The Ferry Inn

10 John Street, Stromness, Orkney, United Kingdom, KW16 3AD
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Opening Information

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 21:00

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar
  • Accommodation
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About The Ferry Inn

For over 30 years The Ferry Inn in Stromness has served as one of Orkney's must-visit pubs, playing a full part in the daily life of the town and host to the variety of events and festivals held throughout the year.

Under the Management of Karen and Gareth Crichton, who also own and operate The Shore in Kirkwall, The Ferry Inn now boasts an excellent restaurant with local seafood specials.

At the Ferry Inn we are proud to source and serve a full range of Orkney produce, supporting local growers and manufacturers while ensuring our guests enjoy both the quality and provenance of the islands' fare. Our meats are sourced from award winning local butcher E Flett & Son, who themselves buy locally grown beef, lamb and pork. Our seafood is from Orkney Fishermens Society, a co-operative business which has been the lifeblood of our harbour town for over 60 years. Their fresh shellfish - scallops, brown crab and lobster - and when in season Scapa Flow langoustines and line-caught mackerel, are brought in daily by local boats, with whitefish sourced predominately from the markets in Scrabster and Lerwick. The haddock for our superb fish and chips special is from sustainable stocks, and Jolly's of Orkney provide excellent processing for our range of smoked salmon products. Dairy needs are well met by local cheese manufacturers at Grimbister Farm and the Orkney Cheese co-operative, with milk, cream, butter and ice-cream from the Orkney Creamery at Crantit. With Vetquoy Free Range Farm eggs, breads and biscuits from Stromness producers Argo's and Stockan's to supplement our home baked breads and cakes, and our own garden grown soft fruits and herbs when in season, we truly work to offer a fantastic 'Taste of Orkney'.

Cuisine: Scottish, Child Friendly, Fish, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian Friendly
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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Gareth and the staff looked after us the week we were in Stromness. Great bar, tasty food and really friendly customer service. Gareth’s knowledge regarding the local whiskey was really helpful in selecting the right dram.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Nice to see Karen n Gareth trying to accommodate the locals :) a lot of hard work and money put into opening the Ferry Inn

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

As usual, friendly efficient service! Comfortable dining room with really interesting photographs of old Stromness. Thai mussels were awesome and the salmon trio fab- especially the beetroot marinade. Local sirloin steak was excellent quality produce and perfectly cooked. Best chips In Orkney! Next time we'll even be able to add some wine, yippee!

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

We had to eat and drink outside due to the covid-19 restrictions. The staff were helpful and friendly in very chilly circumstances. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Great place, super service and good craic!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Loved the tents and lights outside. Yum food!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Food was fabulous , restaurant was quiet due to covid restrictions but staff friendly and welcoming .

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Really good seafood chowder. Given the current restrictions the atmosphere was as good as possible and the service was a 5*plus. Well done all.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Lovely friendly atmosphere, fab to have a little bit of normality back. Great attentive table service

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great food and service

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great waiting staff, friendly and very attentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Service is prompt and attentive, however staff often appear quite stressed or harried.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Fish and chips great as was the lamb thanks & really liked the puddings too. Bit cold indoors so kept my coat on

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Had a wonderful meal , service was professional but very friendly and welcoming. Great to see cosy tent seating areas outside. Will definitely be returning

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Great set up for outside dining! The mini marquees are an excellent way of creating the pub ambience - the insulated seating mats are a great bonus! As ever, the food was excellent (vegan option was fab), the service friendly and efficient and being outside meant a glass or two of good wine went down a treat- Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely evening

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Quite a lot of sea food based dishes on the lunch menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived! We were only there for drinks outside so sadly cannot comment on the food

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Top notch had a great evening thanks so much

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

You are all doing an amazing job, which we are all really grateful for. Service is first class.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Lovely setting, let's hope the weather gets warmer

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great afternoon , service really good

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great food and so lovely to be back!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Fab evening, well needed

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

The dinner on Thursday evening was excellent thank you! 4 of us enjoyed great range of well prepared meat and fish dishes, beautifully served and all very, very tasty- even without a wee glass of wine! Oh, and the desserts were lovely too! The restaurant was relaxed and comfortable with very friendly service. Covid procedures were efficient and gave confidence. It's great to be out again! Thanks!

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