The Ship and Pilot, Ilfracombe
The Ship and Pilot is a very substantial building from the outside although the bar is quite cosy and intimate inside, with friendly service.
The most outstanding thing about this pub is its excellent selection of real ales and ciders. The local brewery, Wizard Ales, is represented as well as several others from the region. They have won numerous accolades for their ales.
The Ship hosts occasional beer and cider festivals during the high season, and has live music from time to time.
There are also large TV screens to show major sporting events. Dogs are allowed, and there is an outdoor seating area in front of the pub which is lucky enough to be located in a partly pedestrianised street. Parking is limited although at the time of writing there is an unofficial free car park close by, this will hopefully be redeveloped in the near future.