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The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

The staff was really friendly, the food was great but don't eat anything beforehand. The portions are huge! I highly recommend the gin!

Franziska Stäcker 20 April 2017
from Königstetten

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A traditional ale house and dining room hidden in the heart of Holborn, The Ship Tavern in London prides itself on cooking British culinary favourites. One of Holborn’s best pubs and dating back to 1549, The Ship boasts a fruitful history.

Classic pub fare characterises The Ship Tavern menu, from comforting pies to hearty steaks. Start with soft shell crab fritters or braised ox cheek, followed by venison steak au poivre, or halibut with razor clams. End with a baileys crème brûlée, or a selection of British cheeses.

Guests can choose between the mahogany-walled dining room adorned with antique paintings and roaring fires, and the cosy pub downstairs. Graze on light bites and snacks from the Ship bar menu while you enjoy one of the gins: a selection so vast, there is a menu specially devoted to it.

The daily specials and real ales are highlights at The Ship Taven Holborn, alongside the Sunday roast and frequent live jazz sessions. Holborn Tube Station is a 2-minute walk away.

The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

Contact +44 2074051992

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Customer reviews for The Ship Tavern

4.4 (((() (based on 233 reviews)
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  • lunch (109)
  • romantic (78)
  • private dining (61)
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  • business (40)
  • large parties (31)
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  • child friendly (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 28 April 2017 by Roger Davenport from London

    We have been going to The Ship for many years and know it well.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Franziska Stäcker from Königstetten

    The staff was really friendly, the food was great but don't eat anything beforehand. The portions are huge! I highly recommend the gin!

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Hans Petersson from London

    We had a great time. Very tasty food and lovly staff. ????????????????

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Helen Wainwright from Irthlingborough

    Omg what can i say about this wonderful place where do i start the pub is on the bottom of a back street near the holbum tube but this little gem is perfect i had booked a table as we were visting london for my dads birthday when we arrived we were taken upstairs to a lovelly old resturant which you would not beleive was on the top of a pub.The waiter that greeted us was very welcoming and friendly the menu has a an amazing choice and we found it hard to pick when the food came it was amazing 2 of us went foor the pies which were full to the brim 2 chose t ribs omg what can i say the best ribs ever complements to the chef it was so nice to find a place in london which is perfect good value for money food amazing and the friendlist staff ever thank you so much.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Tom Balanowski from Edinburgh

    Excellent meal, lovely service and the ambience was perfect.
    I can recommend the crab starter
    This is our second visit and we will be back.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Beverley Jackson from London

    The food and service were excellent.

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Michael Mcdowell from London

    Lovely pub and restaurant; great food.

  • (((** 10 April 2017 by Jonathan Milstein from London

    Average pub experience and way too expensive for what you get. Wait staff was lovely.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Marie-anne Boothroyd from London

    Friendly service, nice atmosphere, good portions, delicious steak and ale pie.

  • ((((( 6 April 2017 by Bob Barnes from Kendal

    Wonderful place with an old fashioned feel. The dining room upstairs is full of character. We both had the pie which was full of tender beef. This was served with market vegetables and we chose chips. Service was good and the price very acceptable.

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