Wonderful sea views, comfy rooms with luxury touches, great local food
At a glance
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.