait to return to try more things from the menu.

Service was excellent, as was the food, as was the drink, as was the bar! Highly recommended all round

This is a lovely place to pop into after a long walk along the coast. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere in the pub was great.there was a good fire and a hot meal and a cold beer. We all had a good time in the Inn

After walking the sands of Elie or out to Ruby Bay or Lady Tower it’s so nice to know a warm welcome awaits by the log fire on the sofa or curled in chair sipping a perfect americano.




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