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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (20 reviews)
“cullen skink” (51 reviews)
“fish sliders” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited in the summer and managed to get a table without booking although it was extremely busy. Lots of locals in as well as visitors which indicated it was good. Cullen Skink as a starter and it was just fantastic, creamy and filling. Main meals...More

Thank MHnurse30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable lunch of fish and chips at The Ship Inn. As well as good food the service was excellent and the location overlooking the harbour is very pleasant.

Thank William R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ship Inn is a harbor-side pub with a pleasant atmosphere and a simple but homely small restaurant - in an extension but you can also eat in the main pub area. The food was pretty good for pub food and the service efficient and...More

Thank reesfamily2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on New Years Eve. We booked and had to pay in advance at £60.00 each excluding drinks. We also had to choose our menu ahead of time. However, evening turned out to be very enjoyable food was good and service was very...More

Thank Frances-Jane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Above average food with rustic surroundings. Attentive staff and nice atmosphere. Family friendly with good range of offerings

Thank Muiryden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and friendly service from staff. The menu offers a good selection of dishes as well as a specials board all very reasonably priced. Pleasant dining room overlooking the harbour. Gets rather busy so worth booking ahead if you can, especially during summer...More

Thank Alison L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here quite a lot over the years and we ate here when friends from Dundee were coming up - one of them requested I booked the shippy!! Food was good and quick service even though the place was busy. We definitely will eat...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 3 nights over New Years Eve with my husband, my daughter and son in law. The hotel is on the harbour and in a fantastic position.The rooms are quite small, but spotless and have everything needed. They were cleaned each day and...More

Thank sandraforeman44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, food, service and price. Have been before and will return again. Good quality food, friendly service. Does exactly what you would expect. Not too fancy but good portions and reliable.

Thank c0ffeequeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does exactly what you would expect from a harbour front pub, warm atmosphere, friendly staff, decent food at reasonable prices. The Ship Inn has been here for years, a great local following, with a huge selection of whisky; you will love it if its...More

Thank snafu1989
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Questions & Answers
Sandranne C
18 October 2016|
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Response from Simon C |
We allow well behaved dogs in the bar. They should be on a lead and stay on the floor - not on the seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).
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