Anglesey Visitor

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is an Olde Worlde Inn set in a stunning location right on the shore of Red Wharf Bay

Welcome to the Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay
The Ship Inn is an Olde Worlde Inn set in a stunning location right on the shore of Red Wharf Bay near Benllech on the northeast coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

Whether you visit on a beautiful summer's day when you can sit outside and take in the sea air and the view or on a winter's day when the log fires burn and add to the atmosphere, you can be assured of a warm welcome.


About the Pub
The Ship Inn is one of those pubs that take your breath away when it comes into sight. The location is perfect, overlooking the beautiful Red Wharf Bay on the northwest coast of Anglesey. Facing east on the lee side of a hill, it is protected from the prevailing winds and catches the morning and afternoon sun perfectly. It is difficult to imagine a better place to enjoy gourmet food and real ale, whether it is taken outside at the picnic tables or inside in the cosy bars or restaurant areas. The whole place exudes charm and warmth and the friendly, helpful staff just reinforce the feeling of calm and relaxation.

Red Wharf Bay itself is a quiet spot with superb views and is an excellent base for walking or discovering the delights of Anglesey by car. It's just a short drive from the main road, yet could be miles away. All this makes it the perfect year-round retreat.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


The History of the Ship Inn

Originally known as the Little Quay (Cei Bach), the pub served ale to the many sailors who passed through the port. It was later known as the Old Quay, before finally becoming the Ship Inn. At the turn of the 20th century, the Ship Inn was kept by Emma Capon, a single woman, originally from Liverpool, who lived with her brother John and his wife Ellen. The current proprietors, the Kenneally family, have run the pub since 1971.

The original structure is largely unchanged except that the adjoining cottage on the right has now been absorbed into the pub.



Good food - Real Ales - Fine Wines - 48 varieties of Whisky - Food served 7 days a week

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The Ship Inn Details

Eat Other: Red Wharfe Bay

Opening Times

  • Open 7 Days a week

Contact Details

Map Available

Ship inn sign

The Ship Inn


Red Wharfe Bay Isle of Anglesey LL75 8RJ UK.
phone: 01248 852568 fax:
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News & Special Offers

The Ship Inn is currently the only Cask Marque pub in Anglesey.

The scheme is operated by an independent body called Cask Marque Trust which is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and a non profit making organisation. The company is run by a management committee elected by its members. The members who pay a subscription will include representatives from brewers, retailers, trade bodies and consumer groups.

Pubs that join the scheme will be visited unannounced by an independent assessor twice a year. In the first year they will be visited twice in the first three months and in subsequent years they will be visited once in the Summer and once in the Winter.

The assessor will check all cask ales on sale for - temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.

If the pub passes it receives a plaque, framed certificate and merchandising material to inform its customers of the award and their rights.

The customers are encouraged to comment independently on the quality of cask ale in the pub to the Cask Marque organisation.

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