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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (20 reviews)
“cullen skink” (52 reviews)
“fish sliders” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Stopped on the off chance of an early lunch. Not sure from any obvious signs whether we should sit and wait to be served or go to bar and place lunch order.....later is the case! Staff helpful and friendly after we figured out the ordering...More

Thank Kit R
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely sunny day and a great situation right on the harbour front. Food was tasty, and plentiful. We had fish and chips and crab claws.

Thank Jakethefood
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We went in here last Sunday and placed a food and drinks order for around £60/70 with the friendly bar staff, we went in and placed the order at the bar as we had been sitting outside at a table for some time and nobody...More

26  Thank Spunkymonkey2014
sjcshank, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2015

If you have children please come to the Ship Inn and choose a nice, freshly cooked meal for them from our extensive menu. As thousands of people do every year and have done for over 11 years under my ownership. We have an extensive menu...More

Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is my second review for the Ship Inn and not much more to say than my last review. Fresh haddock and friendly service on both occasions and probably the reason you must reserve a table because of its popularity. I always look forward to...More

Thank Dagenhamdave1969
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Great find. Excellent staff. Chicken fillets were superb fantastic light batter and large helpings. Chicken wrapped in bacon on a bed of mash with haggis bon bons superb. Highly recommended

Thank clive m
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Simple and well presented pub grub with the fresh fish being particularly tasty. Food is great to have with a beer when you plough your way to the bar; past the wedged in locals; Ye Ken!

Thank Kirt T
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Paid a brief visit here at the end of our walk to Dunnottar Castle to rest and refresh ourselves. Room at the bar was a bit tight but its popularity was probably partly responsible for this. A good pint with great outdoor seating. A real...More

Thank ScotlandDave
Reviewed 8 August 2015

we booked a table for lunch and glad we did, restaurant was very busy and all tables full. none the less we were served quickly and the food was delightful. Piping hot and plentiful in serving portions. We really enjoyed our meals and the views...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We ate at the Ship Inn last Saturday and had a lovely meal. We ate outside and it was lovely sitting in the hrbour people watching whilst we ate out lunch. Just wish the staff were a bit friendlier. we have been here a number...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The food and service were exceptional. The food is far superior to the atmosphere of the restaurant, but the food is amazing. The service was friendly and each person we encountered was friendly and gave off a wonderful warmth. This restaurant is a must. You...More

Thank deanmk
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Sandranne C
18 October 2016|
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Response from Simon C |
We allow well behaved dogs in the bar. They should be on a lead and stay on the floor - not on the seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).
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