Situated on the tip of the Furness Peninsula, Piel Island is a jewel that the traveller can stumble across and be won over forever, by this charming little fifty acre island. For it has a King, a Castle and a Pub, all steeped in history waiting to be discovered by you.

The Ship Inn is now open for fine traditional ales from local breweries, beers, wines and spirits to quench the thirsty traveller. We currently are not serving food although this is something we will be looking into providing in the future. Bar snacks are available to enjoy with your refreshments. We can also help you organise seal watching trips and fishing trips on fully licensed boats.

We are open all year round however we do close Mondays to restock. 

The ferry to Piel leaves Roa Island daily during the summer season from 11 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. (subject to weather.)

Camping is available for £5 per tent and no pre booking is required. 

Please call or email us today for information.

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Getting Here

How do I get to Piel Island?

Train station: Roose (4 miles from Roa Island) – Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster line. Car: Enter the postcode LA13 0QN on your Sat Nav which will take you to Roa Island where you can catch the ferry. There is a free car park situated by Roa Island Boat Club.
 In high season (April to Sept), the ferry runs backwards and forwards daily Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 4.30pm (weather permitting) and costs £5.00 return per adult, £3.00 return per child and under 5’s are free. If you are unsure please call John Cleasby on 07798 794550.

Food and Drinks

What are the pub opening times?

The pub is open all year round 11am – 11:30pm however we are shut every Monday to restock. 


Visited today, what a warm welcome and fantastic ale on tap. I wish you guys the very best in your venture running the pub and we hope to return soon



Brilliant weekend in the tent once again. Cheers bud and all the best.


The Ship Inn

Piel Island