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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (22 reviews)
“cullen skink” (55 reviews)
“fish sliders” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We try the “misto fritto” and the “sea food” in appetizers. Everything was good, and the service is good as well. Price\quality good also. Thank you

Thank Bernardo C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cullen skink extremely tasty Haggis fritters delicious Prawn sandwich tasty Good beer and elderflower cider Ended with great cappuccino Would recommend Great view overlooking harbour

Thank married90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location. Lots of drink choice. Went on a horrible weather day, but there are chairs outside for when its nice! Good chips! Not a lot of parking right outside (for disabled users) but there is a car park about 5 min walk!More

Thank wallie64
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear wallie64 - You should definitely come back to see us in the summer! We promise that sitting outside in the sunshine, taking in the lovely view, excellent food to eat and a cold drink in hand will be an experience that you'll remember for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View is great Staff are lovely Very busy Decor is nice to the theme Was seated as a table in the bar Ordered fish and chips Batter was lovely, airy and crispy. Fresh fish. Nice tartare. Peas were okay. I’d asked for mushy peas but...More

Thank rafehussain
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear rafehussain We're sorry to learn that your experience wasn't as you had hoped, but we are indeed very pleased to learn that you will come back to see us again. Seafood is something of our speciality and we hope that you will find something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy pub/restaurant. Chose to eat in lounge bar as we had dogs with us. Nice fresh fish and chips, sensible portions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Attractive location in quaint town overlooking the harbour. Plenty of parking nearby. Seating in bar a bit cramped, but...More

Thank Newton563
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Newton563 Thanks for spending time with us over the Easter weekend - we were delighted to welcome you to the Ship Inn. We're always happy for customers to bring their dogs into the lounge area - we hope they were rewarded for being good...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

On a suggestion by my good lady on going out for a couple of drinks and a nice meal We decided to go to the Ship Inn, on entering the bar we were warmly welcomed and served by the lovely Anna the barmaid who proved...More

1  Thank Ali B
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ali B - we were delighted to welcome you and your good lady to The Ship! Thanks for the great feedback about Anna and other members of the team. We've said it many times before that the warm and friendly atmosphere is totally down...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with a booking for 7 table was near the door but OK service was good and the menu choice was reasonably varied but would have like to have seen more fish type dishes to choose from considering the location The whole party eat well...More

Thank William B
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear WilliamB We do always recommend booking in advance as we do get very busy - we hate having to turn people away. We like to think that we provide a varied menu and while we provide seafood staples on the main menu, we create...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Having spent two hours in the drissle wandering round a muddy windswept cold Dunnotter castle. Shear frozen body parts forced a visit to the harbour hostelries. Grabbed a table at the ship inn restaurant where I quickly warmed up with a nice starter followed by...More

Thank Taron
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Taron We hope you have warmed up a little since your visit - we promise that the sun does often shine in Stonehaven! We're glad that we helped to take the chill out of your bones with a warm welcome and great food. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Spent the weekend in stonehaven for a wedding and decided to eat here on the Friday night.. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy when we arrived but we were quickly shown a table . The service was fantastic by lovely friendly young staff....More

Thank MagsGovy
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Magsgovy Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review - we really appreciate it. We aim to serve something for all tastes, so as well as traditional staples and seafood on the main menu, the chefs really enjoy trying different things out...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Celebrated my Son's birthday at the Ship Inn. They put up the banners and brought out the cake. Have stayed there many times. Always made to feel very welcome, and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent food and lots to choose from. Rooms clean and...More

1  Thank helencW3653FG
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear helencW3653FG It's always lovely to see old friends returning time and time again, and we're delighted that you chose to spend such a special occasion with us. Thank you for leaving such a great review on the food, service and accommodation. The pleasure is...More

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Sandranne C
18 October 2016|
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Response from Simon C |
We allow well behaved dogs in the bar. They should be on a lead and stay on the floor - not on the seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).
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