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The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Halketts Hall, Limekilns, Dunfermline KY11 3HJ, Scotland
+44 1383 872247
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great evening meal with friends. Food was delish and good portions for the price. Family friendly too. Would recommend.

Thank JesyNewman
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend made a decision to try the Ship Inn it is advisable to book as it is a small dining area (8) tables situated by the River Forth Excellent food pleasant staff has exceptional choice of the day board lunch menu and dinner menu available also home baking and varietys of hot drinks

1 Thank Elizabeth B
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food was very tasty and the portions were very large. Everything cooked to order and fresh. Nice selection of vegetables with the main course - we didnt have room left to sample the puddings but they did look yummy. All top off with live music and attentive staff. Will definitely be back. Would strongly suggest booking a table as... More 

Thank maryo297
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We we're here yesterday for birthday meal and catch up with the family. Greeted by extremely friendly staff who were on hand when needed but not so much so that it was overpowering. Service was great. The food is outstanding 10/10 for every course from every single one of us. We just love this place its gorgeous setting, lovely decor... More 

Thank L M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service very friendly. The only thing I didn't like and the reason I never gave 5 stars. When we walked in to to bar I went up to the bar to ask if they had any tables free, as I was looking at the bar staff I tripped over a dog. It was not a guide dog.... More 

1 Thank Dithespy
Claire H, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do allow dogs in the bar area and snug as many dog owners do like to dine or have a refreshment while out for a walk however I do understand your comment and I would have expected the dog owner to be responsible while the dog was in the bar. I do hope this... More 

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the Ship Inn for the first time tonight and will certainly be back. From entering the pub until we left the staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. I chose one of the specials which was a medley of five varieties of fish with chips and a perfectly dressed salad. My husband had steak pie which he is still talking... More 

Thank Susan O
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I would recommend any one to go to ship Inn home made meals lovely setting easy to get parking lovely sea view worth money took my mum for Mother's day when we were coming away we got jar of sweets lovely touch. You do not have to go for a meal they serve scones tea all different home made cakes

Thank Elizabeth B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

had the most amazing Fish and Chips followed by rhubarb and ginger Cheese Cake. The staff were very pleasant and nothing was to much trouble.

Thank Janice G
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

No worries about suggesting going to the Ship for lunch with our friends. Never fails to deliver. Staff are great, food's great and today the weather was also great! A lovely afternoon out

Thank Alice L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

excellent atmosphere and food at this traditional seashore village pub.Small, so book if you want food.

Thank bryan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Halketts Hall, Limekilns, Dunfermline KY11 3HJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Dunfermline  >  Limekilns
  • Phone Number: +44 1383 872247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?