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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

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5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has a great atmosphere, food is ok. But importantly: take your time to taste some of the great and rare whiskeys on stock. Friendly locals will be happy to advise, just follow and you will not be disappointed!

Thank Michel H
Castries, St. Lucia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming and great pub food menu with good craft beers. We had the seafood platter for two which was loaded with 'fishy goodies' plus two drinks all for £23. Very good and the staff were friendly and accommodating. If in town this is where you want to wine & dine.

Thank Alan S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Captain's Table is well located right on the waterfront of the Stonehaven Harbour. It seems poular with full tables and people waiting to get in on a Saturday. Four of us had a light lunch: place you order at the bar and food will be brought to your table. the menu is quite varied, but the food is only... More 

5 Thank Arthur B
Mt Martha, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal had here on the waterfront . Food was fresh and well presented. Staff friendly. I had the best ever macaroni cheese and my the husband the sea bass which was delicious .

Thank royjan_11
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear royjan_11 The best macaroni cheese ever?! That is an incredible accolade - and needless to say the kitchen team are delighted to receive such an honour! Thank you most sincerely for the great feedback, and we hope that you will come back to visit again. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much atmosphere, but the seafood sharing platter was OK, nothing more than that. I don't like being told that I have to vacate my table by a certain time only to hear people who come in after me being told that they also have to vacate their table, but by a later time then me. I really don't see... More 

5 Thank Nigel A
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Nigel A We're sorry to hear that we did not quite meet your expectations on this occasion, and hope that you may visit again in future so we can show the kind of service and hospitality for which we receive so much positive feedback. The hotel and restaurant has a prime spot overlooking the harbour and this - combined... More 

Lavenham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The traditional Scottish pub menu offers great choice and value. The same menu is served in both the restaurant - which is often fully booked - and the bar - with tables that before free a little quicker. Compared with the other eateries around the harbour this proved to be the best choice without emptying the wallet.

Thank stevebeedle
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear stevebeedle Delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit! We aim to provide a very good quality dining experience at a competitive price so it is pleasing to know that we hit the mark for you. If the weather is good - and it has been absolutely cracking these past few days - we also have tables and chairs... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ships Inn is very popular for visitors to Stonehaven - and you need to reserve even for lunch (or be early/ early). But the food is really only average and the atmosphere doesn't match the price (which is not expensive: but neither is it cheap). Get a window seat: then at least you can look out over the harbour.

6 Thank william c
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear william c We're sorry to hear that your visit was not as enjoyable as you hoped. We pride ourselves on serving good quality food at a competitive price and in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Our prime spot overlooking the scenic harbour does mean that we can experience very busy periods - especially at this time of year - so... More 

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight a friend and I had a beautiful meal of Mussels and fries in The Ship Inn. From the word go, we were welcomed in and shown to our table. The staff were very attentive and it was a delightful evening spent eating excellent food and in good company.

Thank Ray M
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ray M We've shared your feedback with the team and they are really pleased to learn that they helped make the evening enjoyable. There's really nothing better in life than eating good food with friends, and hope we will be the backdrop for many more happy memories in future. Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever in the area we like lunching here as you can usually get a table inside, they offer fresh seafood and good drinks. I had a seafood platter that had plenty of salmon, great mackerel pate, prawns and crab claws. Our mums had the fritto Misto and my wife some fish buns.

Thank GrisyGer
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear GrisyGer It means so much to us to hear that we're your first port of call in the area. Our new summer menu seems to be going down a treat with customers old and new, so here's hoping you will have many more enjoyable lunches with the family in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for such a... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Excellent food, particularly seafood. Fritto Misto is a top choice! Haddock & sea bass also very tasty. Good selection of ales. Friendly service. Easy parking along the harbour. You can reserve a window table. Good value for money. What's not to like...!

Thank johnsbevan
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this review

Dear johnsbevan We are absolutely delighted with your five-star review! We introduced our new summer menu very recently, so it's great to hear such positive feedback about it. The fritto misto is proving to be particularly popular, so all credit to our head chef for adding it to the menu. Thanks too for such nice comments about our staff -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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
  • 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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