Celebrate Christmas & New Year With Us

Eat, drink and be merry with friends, family and colleagues this year and book your Christmas Party with us.


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 a few pints here, very welcoming , friendly pub with good real ales. Very dog friendly. There was also good music/ DJ on the night we were there.... read more

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      We found this pub on our first day of our holiday and were delighted it was dog friendly. The owner,staff and even the cleaner were brilliant they made us feel... read more

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      This was a surprising find and hidden gem. The staff bent over backwards moving tables to accommodate our party of 6 adults, a dog and a baby. We chose it... read more

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  •   We stopped by here for a drink and we enjoyed ourselves all the staff were friendly and the food looked good.

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      Had a fabulous Caribbean meal tonight. Having said that, the food here is always good, not just on a themed night. We also came here on Tuesday, as a family... read more


      This little place was friendly and welcoming. Great choice of dishes order small as the portions are huge. Feeling more than full as are the boys, thanks

  •   Popped in last night and there was a charity event on for above and beyond. Atmosphere was great and staff were really nice. Cocktails were lovely. Haven’t been in... read more


      A small pub, we had a nice meal on our first night in Ilfracombe. They have regular live music so if you are looking for that, great, but not... read more


      I have visited 3 times recently, once for their first curry night, and wow, amazing and so authentic. The second visit was with family and family friends and again, wow,... read more


Opening times

Monday - Thursday : 12.00pm -11.00pm
Friday - 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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Ship and Pilot

Sundays are meant to be relaxing, so why not let the Ship & Pilot take the strain and cook you an awesome Sunday roast. Served from 12pm, choose from Beef, Chicken or Pork served with fresh seasonal veg, yorkies, roasties and gravy, all for an incredible £9.95! ... See MoreSee Less

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