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.
Very friendly and efficient staff. Steak pie is highly recommended.
Excellent standard of food and good value for money. The service could have been more attentive however I understand the restaurant was very busy. The staff were also very friendly, I would definately recommend The Ship Inn to others!
Haggis and whisky sauce is lush - I have it every time. Super-friendly service too.
Disappointed,no steaks available,no sticky toffee pudding,no caremel apple. A lot missing from your on line menu,haven’t been to the Ship for a long time,will be a long time before I am back.
Owners & staff really helpful & accommodating love going there.
Menu very limited for the voucher. Hoqever food was delicious. Wine a bit more expensive than other restaurents. But on the whole we had a nice meal etc.
Meal was lovely and staff are very nice. Will definetly be back.
I had a bottle of Coronna Lager which in my opinion was extortionately priced. I know you have to make a profit but that was ridiculous. Other than that, we had a pleasant experience.
I have been going to the Ship Inn for over 20 years, and have introduced many friends and family to this very special pub over the years. Every meal and every visit has been a most enjoyable one. The Ship Inn offers a unique combination of warm welcome; lovely atmosphere; food (delicious, plentiful and excellent value!); and staff's unique brand of obligatory banter :-) And if that wasn't enough, there's a dog-friendly area, and a good gluten-free menu. As the saying goes: 'We'll be back!'.
Pleasant lunch with friends, service was good as was the food served. Enjoyed sociable conversation with owner who was able to spend a short time with us. Good fare for the price paid.
excellent food and service. Friendly staff
Great service especially with placing us at a suitable table for us and my husband's guidedog Merlin. Very much appreciated
First visit and look forward to returning very soon. Great food and large portions. If your a Robert Burns enthusiast this oldest Pup in Irvine is steeped in History!
Very good value for money
Very friendly staff the food was piping hot which is lovely, huge portions can't recommend highly enough.
Very friendly and attentive staff. Special mention to the gentleman who pulled up a chair and sat with us for a short time on a couple of occasions for a chat. The food was delicious and plentiful. I look forward to coming back and would highly recommend.
Great food, friendly staff, great venue
Food was lovely and the service was great; the drinks are a bit overpriced and the decor could do with a clean up; seats have holes in them and paint is awfully dirty looking but just for the amazing food I’ll definitely come back soon
Good food Staff helpful and pleasant Worth a visit.
Be back again
Lovely food, friendly and attentive staff , a gem of a pub!
Lovely food and great value for money with the itison voucher!
Brilliant service food amazing great wee restaurant 5 star 🌟
Nice setting, food tasty and good service, this was a present from friends through Itison, would prefer a little better selection to the menu.