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The Ship Inn

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The Toft, Elie KY9 1DT, Scotland
01333 330 246
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Popular Harbour/Beach View Pub with Good Food

After a really enjoyable walk along part of the Fife Coastal Path, headed here for lunch after working up an appetite. The weather was fine and Sunny, but a fresh breeze was keeping the temperature down. Nonetheless, Elie was busy and the outdoor seating area at the Pub was full. We headed inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
thomsok
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have just spent a lovely time at the newly opened Ship Inn in Elie, although it's not opened fully ie kitchen opening mid June, at the weekend they had the beach bar opened and the burgers were a delight. Staff and owners very helpful and friendly and bar area looks fab new layout and toilets much improved. Here's to may... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great friendly service and great atmosphere (well it would be for a wedding!). Food was very good and facilities clean.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After a really enjoyable walk along part of the Fife Coastal Path, headed here for lunch after working up an appetite. The weather was fine and Sunny, but a fresh breeze was keeping the temperature down. Nonetheless, Elie was busy and the outdoor seating area at the Pub was full. We headed inside and found a table near the bar,... More 

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've been going to the Ship Inn for the past 40 years and made our annual visit last year! Things haven't changed very much which is what we love! I would definitely recommend the fish and chips as the fish is so fresh! If it's a nice day, it's so lovely to sit outside looking at the sea, but as... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a classic Scottish pub that also has a good restaurant serving typical pub fare. The small bar does not give an accurate impression of the true size - which in summer spills out onto a terrace above the beach (where you can watch cricket matches at low tide).

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Niceville, Florida
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195 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We made a point of stopping here for lunch. Glad we did. Small place on the waterfront with a "local feel". We both had fish and chips--very good. They had quite a few lunchtime visitors on this dreary day. Parked on the street. Their beer garden looks like it would be a fun place.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

The beer garden is great in summer and is always busy with visitors and locals. Definitely worth a visit if in Elie.

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Bridgeinn, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to post a review. We obviously agree with you that The Ship is a great asset to Elie and we are currently undergoing a renovation project to make it even more so. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Such a shame the coffee has changed really looked forward in the past to a lovely coffee now it's lousy

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Bridgeinn, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delight that you enjoyed your food with us and I can only apologise for the coffee. We are now closed for renovation and when we open we will have great coffee and well trained staff so that the coffee is served as it should be. We look forward... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We walked into the ship inn and looked about for a seat two members of staff just looked at us! We turned back and sat near the door. The table was filthy! We sat for a few seconds and looked about as it wasn't clear if it was table service or not. I got up to the bar and waited... More 

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Bridgeinn, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review although we are obviously disappointed by the nature of it. We shut The Ship on the 5th January, the date of your review, for extensive renovations. We will be re-opening in May and I very much hope that you will come back and enjoy a new environment with new and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Toft, Elie KY9 1DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Elie
  • Phone Number: 01333 330 246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?