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The Ship Inn

Toft, Elie KY9 1DT Scotland
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Elie
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly inn in Elie, look no further than The Ship Inn.

For those interested in checking out Lady's Tower (1.8 mi) while visiting Elie, The Ship Inn is a short distance away.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the inn.

The Ship Inn features outdoor furniture, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to The Ship Inn, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out The Harbour Café, one of the seafood restaurants that can be found in Elie, which is a short distance from The Ship Inn.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out East Neuk Trinity Parish Church (0.2 mi), Elie Earlsferry War Memorial (0.2 mi), or Ardross Castle (1.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

The staff at The Ship Inn looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
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Clothes rack
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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326alastairb wrote a review 19 Jul
Glasgow, United Kingdom288 contributions75 helpful votes
We had our daughter’s wedding at the Ship Inn recently and they made it an unforgettable day for us. Every detail was perfect. The room was beautifully laid out and Grace and the other staff were delightful throughout the entire day. A special mention needs to go to the chef who prepared the best roast beef I’ve ever eaten. We had dancing on the beach and the local customers joined in the celebrations which added to the feeling of warmth we all enjoyed. A day to remember. Thank you all so much for a wonderful day.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Alison D wrote a review 14 Jul
Warrington, United Kingdom74 contributions51 helpful votes
This was my second visit to his beautiful hotel. This time I brought a friend to experience it. Again I stayed in Captain Scott room with its fabulous views of the beach. In the evening we ate in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it and in the late afternoon we were very lucky to get a table to enjoy a drink outside looking across the sea. Staff are wonderful, breakfast is a great start to the day and the sunsets are stunning.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
sylvia c wrote a review 2 Jul
Edinburgh, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely sea view room, walk in shower, really amazing large, good quality breakfasts! But ... the absolutely best thing about The Ship is their lovely staff! Due to a misunderstanding on my part re rooms my disabled husband ended up on the 2nd floor and we couldn't be moved as they were fully booked! I would like to thank Grace again for all her help in organizing breakfast being delivered to room etc to save him negotiating stairs . All the staff who brought things up for us were really lovely and didn't look put out at all. Owners should note that Grace is their best asset along with all the others. Without exception they were really kind and we did not feel we were a nuisance ( even although we were! ) Thank you again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Sea view rooms on first floor overlooking beautiful Elie Bay
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Gill W wrote a review 1 Jul
Aberdeen, United Kingdom4 contributions
My friend and I had a lovely 2 nights at the Ship Inn this week. The staff, and especially Tracy, went out of their way to help us with any requests from finding a table outside on an extremely busy sunny afternoon or booking a table in a n alternative restaurant. Couldn’t fault the whole experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
GHM Shrewsbury wrote a review Jun 2021
Shropshire, United Kingdom345 contributions160 helpful votes
Had a wonderful two night stay in a room with the best of views. All the staff we met were friendly, good humoured and pretty efficient which made for an enjoyable stay. We ate in the restaurant on one of the evenings and had a lovely meal. Well worth the visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$91 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ship Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ship Inn?
Nearby attractions include Elie Beach (1.1 km), Kellie Castle & Garden (6.1 km), and Ardross Farm Shop (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ship Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ship Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ship Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ship Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Clock tower cafe, Craig Millar @ 16 West End, and West End Bar.
Is The Ship Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Elie.
Are pets allowed at The Ship Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ship Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans (4.1 km).
Does The Ship Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.