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The Ship Inn

Traditional, seaside inn & dining with stunning views across Cardigan Bay.

About Us

Traditional, seaside inn & dining with stunning views across Cardigan Bay.

contact us

Tresaith, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2JL

01239 811816

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sat // 08.30 - 23.00
  • Sun // 08:30 - 22:30

Food service hours

  • Mon - Thurs // 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Fri - Sun // 12:00 - 22:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Dog Friendly
  • Outside drinking
  • Families Welcome
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Accommodation available
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A warm welcome at the seaside

The Ship Inn is tucked away in an idyllic location just a stone’s throw away from one of Ceredigion’s finest beaches, Tresaith Bay, with golden sands and a cliff-side waterfall.

Famous for it’s fantastic menu and seafood specials, The Ship also has a beachfront beer garden and terrace, as well as a car park.

The traditional bar, restaurant and seafront terrace offer stunning views of the coastline, while in the winter you can relax in front of a log fire in the cosy bar area.

Once you’ve seen Tresaith, you’ll never want to leave.

Local area

Perfect for a weekend break, there is a wide range of attractions close by, including the seal colony at Cardigan Island Farm, dolphin trips from the market town of Cardigan and activities such as surfing, kayaking and yachting.

Other places of interest include:

Castell Henllys – is an archaeological reconstruction of an Iron Age settlement
Llangranog Ski Slope – hours of fun for all the family, and perfect for rainy days
Llain Activity Centre – family friendly centre with a range of things to do
Castell Malgwyn Country House Hotel – meander around 48 acres of stunning rural countryside
Cardigan Bay boat trips – Sail from New Quay to see the doplphins, seals and other fascinating marine life.

Play a round of Golf at one of 3 super 9 hole courses. Ask one of our team for advice to plan your visit.


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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