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.
A warm and friendly welcome on a cold windy day, smashing large bowl of soup, followed by an even larger plate. of diner. I had bangers (4 3 bangers would have been more than enough) and mash with onion gravy usband had a hugh Steak Pie with mashed Potatoes and mix veg def no room for afters, lovely presented and friendly staff
Great relaxed afternoon chilling with my family - all staff very attentive - fast efficient service and large portions
The smallest portions I have ever had at the ship. The chicken in pastry was very small with a very thick sauce, and the big steak pie (pastry was not cooked) with not very much meat inside. Not been in a few months, and quite disappointed.
Great food as ever!
Had an itison voucher, was great value for money, but some of the things that were on the menu last time we went with an itison voucher were on at a £2 supplement this time. Would still go back and recommend
Food is excellent love the Ship Inn
By the time we got dinner they had no soup left and all the other starters were sea food, mushrooms or deep fried Brie which we opted for as we don’t eat mushrooms or sea food. When the starters were brought to us the waitress was unsure whether it was actually our order we had to tell her yes it is but she still seemed confused. Was a bit disappointed as I thought maybe because we informed the waitress we don’t like any of the starters apart from the soup that they would maybe have let us swap for a sweet. Don’t think we will return
Drinks order taken and items brought reasonably quickly. Service on the whole was good except one girl. She was wearing quite a bit of make up (only way to describe her as I can’t remember her name) who was very forgetful. Had to chase up the desserts and the bill. When asked for the desserts she commented “I forgot”. After waiting 25 minutes for the bill, I gave up waiting and went to the bar to ask for it myself.
We love it here. Staff are lovely and food is delicious! Had a good laugh with the owner yesterday, despite the fact he supports the wrong team!! Looking forward to our next visit.
Great food as always
Enjoyed a lovely meal with a friend - having a catch up. Food was delicious, great atmosphere, service was just right and we didn’t feel hurried or that we were waiting too long for the next course. Would certainly say to others to try it for themselves. I will definitely be back! Thank you to all at the Ship!
Very pleasant visit with good food and service.
Enjoyed our evening meal, wholesome, well presented and great portion size. Friendly staff too.
Itison deal - really enjoyed our 2 course meal staff very nice, we had a lovely wee lady serving us she was quite the comedian. 😁
friendly place and the food was fab
Excellent value for money, very friendly, great food, good service. Like to be able to bring our dog, super dog friendly.
From the minute you walk in you feel welcome. Atmosphere, staff and food is amazing. Would recommend to anyone.
Had lunch at the ship inn for the first time. Enjoyed very much and will return (with dogs)
We had a lovely meal at the ship inn and received great service.
Very quaint. Great food. Good price.
Catch up n lunch with friend...food was lovely n service great...
Great lunch. Very welcoming. Would like to have had the same waiting staff member tend to us, but that's just a personal preference.
Had great food with friendly staff and able to bring wee fella and dog too. Been loads over the years and we will be back again soon. Thanks
Great service, lovely & attentive staff, the ship inn is spotless, a great meal with a good atmosphere.
1st class service and food excellent.