The Bar

The Ship & Pilot pub in Ilfracombe has a fun and lively bar that’s perfect for a family lunch or evening catch up with friends.

a great range of local ales

From Tribute, a St Austell Brewery favourite throughout the South West to Proper Job, brewed with Cornish spring water, and a blend of imported hops, you’ll find a good selection of local ales on draught. We even have our own ale aptly named ‘The Ship’s Pilot’ which is a must try.

Fancy a pink gin? 

Today’s popular pink gin infatuation may seem like the latest gin based trend but did you know that sippers have been enjoying rosy serves for centuries. We have a range of pink (and violet) gins for you to try. Come and ask at our bar for a pink gin cocktail and enjoy the experience.

The luxury Gin collection

Tired of having the same old gin? Sometimes you want to mix it up and break free of the Gordon’s/Beefeater duopoly and sample further wares. Well fortunately, we have some of the best local premium gins from Devon and further afield. Try the oriental spiced Ophir with a ginger ale or the incredible taste of Cotswolds Dry Gin.

draught beer
& cider

With a range of the most popular beers and ciders on tap, you’ll always find something to quench your thirst here at the Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe. We are one of the only pubs in Ilfracombe to serve the local legendary Cornish Rattler cider. A must try if you’re visiting Devon for the first time. 

Treat Yourself

Whilst we sell house wine by the glass, we also stock a range of luxury wines sold by the bottle which are the perfect pairing to your lunch or dinner. So when you want to push the boat out head to the back of our menu for our range of exquisite luxury wines. 

Cocktail Time 

Our cocktails are on offer all day, every day. Our menu features some classics, such as strawberry daiquiri  espresso martini and the classic old fashioned. These are available by the glass for £6.95, so why enjoy a tasty cocktail with friends. 


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!

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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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  •   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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      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
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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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