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


Curry Night Combo (2/4 people) 16.00/32.00
Choose any 2/4 curries and get popadoms and dips free. Includes rice and sides. (See curry menu below)

The Big Night In Sharing Platter For Two - 13.00
Share a platter with your family and loved ones. Ideal for nibbling your way through a night of TV or your favourite movie.

Macaroni Bites (8), Arancini Balls (8), Pepperoni Pizza Twist (1) Margherita Pizza Twist (1) Frickles (Battered Gherkins) & Dirty Chips

Family Feast - 24.00
Choose any two dishes from ‘Snacks & Smaller appetites’ and any 2 dishes from ‘Comfort Food’. Ideal for a family night in.


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Contact us 

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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