Summer is now well and truly on the way (hello sunshine!), and the warmer weather has us reaching for the sunnies and camping out at some of Scotland’s best beer gardens. Does anything scream Scottish summer more than sipping an ice-cold Tennent’s with your pals al fresco? We think not. (Taps aff optional but not encouraged.)
If you’re similarly inclined, then the pub connoisseurs amongst you will no doubt already be familiar with The Ship Inn at Elie, a beachside stalwart that serves up award-winning grub accompanied by delightful drinks and top-notch scenery. Its tried-and-tested formula has won over legions of fans, which is why we were intrigued to hear of the opening of The Ship’s Cabin, a new event space from the establishment.
The Ship’s Cabin has been taking bookings since April, and is available to hire out exclusively for private parties and events – weddings included. The room can cater for up to 60 standing or 30 seated guests, and offers stunning views of the Fife coast.
Head chef Marc Wohner is responsible for curating bespoke menus for each individual party, and promises to feature only the freshest ingredients from the East Neuk of Fife and beyond. If it’s an outdoorsy summer wedding you’ve been dreaming of, then you’ll want to take advantage of the on-site beer garden, which can help fulfil your desire for a smoky barbecue extravaganza. Yum yum.
“With so many enquiries for private events we wanted to create a unique space that would be really special for our guests and we hope that The Ship’s Cabin delivers this,” explains co-owner Rachel Bucknall. “With world-class views over the bay and fantastic local food, it will make for a truly exceptional event space.”
Who would we be to disagree with the experts? Now, will someone please pass the factor 50? My pasty Scottish skin is dying over here.