The Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe has that friendly atmosphere and classic touches you always get in a really good local. Come on in, everyone’s made to feel welcome in our pub


New for 2019, The Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe now serves food. We produce a range of tasty pub classics to suit all tastes accompanied by some more unusual signature dishes using our culinary expertise and hand selecting the best local produce from right here in North Devon.


Come to drink at one of Ilfracome’s friendliest bars here at The Ship & Pilot. We have an ever growing selection of  beers, ciders and gins from the West-Country and beyond

Fancy a curry

We are becomining well known in Ilfracombe as the pub to go to for a good curry. We make all our curries from scratch using our own secret recipes. No jars here! 


We have regular live events throughout the year on weekends. From DJ’s to live bands, The Ship & Pilot is a great music venue offering some great local acts from North Devon and beyond to get you in the party spirit.


The Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe, North Devon is your family- friendly, dog-friendly local pub. Situated behind Ilfracombe’s stunning harbour, we’re in the perfect location to take in the sights of our local area and stop for a drink and a bite to eat.

Great Food 

We provide our customers with excellent value pub food without compromising on quality. We serve food throughout the day, every day of the week, from pub classics such as our big tasty signature burgers, fish & chips and local Devonshire steak pie to signature dishes such as ‘Crispy Cockle Popcorn’ and the amazing ‘Full Deck Ocean Basket’.


You won’t be lost for choice behind the bar, either. We do enough pub drinks to keep the whole of Ilfracombe and beyond happy. Whether you’re into local cask ales and ciders or you adore gin or whisky, you’ll get just what you want at the bar.


We are the only pub around the harbour area of Ilfracombe to be dog friendly indoors and out all year round. So whatever time of the day it is, your more than welcome to bring your pooches. If they’ve been good, they might even get a treat. Woof Woof!

Curry deck

We are becoming well known for our homemade speciality Indian & Thai curries. From the deep flavoured aromatic spicy offering of our ‘Lamb Rogan Josh’ to the exotic sweet and creamy ‘Thai Chicken Curry’. We make all our curries from scratch using our own secret recipes. . We also turn the Ship & Pilot into Ilfracombe’s top Indian restaurant with our curry nights on select Mondays. Take a look at What’s On for more information. 

  •   We had planned to view the RNLI Lifeboat Station and visit the Shop
    This we did and then on what was a blusterry chilly morning searched for a welcome coffee... read more

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      After walking around on a cold windy day popped in here for a drink. What a lovely place. The staff are very friendly and there is a good beer selection.... read more

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      Bar maid.... emma was lovely. Pregnant and worked her socks o
    ff. Sadly she had 2 shut coz she wasnt taken off. Didnt turn up so was shut at 7.... read more

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  •   Always enjoy a visit to this pub whenever i visit ilfracombe, staff always happy & friendly, food always good at reasonable prices, drinks prices good & always feel welcome with... read more

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      Having been in town a few days and so many places closed we knew to book in advance having noticed the place looked busy - also 1 of our group... read more

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      We visited on a saturday night..

    The food took some time, however the staff were constantly apologising for the delay, and were told initially it was going to... read more

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  •   Just popped in for drinks , traditional pub environment with friendly welcoming staff , the food passing us by did look very good but as stated we only had drinks... read more

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      Visited with my family and was told that 1/2 the menu was unavailable
    There was no fish at all no lasagne or pies
    Although a limited menu choice... read more

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      Although we had pre ordered our meals, the wait was long and the service barely civil and certainly not friendly. Food was pretty mediocre and one lady seemed to have... read more

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Opening times

Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 5:00pm -11.00pm
Wednesday - Friday : 12.00pm -11.00pm
Saturday : 12.00pm -12.00am
Sunday : 12.00pm -10.00pm 

Food Serving Times

Daytime Menu : 1:00pm-5.00pm
Evening Menu : 6:00pm-9.00pm*
Sunday Menu : 12:00pm-7.30pm

* Last food orders 8:30pm when live music is on




Contact us 

10 Broad Street
North Devon
EX34 9EE

01271 267324


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