From breakfast to supper, fresh cooked and local. Seafood specialities, Orkney beef, lamb, dairy, breads and biscuits. Booking advised.

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Open from early to late. Teas, coffees, wines, beers and spirits. Local cask ales, single malts, gins and rums our speciality.

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Comfortable en-suite rooms in the heart of Stromness. Book direct for best rates.

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About the Ferry Inn

Situated on the harbourfront in Orkney's gateway port, the Ferry Inn provides an ideal base for business or leisure stays, great all day food and a cracking community bar. The Ferry Inn is also now twinned with The Royal Hotel in Stromness, just 1 minute along the cobbled street. Owned by Karen and Gareth Crichton, who also operate sister hotel The Shore in Kirkwall, The Ferry Inn and Royal Hotel Stromness provide clean, comfortable and ‘connected' rooms for business or holiday stays. Book directly with us through this website for the very best rates.

Upcoming Events


Stromness Shopping Week 2020

The towns legendary gala week is a fantastic showcase of our community spirit with plenty of fun and games. Regular favourites include the Holms Swim, three legged fancy dress and the Shopping Week 10k race. Music plays a big part during the week too with regular performances from the Stromness Royal British Legion Pipe Band and live bands playing at the pierhead and in the pubs. The week closes with a fabulous fancy dress parade through the town, an open air dance and some jazzy fireworks. We'll of course be serving food and drink all week as well as helping out with various events. Head to the Stromness Shopping Week Facebook page for updates on this years programme.

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Orkney Blues Festival 2020

Now entering it's 15th year, The Orkney Blues Festival showcases a selection of local and national talent providing a blistering weekend of Blues music. The festival is operated entirely by volunteers with all funds used to provide bigger and better events as well as to attract well-known and talented artists to Orkney. We are very proud to once again provide sponsorship along with our fellow Stromness businesses. Table space is at a premium during the festival so if you're looking to eat with us make sure you book a table to avoid missing out! For lineup and programme announcements check out the festival's website linked below.

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Looking for accommodation in Kirkwall?

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Looking for accommodation in Stromness?

Why not visit our sister accommodation, The Royal Hotel.

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