June 25th 2020

It is with regret that we announce we will no longer be offering food, or takeaway and delivery service.


The Down family owners of The Ship & Pilot have made the decision to no longer serve food and take the pub in a different direction.


This was a sudden decision and is with immediate effect.


We would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed food with us either in the pub or at home. Any orders that have currently been placed should not be charged, if customers have any queries please contact Marlene Down on 01271 267324.


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


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 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. . 

  •   After seeing good reviews i decided to give their take away roast a try and I was not disappointed.You have the choice of chicken,beef or pork with the option to... read more

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      First time visiting. Food was really good, had a vegetarian stroganoff and Sunday roast. Bar lady came across with water bowl for our dog and asked if he would like... read more

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      It's such a shame to read the last review, particularly so because I was there the same night as the person who wrote her review and I was sat at... read more

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  •   The bar and atmosphere was lovely. Had such a good time playing skittles and plenty to choose for a drink. However the food on the other hand was not too... read more

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      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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10 Broad Street
North Devon
EX34 9EE

01271 267324

2 weeks ago

Ship and Pilot

We would like to let you know that effective today the Ship & Pilot is now in the hands of the landlady and her family. The Down family, owners of the Ship & Pilot have made the decision to no longer serve food and take the pub in a different direction. This was a sudden decision and is with immediate effect. The team at the Ship would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last 18 months, we couldn't have done it without you. We wish Marlene and her family the best of luck and please look out for their new Facebook page and website in the coming days/months. ... See MoreSee Less

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