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The Ship Inn

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Certificate of Excellence
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 76 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Stonehaven is a beautiful Scottish town and no better place to stay if there than the Ship Inn on the Harbour front. I've stayed at the Ship a number of times over the years but with my latest visit it appears to have upped the standard. Great room, quiet, clean, very
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Had lunch today in Stonehaven and would highly recommend this restaurant. Excellent service coupled with a great menu and really helped by it being a lovely sunny day in Stonehaven. We did not have our dog with us but was delighted to find that this place was dog friendly in the
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Visited today 16/02/2019 for lunch, friendly welcome and attentive service. I had the Sea Bass risotto, my wife had the Burger, both meals were really excellent. No complaints at all, thoroughly recommended.
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Dear marketh9 Thanks so much for a great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food and that our team made you feel welcome. We very much hope to see you back at The Ship soon!
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Outstanding welcome, food and atmosphere. Visiting with friends from overseas, the pub staff made us welcome and the food was superb. We were looking for somewhere to eat post a walk to the Castle, also v recommended, and the Ship was open. Dogs welcomed as well.
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded 18 Jan 2019
Dear moddgiel29 Thank you so much for a great review and we're delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit. We're ideally placed for those who are walking up to the castle - fuel up for the walk up the hill, or refuel on the way back down! We hope we'll see you back again.
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Our annual visit to Stonehaven would not be complete without a meal at The Ship Inn. Excellant atmosphere, service and varied tasty food. Never disappointed , unless we cannot get a table and have to contemplate going elsewhere. Always feel lucky we manage to get a table as
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Response from Simon C, Owner at The Ship Inn
Responded 19 Dec 2018
Dear Helen W Thank you so much for the five star review: to say we are delighted is an understatement! It's wonderful to hear that our key aims of delivering excellent food, atmosphere and service keep you coming back time and time again. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the run of good luck on getting a table continues and we'll see you back with us very soon.
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I stayed back in August and there was a hairdryer. The internet was very good at that time and free. I would definitely stay here again.
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We allow dogs in the bar
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We have no car park, but there is adequate street parking close by.
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"To get maximum advantage of the location, you really should book a room with a view of the harbour."
"Harbour views are very pretty"
"We didn’t use the rooms only went for a meal."
"Sea & Harbour views"
"Sea view is a must"
US$122 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ship hotel stonehaven
United KingdomScotlandStonehaven
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