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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

Excellent food. Friendly service

Murray Macadam 31 December 2016
from London

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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 172 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (129)
  • lunch (79)
  • romantic (55)
  • private dining (39)
  • value (31)
  • business (28)
  • large parties (21)
  • entertainment (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Laure Perakis from Chexbres

    Great restaurant, nice people, we really enjoyed our dinner. Starters were tasty and gorgeous looking. The meats ( beef and pork) were perfectly cooked. We had so much to eat we couldn't take a dessert!

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Rob Lissner from London

    Exceptionally good

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Oliver Toovey from Buckingham

    Lovely service and atmosphere as usual. Trio of lamb was sublime. 1549 ale as reliable as ever and a delicious brownie to finish. Faultless.

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Cheryl Bryan from Sutton

    Lovely decor and excellent service, very attentive staff. The food was delicious - The brie starter and almond sponge desert particularly stood out for me, also very good value for money and it was very nice that the staff acknowledged my boyfriends birthday with complimentary champagne and a candle in his desert.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Kate from London

    Atmospheric dinning room, lit with candles, romantic. first class and tasty food, helpful friendly staff.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Eric Saunders from London

    Wonderful food with good friendly service.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Loic from London

    Very good cozy atmosphere, good music, good service, the food was inventive and the wine very good

    Thank you

  • ((((* 4 January 2017 by Fabio Conti from Sesto Fiorentino (FLORENCE)-ITALY

    The staff was welcoming and friendly, I hadn't to wait a long time for food. I tried fish and chips. The food was well cooked and taste good.
    The pale ale was outstanding.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Murray Macadam from London

    Excellent food. Friendly service

  • ((((( 26 December 2016 by Frank Hale from London

    Great place, wonderful staff
    Excellent food
    Cozy Dining room upstairs with a roaring fireplace.
    Very affordable with an actual trained chef.
    Near British museum but far enough away as to not attract its tourist crowds.

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