The Ship Inn is open Monday to Thursday 11am - 11pm. Friday 11am - 12am, Saturday 10am - 12am, Sunday 10am - 11pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Dogs Welcome
About The Ship Inn
Built in 1567 and established in 1754 it is one of the oldest pubs in Ayrshire. This was were Robert Burns met his mentor Captain Richard Brown and changed Robert's path to becoming the legend.
The Ship Inn has been a family run business for nearly 30 years offering great cuisine to suit one and all while enjoying the cosy atmosphere.
It has an award winning Dog friendly section where you and your four legged friend can enjoy a well earned drink and delicious food after a walk at the beach.
There is a private dining area/ function room upstairs with disabled access that can seat 60 people. With your own bar, toilets and kitchen it's like having your own wee pub for the night.
First visit will certainly be back
Fantastic meal with the added bonus of us being able to take our dog in to dine with us.
The service could’ve been better older lady that waits is quite rude owners are lovely and chatty food was great!!
Excellent pre-theatre meal, pleasant staff too.
Lovely meal served by friendly and attentive staff. Nothing is too much trouble.
Booked on an itison deal. This is somewhere we have enjoyed lunch before not on an itison deal and the food and service have been excellent on all occasions. It's a perfect place to have a relaxing lunch the staff are attentive and friendly I have no hesitation in recommending the ship in for a lazy lunch.
Nice meal again bit more prawn sauce on the prawns please +not keen on the honey mustard dressing in amongst the prawns maybe serve separate in a dish at side or not at all but just my preference
we were there at 4 p.m. and it was quiet but the service and food was outstanding we will be back and would recommend to friends
Husband had the steak pie, in fact everyone around us was having the steak pie, seems like its legendary! He really enjoyed it and good sized portion. I had the cullen skink which was ok, plenty of fish so probably didn't need any more seasoning and I found it very salty. Followed by macaroni cheese which was really cheesy but again very salty and I think there was garlic in the cheese sauce. I did eat most of it but didn't really enjoy it. Lovely setting, good atmosphere, staff friendly and efficient.
A quiet Monday night but still a warm atmosphere. Lovely waiter and waitress. Excellent food. Will be back soon.
Food was great - good sized portions and very tasty. Good choice on the menu. Was a Monday night so quite quiet but that was fine. Will definitely be back.
Out family love The Ship Inn, especially at this time of year, the food, atmosphere and cosy environment is a great way to kick off the evening. Well done team!
Unfortunately, we had to email at sort notice (within 3hrs) as we could not fulfill our booking for a party of four as the other couple were sick. I had hoped to reschedule... I did not get a reply other than to say our mailbox is full.....When I phoned, I was told everything to do with ItIsOn vouchers must be emailed. Can't win. £28 down the drain for me, to their advantage. But hey ho, lesson learned.
We enjoyed our visit.Lovely welcome. The food drink and service was first class.Lovely surroundings.We will return soon. Many thanks.
Good,service and atmosphere were perfect,would recommend
Great hearty food, lovely atmosphere and fire burning in corner. 👍🏼 Will be back
Food was very average and suspicion was that it was not freshly prepared but cooked from frozen. Sorry but won’t be back
Food could have been hotter. Cullen Skink far too thick.Brie starter delicious. Green veg wrap very disappointing not value for money a couple of bits of broccoli in a wrap swimming in cheese sauce..Macaroni nice. Venue very quiet even tho it was a Thursday,no atmosphere. Sorry will not return too many better eating places in Ayrshire quite disappointing really.
Excellent choices and reasonable prices. First class staff service
Good to see the "Ship Inn" on Itison, great food at excellent prices in a character venue.
Really good fresh food service top class.
Food was delicious and staff very friendly will definitely go back; steak pie to die for and humongous portions
Great value. Roast parsnip soup was yummy
Lovely food great service