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!

  •   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
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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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      We visited on a saturday night..

    The food took some time, however the staff were constantly apologising for the delay, and were told initially it was going to... read more

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  •   Just popped in for drinks , traditional pub environment with friendly welcoming staff , the food passing us by did look very good but as stated we only had drinks... read more

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      Visited with my family and was told that 1/2 the menu was unavailable
    There was no fish at all no lasagne or pies
    Although a limited menu choice... read more

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      Although we had pre ordered our meals, the wait was long and the service barely civil and certainly not friendly. Food was pretty mediocre and one lady seemed to have... read more

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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

4 days ago

Ship and Pilot

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