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The Toft, Elie KY9 1DT, Scotland
01333 330 246
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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273 reviews 273 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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