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The Ship Inn

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Historic (1771) inn with 11 luxurious en-suite bedrooms (7 with harbour views) - all with flat screen TV and free wi-fi. Comfortable 38 cover restaurant with spectacular views of picturesque harbour. Varied menu with seafood a specialty. All food home cooked using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy bar with good choice of draft beers (including Real Ales), bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wine by the glass and extensive wine list. Freshly ground coffee. Outside terrace with tables overlooking harbour. 20 minutes from Aberdeen - Oil Capital of Europe.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Full view
76Somewhat walkable
Grade: 76 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Outstanding welcome, food and atmosphere. Visiting with friends from overseas, the pub staff made us welcome and the food was superb. We were looking for somewhere to eat post a walk to the Castle, also v recommended, and the Ship was open. Dogs welcomed as well.
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Dear moddgiel29 Thank you so much for a great review and we're delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit. We're ideally placed for those who are walking up to the castle - fuel up for the walk up the hill, or refuel on the way back down! We hope we'll see you back again.
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Our annual visit to Stonehaven would not be complete without a meal at The Ship Inn. Excellant atmosphere, service and varied tasty food. Never disappointed , unless we cannot get a table and have to contemplate going elsewhere. Always feel lucky we manage to get a table as
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Helen W Thank you so much for the five star review: to say we are delighted is an understatement! It's wonderful to hear that our key aims of delivering excellent food, atmosphere and service keep you coming back time and time again. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the run of good luck on getting a table continues and we'll see you back with us very soon.
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Decided to eat here on a recommendation from the owner of the place we were staying.The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived as it was around tea time. The staff were helpful but not particularly welcoming, unusual for a place which has a large number of visitors. Food
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded Dec 14, 2018
Dear Wrc149 We're really pleased that you enjoyed eating at The Ship, but we're naturally disappointed to read your comments about the staff. We're sorry that you were not made to feel more welcome, as our staff get lots of positive reviews for their professionalism. Glad to hear that you felt the food was very good - and we hope you'll visit again to get that warm welcome we're known for.
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Had lunch there as thought it must be good food. Food was pretty awful. Opted for steak and guiness pie. Concealed paste with pieces of steak through it. At £14.50 you kind of expect a decent standard. Would not recommend.
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded Dec 3, 2018
Very disappointed to read this review. We have served many thousands of portions of our famous Steak & Guinness Pie over nearly 15 years to great acclaim, so don't know what happened here. None of my staff were aware of any complaint or adverse comment about the steak pie - it would have been better for the customer if they had said something at the time and given us the opportunity to try and make amends instead of going away unhappy with their Ship Inn experience. Simon Cruickshank Proprietor
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Been here loads over the years and never knew it was dog friendy, staying in caravan with my two SBT and we came a walk along for some beers, realised dogs were welcome and even got treats n water. Good beer, good food and great friendly staff, reccomended!!
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded Nov 21, 2018
Dear Rossa465, thank you for your positive review! Indeed all our canine friends are welcome! We're glad to hear that you had such a good time and enjoyed our beer and food. Hope to see you again!
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I stayed back in August and there was a hairdryer. The internet was very good at that time and free. I would definitely stay here again.
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Is the restaurant or lounge bar dog friendly?
We allow dogs in the bar
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Hello, is there parking on site or nearby?
We have no car park, but there is adequate street parking close by.
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"To get maximum advantage of the location, you really should book a room with a view of the harbour."
"Harbour views are very pretty"
"We didn’t use the rooms only went for a meal."
"Sea & Harbour views"
"Sea view is a must"
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PRICE RANGE
$121 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ship hotel stonehaven
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandStonehaven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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