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Situated right on the harbour side of Stromness.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we booked I telephoned to ask about fresh fish and they said they did fresh fish dishes (when available). I looked at the menu on line and it looked interesting. We ate there on Friday the 26th May. I has Orkney Scallops with apple...salad and Orkney Crab and Paprika Tart Marie Rose sauce, dressed salad, new potatoes. My wife had the soup of the day carrot and coriander and the Grilled Haddock chunky chips, peas, tartare sauce. My scallops were very good and fresh but they would not tell me where they had bought the tart from which was not fresh and tasted of very dark crab meat. My wife's soup had no flavor; the fish she had was not fresh and it was skinless which is often a sign of fish having been frozen; it was microwaved and it was not grilled. The fish was overcooked. We made a complaint at the time. We paid the bill but we left no tip. The people on the next table to us were complaining to a person I took to be the manageress about their meal. One of them had had the Ferry Inn Seafood Trio half lobster tail, scallops, salmon, lobster cream sauce dressed salad, new potatoes at £27.00 and were not pleased with what had been served. I cannot say much about the other dishes on offer save to say the place was very busy and there were a lot of empty plates. It was pub grub fare and we had expected much better. We were booked in in the name of Crane at 7.00.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2021

We ere staying in a nearby B&B and asked the proprietor where to get a decent seafood dinner. We ate there for the 2 nights we were in town. Had the scallops and the Salmon the first night and it was perfect. Tonight we both...had the fish and chips. A large portion of haddock with thick cut chips, baby peas and delicious tartar sauce. Hot, fresh and hit the spot! Prices are reasonable, parking right outside. Authentic nautical theme. Great draft beer, offered in 1/2 pint sizes if you are driving. 5 StarsMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

Many thanks for your 5 star review. It was lovely to meet you both :)

Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

A venue at Stromness harbour with an atmospheric ambience. Helpful staff, lovely meal in easy-comfort surroundings.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

Their online booking system is great, easy to navigate and you reconfirm with them 24 hours before via a link. Stopped here for our last night in Orkney, received a friendly welcome which was lovely and the food arrived promptly. I chose deep fried local...cheese for my starter, baked salmon for main and orkney ice cream for dessert. The food was tasty, fresh and used lots of lovely local ingredients. Would definitely return next time I'm in Orkney.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2021

Thank you for giving us this super review. We do hope that you make it back again soon :)

Reviewed 23 September 2021

Associated with the Royal Hotel and owned by the same people. We ate 3 times in our 6 night stay in Stromness. Good menu, good food, well presented, supported with a good wine menu and a remarkable selection of local whiskies and gins. Service is...very good. Need to book.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

Hello and thank you or giving us this super review :)

Reviewed 20 September 2021

Great pub, great food , great beer, great staff and atmosphere. Not to mention exceptional value . Menu is predominately fishy but I had the ribeye and it was fab. All those in our party who had fish said their meals were delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

Many thanks for this amazing review :)

Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant, pleasant and helpful staff, food of alacarte standard suitable for whole family, would recommend the specials, when we go back to the Orkneys this will be our first night meal and the last night.. Highly recommend a visit when in the...area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

So lovely to hear that you enjoyed dining with us :)

Reviewed 16 September 2021

The food here was amazing, will definitely come back. Smoked haddock with a Parmesan sauce was incredible. The seafood was really great.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

Many thanks for posting this great review :)

Reviewed 6 September 2021

Visited Stromness for few days. Went to Ferry Inn last minute. Staff squeezed us in as they were very busy. Never tasted fish and chips like It. Totally delicious. Lovely attentive staff as well

Date of visit: September 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

So pleased to hear that we were able to squeeze you in and that you enjoyed your meals with us :)

Reviewed 5 September 2021

We had a nice pub meal here twice. The food was good, with some local elements including lobster and scallops. We were in the bar as it takes dogs - this was much appreciated although it made for very much a pub rather than a...restaurant atmosphere (e.g. the TV was on). We recommend the lobster and the haddock. They are running a reduced operation at the moment so I advise booking in advance.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Karen C, Owner at Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2021

Thanks for giving us this lovely review. Yes, we are dog friendly in the bar area and the restaurant is pet free.:)

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JohnMartin111
29 October 2018|
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Response from Faedanorth | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could answer, but the only 100% accurate answer would come from the Ferry Inn themselves - phone them!
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JohnMartin111
29 October 2018|
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Response from Manuela D | Reviewed this property |
You’d better phone and check availability, because the restaurant is often sold out....in summer
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7 June 2018|
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Suspect not as no indication from our visit. Allan
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Ferry Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4