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The Ship Inn

5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY Scotland
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Historic (1771) inn with 11 luxurious en-suite bedrooms (7 with harbour views) - all with flat screen TV and free wi-fi. Comfortable 38 cover restaurant with spectacular views of picturesque harbour. Varied menu with seafood a specialty. All food home cooked using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy bar with good choice of draft beers (including Real Ales), bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wine by the glass and extensive wine list. Freshly ground coffee. Outside terrace with tables overlooking harbour. 20 minutes from Aberdeen - Oil Capital of Europe.
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kel wrote a review Nov. 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
First and last time at the Ship :( Very expensive "pub food" I had the monkfish & lentil dhal.... But I was very disappointed when it came to the table... Very small peice of fish, 3battered prawns.... £19! No member of staff had checked how our mains were.... But we were all very disappointed. Apple crumble was a bowl of watery apples... The waitor agreed it wasn't good after seeing I wasn't eating it, again very expensive at £6.95, he took off the bill.... This place is definatly ripping visitors off, I expect for the price of the food it would be something amazing.... Far better places to go in Stonehaven!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
JACF815 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom227 contributions100 helpful votes
We had the sharing seafood platter, it was so good. Seemed like it would never end...prawns, crayfish, hot and cold smoked salmon, crab cakes and mackerel mousse, along with crusty bread. Plenty for two!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Selina-May M wrote a review Oct. 2020
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I wish I could also review this hotel on booking.com as our experience was so good here. We arrived early and were welcomed to check in. The owner (I’m presuming) was so lovely. All distancing in place and safety measures were adhered to. I think we had one of the best views in Scotland on our stay! Definitely book the deluxe room if you can. The room and facilities are more than worth it for the money. Staff were extremely friendly. We also booked dinner here and what a meal - I definitely recommend the Cullen skink soup! Please don’t hesitate to book here. We will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Brian B wrote a review Oct. 2020
Forfar, United Kingdom308 contributions101 helpful votes
Lovely bar in a great location on the harbour in Stonehaven. We visited in October and although cold outside the area was very busy. Social distancing was handled very well in the bar. Good menu with a reasonable variety and not expensive. Food was really good and the service was excellent. Will definitely visit the Ship Inn again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carolynne M wrote a review Oct. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is in the perfect location for exploring Stonehaven. It is within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants. The room we had looked out over the harbour and we were able to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and do a bit of people watching! The room was clean and well equipped. The breakfast was very tasty and there was adequate choice of food. The evening meal we had in the bar was very good too. The staff were all very friendly and the service was excellent. The hotel has a great atmosphere. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Rooms looking out over the harbour.
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USD 127 - USD 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ship Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ship Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tolbooth Museum (0.08 km), Stonehaven Harbour (0.06 km), and Stonehaven Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ship Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ship Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ship Inn?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ship Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Villa, Cool Gourmet, and The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant.
Is The Ship Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Stonehaven.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ship Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Burns Memorial garden (0.9 km), Stonehaven Clock Tower (0.3 km), and Glenury Viaduct (1.7 km).
Does The Ship Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.