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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Wonderful sea views, comfy rooms with luxury touches, great local food

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1 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Accessible rooms

You'd have to travel a long way to find views better than the ones from this inn. Overlooking the harbour in Elie, The Ship Inn has a beer garden and views over the wide sandy beach to the sea. It is the only pub in Britain to organise cricket matches on a beach, when the weather and tides allow, of course. A comfortable lounge bar and expansive dining space enjoy the views and stunning sunsets. In keeping with rest of the inn, the bedrooms and bathrooms are equally stylish, with Egyptian linens, Nespresso machines, Bose sound systems and beautiful toiletries; two rooms are dog-friendly. No visit would be complete without sampling the food or trying one of the cask ales.

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  • Rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 1

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Nespresso coffee machine
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage
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