The Ship Inn
Dating back to the 1500s, the oldest pub in Irvine marks international cuisines in celebratory evenings plus a regular menu bolstered by grills, pies and sandwiches.
Irvine's harbourside inn was built in 1567 and licensed in 1754, making it the oldest pub in Irvine and one of the oldest in the region. Inside it has the appealing feel of a hideaway snug thanks to wood lined booths and separate dining spaces that surround the central bar, with all manner of nooks and crannies to secrete yourself. The menu changes with the seasons but you could expect to see pub favourites braised lamb shanks, beef and cask ale casseroles and a selection of pies, including the unexpected chicken and banana.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Open since: 1567
Reviews & features
Ayrshire food trail: where to get the best seafood along the coast20 Jul 2018
Where to find fish and shellfish around Ayrshire and Arran, fresh from the sea or expertly cooked and presented
With long sandy beaches and spectacular sea views, dramatic cliffs, undulating golf links and a string of coastal towns and villages, the identity of Ayrshire and Arran is intimately tied into its coastline on the Firth of Clyde.
Ayrshire’s best chip shops18 Mar 2015
A handy round-up of the area’s best chippies in Ayrshire
Even though the local fishing industry has declined, Ayr’s long coastline lends itself to opportunities to enjoy the traditional fresh Scottish chippie by the water. All the big towns are well-served, for example Irvine with the well-established Enzo’s…