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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

Lovely as always. Great food, ale and staff are friendly :-)

Helen Maher 29 November 2016
from Bedford

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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 161 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (119)
  • lunch (76)
  • romantic (49)
  • private dining (35)
  • value (28)
  • business (25)
  • large parties (20)
  • entertainment (8)
  • luxury (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • (((** 2 December 2016 by Andrea Kagstedt from Stockholm

    Service was nice. Not very impressed by the food...

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Helen Maher from Bedford

    Lovely as always. Great food, ale and staff are friendly :-)

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Saurabh Sinha from Sheffield

    Great food. Amazing gin!

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Kathleen Evans from Chelmsford

    Visited this pub yesterday after a trip to the theatre for a birthday treat. Absolutely first class, lovely ambience in the Oak Room restaurant, excellent service and really enjoyed the food. Highly recommended, will visit again.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Suriya Edwards from Cardiff

    Booked for business lunch, food was excellent, well presented. Particularly recommend the scallops which were cooked to perfection. Will definitely make The Ship Tavern our first choice for business or leisure visits in the future. Thank you

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Ruth Miller from London

    This is a charming, lively place with a past. I love the location and the history of the place, and I was surprised at how good the food was (perhaps the result of some Italian talent on staff). I have come here just for drinks in the downstairs are, but for my more recent visit with colleagues we dined at one of the upstairs tables. It was cozy and the service was fantastic. Worth visiting repeatedly.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by John Edwards from London

    Excellent service, excellent food. That says it all.

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Christina from Oxford

    The food was very good, the dining room a lovely place to be and the staff were wonderful

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Andrea Bjorklund from Montreal

    Great pies - in fact all of the food was terrific - and excellent well-chosen wine list

  • (((** 17 November 2016 by K Freeman from London

    Booking was easy. Nice venue. Good food, service was friendly but large gaps between interaction.....(i.e. we were ready to order way before they came to ask us, we were ready to see a desert list for quite a while, but had to catch someone's attention, we were ready to pay the bill but again had to catch someone's attention. we weren't in a rush, so it didn't really matter on this occasion, but it was noticeable compared to other venues. would happily book again, but not if I knew I was going to be in a rush.

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