Bar & Lounge

The Ship Inn has gained an excellent island reputation for the food and drink it serves throughout the year. It has a good selection of CAMRA approved hand pulled cask ales from the very popular Holy Island bitter plus supporting a number of award winning micro breweries from the North East region. A good range of national keg ales are also on offer.

In addition we now have our own in house distillery where we produce our very popular range of Holy island Gin. Please see for the Holy Island Gin story and on line sales request if required.

Combine this with an excellent range of malt whiskies, wines and spirits from around the world ensures the discerning drinker is well catered for. A drink can be enjoyed at the bar, the lounge or our popular beer garden when fine weather allows.

In the cold winter months the wood burner is lit where you can relax by the warmth of a traditional fire and just savour the atmosphere that a traditional inn can offer. Whether enjoying a drink, talking to friends or loved ones, relax reading a paper or book, just while away the day savouring the uniqueness of this inn on Holy Island.

At lunchtime the menu offers light bites, homemade soup (suitable for vegetarians/vegans) a range of sandwiches, including our popular Holy Island crab with seasonal changes to various hot meals on offer to see you through the day. Please see our drop down menu which is updated regularly showing the seasonal changes on offer.

Please note with the current Covid-19 rules applied ordering at the bar is not allowed and a member of staff will gladly take your drinks order at your table

Evening Meals

Priority booking for evening meals is offered to our room guests plus table reservations are offered to non-residents.

In the evening we offer an a la carte menu covering Northumbrian locally sourced fish, crab and meat. We just want you to sit back relax and enjoy the meal & drink of your choice without leaving your seat with our table service to ensure you savour The Ship Inn’s unique charm.

Please note with the current Covid-19 rules it is advisable to book as tables are limited with social distancing in place. Table service is provided to all areas of the bar and lounge restaurant

Opening Times

Monday to Friday
Lunch 12-2pm Dinner 5-8pm
Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 5-8pm
Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 5-7.30pm