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The Ship Inn

Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
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The Toft, Elie KY9 1DT, Scotland
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived. Booked by my sister as a treat. Man who looked in charge told us the table was a 8pm booking not a 7pm (we had email confirmation but he didn't care) 85yr old mother had to climb down stairs. ...very difficult. Told we would have to wait the hour but after ten minutes a table became available. ... Food... More 

3 Thank belle42
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't been here for ages and was amazed at the refurbished Ship Inn, great decor, food was lovely, service perfect 😊 forgot what a perfect little find this place was, will be back again soon.

Thank TracyMain
Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit regularly, but the last 2 times we have been very disappointed :( Had to wait 20 mins to get served drinks and charged a fortune for them (i'm happy to pay a bit more for the view but £18 for 3 drinks is a tad steep! ) Sat in the beer garden as it was a nice early evening... More 

4 Thank Teaney-Clan
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant and bar has been completely renovated and looks fantastic. It really is in a beautiful spot. There were 14 adults and 6 kids and everyone enjoyed there food. Good service.

Thank CelticBhoy81
Brande, Denmark
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here for a short break. We good some excellent local food, fresh fish. We came quite early, but restaurant was filles with people. After we came, the pub got filled too. We can recommend for food.

Thank hcp2016
Greenock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying nearby I had checked Tripadviser for recommendations for dinner and found The Ship Inn. Managed at 5pm on a Tuesday night to secure a table for 2 for 7.45 (it is very busy so definitely book). Great busy atmosphere with attentive friendly staff. Very nice subtle interior looking out to Elie Harbour. Very nice menu, reasonably price and beautifully... More 

Thank Gsinc
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the last 6 years. The renovations that were recently made are stunning and down to the details. New life has been given to this town establishment all with the same good service and character.

Thank jsuder
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit since The Ship's re-vamp we found the room to be excellent in every way and the Inn remains an excellent base for exploring the East Neuk and the Fife Coastal Path. Our table in the restaurant was upstairs at the large window/patio doors with a superb view of the bay. Ask for this table if you're... More 

1 Thank cardaft200
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub grub in brilliant location. The beach area is fantastic. Makes thus a good day out for all the family.

Thank lezt45cdo
Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being recommended by Elie Golf Club we called in hoping for a table, we were greeted by friendly bar staff who arranged a table in the bar. The menu was very good and the quality of the food was excellent

Thank Sandra456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Toft, Elie KY9 1DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Elie
  • Phone Number: 441333330246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?