Monday – Saturday – Served from 6-9pm

The Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe is a great choice for dinner.


    • Monday – Saturday – served from 6-9pm.
      On weekend we regularly have live music and last orders for food will be at 8:30pm.
    • A varied menu of small plates, large plates, sea food, curries, and desserts to suit all tastes.
    • Check out our specials board at the bar which changes daily. 
    • A great warm and relaxed friendly atmosphere with great music.
    • Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Children, Dogs? No problem, we’ve got it covered.
    • Food made to order using local suppliers, helping to support North Devon’s economy.

Small Plates

Homemade Soup Of The Day – 5.95

Served with crusty bread. Please ask at the bar for today’s soup of the day.

King Prawn Asian Salad – 7.50

King prawns pan fried in sweet chilli sauce served with a zesty sweet and sour Asian salad

Dirty Chips – Small – 6.50 | Large – 8.50

Chunky chips smothered with melted cheese, crispy bacon & spring onion

Prawn & Crayfish Cocktail – 6.50

Sweet, juicy king prawns & crayfish in a classic Marie Rose sauce
with shredded Iceberg lettuce and sliced brown bread

Brie Wedges – 6.50

Homemade cranberry dip and crispy salad

Homemade Halloumi Fries – 6.50

Lightly crumbed deep fried halloumi with a homemade cranberry dip and crispy salad

Smoked Salmon – 7.50

Slices of smoked salmon served with creme fraiche, sliced brown bread and a crispy salad

Large plates

The Ship & Pilot’s Signature Tower Burgers

All served in a brioche bun with chunky chips, homemade onion rings, relish:

Beef – 8oz /16oz – 9.95 | 11.95
Buttermilk Chicken – 9.95
Veggie – 9.95


Lamb Shank – 14.95

Slow cooked shank of lamb with creamy mashed potato, wilted greens and mint gravy

Beef Stroganoff or Wild Mushroom Stroganoff – 9.95

Classic slow cooked stroganoff sauce with brandy, cream & paprika served with boiled basmati rice

Stuffed Chicken Breast – 9.95

Chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter, wrapped in parma ham, served with crushed new potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables & a creamy white wine sauce

Sausage & Mash – 9.95

Trio of pork sausages with creamy mashed potato, peas and onion gravy

Homemade Devon Steak Pie – 9.95

Chunky chips, peas, gravy

Homemade Beef Lasagne
Homemade Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne – 9.95

Garlic bread, crispy salad

3 Cheese Mac & Cheese – 9.95

Mozzarella, Cheddar, Red Leicester, garlic bread, crispy salad

Curry DECK


Poppadoms – 0.50 each
Dips (Mango chutney, mint raita, onion salad) –  3.00

Chicken / King Prawn Korma – 10.95 | 12.95

A delicately spiced mild, sweet and creamy coconut curry, served with pilau rice, naan & homemade onion bhaji

Chicken / King Prawn Madras – 10.95 | 12.95

A nicely spiced aromatic curry oozing with authentic Indian restaurant flavours, served with pilau rice, naan & homemade onion bhaji

Thai Green Chicken Curry – 10.95

A spicy but sweet and creamy coconut curry infused with exotic flavours of lemon grass, galangal & kaffir lime, served with Thai Jasmine rice and crispy spring roll

Takeout-Style Chinese Chicken Curry – 10.95

A moreish, mild spiced and super saucy creamy coconut curry, served with egg fried rice and crispy spring roll

Vegetable / King Prawn Thai Panang – 10.95 | 12.95

A mildly spiced sweet and creamy coconut curry with a rich aromatic nutty flavour infused with lemongrass and Thai basil served with Thai Jasmine rice and crispy spring roll.


Samosa – 1.00
Onion Bhaji – 1.00
Naan – 1.00
Spring Roll – 1.00

From The Ocean

– Our Amazing Full Deck Ocean Basket – 18.95

Floured crispy whitebait, 2 x homemade fish cakes, 2 x panko breaded calamari, 2 x tempura king prawns, 2 x fresh crevettes, slices of smoked salmon and haddock, crayfish tails, crusty bread, Marie Rose & tartare sauce dips, crispy salad

Breaded Pollock Burger – 9.95

Served in a brioche bun with a lightly spiced mango curry sauce, chunky chips, crispy salad

Seafood Linguini 12.95

King prawns, mussels and local catch of the day served in your choice of:
Creamy garlic & white wine sauce or tomato & chilli sauce

Steamed Cod – 9.95

Parsley, lemon & garlic butter sauce, pan fried new potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables

Steamed Salmon – 9.95

Parsley, lemon & garlic butter sauce, pan fried new potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables

Homemade Fish Cakes – 9.95

3 homemade fish cakes stuffed with a mornay sauce served with a creamy parsley Cheddar sauce, wilted greens and peas.



Crispy Chicken Goujons – 6.95

Chunky chips and baked beans

Homemade Fish Fingers – 6.95

Chunky chips and baked beans

Ham, Egg & Chips – 6.95

Chunky chips and peas

Sausages, Mash, Peas & Gravy – 6.95

Mini Mac & Cheese – 9.95

Garlic Bread


Chunky Chips – 3.00
French Fries – 3.00
Pan Fried New Potatoes – 3.00
Seasonal Fresh Veg – 3.00
Side Salad – 3.00
Peas – 2.00
Baked Beans – 2.00
Homemade Battered Onion Rings – 3.00
Homemade Garlic Bread – 3.00
Homemade Garlic Bread With Cheese – 3.50
Crusty Half Baguette & Butter – 2.00
Sliced Bread & Butter – 2.00


Ice Cream – 2.95

(3 Scoops) Your choice of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate ice cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding – 4.50

Butter scotch sauce (+ Add a scoop of ice cream for £1)

Belgian Waffle – 4.50

Maple syrup and your choice of ice cream

Hot Chocolate Pudding – 4.50

With your choice of ice cream or custard

Crumble Of The Day – 4.50

Please see specials board or ask at the bar for today’s crumble of the day.

Liquer coffees

Espresso Martini – 6.95
Espresso Coffee, Smirnoff Vodka 50ml, Kahlua 25ml

Jamaican Coffee- 5.00
Americano & Tia Maria 25ml, Rum 25ml

Irish Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Jamiesons Whisky 25ml

Irish Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Jamiesons Whisky 25ml

Brandy Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Courvoisier 25ml

Russian Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Smirnoff Vodka 25ml

Italian Classico – 4.00
Americano & Disaronno 25ml

Seville Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Cointreau 25ml

Sultan Special – 4.00
Americano & Baileys 25ml

Calypso Coffee – 4.00
Americano & Tia Maria 25ml


Americano - 2.50

Espresso - 2.00

Cappucino - 2.50

Latte - 2.50

Mocha - 3.00

Hot Chocolate - 3.00

Tea - 2.00

English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green Tea

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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