The Ship Tavern

(511 Reviews)
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP
British
View main menu

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Ship Tavern
4.5
(based on 511 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (89)
  • child friendly (15)
  • dinner (398)
  • entertainment (31)
  • large parties (66)
  • lunch (248)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (140)
  • romantic (182)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (110)
  • By Danny R from Holborn
    16 February 2020

    Always a pleasure to visit the Ship, we like the historic atmosphere and the general buzz of the place. We usualy visit for Sunday lunch which is consistently good and afterwards we move to the pub downstairs for the live jazz, 5 – 7 on Sunday aftrenoons.

  • By Rosa A from London
    16 February 2020

    We went to the Ship Tavern for their Sunday roast, and it's true, it was amazing! I had pork belly, delicious! My partner had beef, which was also very good. The dining room upstairs is cosy, the staff is very nice, I would definitely recommend it and go back!!!

  • By Peter B from Canaan
    16 February 2020

    Very cozy and historic with great food and service

  • By Kate B from London
    14 February 2020

    An excellent evening..the Valentines meal came with a glass of prosecco

  • By Mark L from London
    11 February 2020

    Great ambience and service, pie of the day was amazing as was the beef wellington according to my son.

  • By Roos V from Amsterdam
    8 February 2020

    Great atmosphere, enthusiastic staff and magnificent food.

  • By mr a j probert P from Croydon
    8 February 2020

    Great little find , lovely cosy dining area upstairs the food was superb as were the staff . Great place for dining g near theatres, will be going back for sure

  • By Blaine B from London
    23 January 2020

    Great dining experience; fantastic food and beverages!

  • By Paul R from London
    22 January 2020

    The food was very nice and the service was very good

  • By John C from Lancaster
    21 January 2020

    Good food and friendly professional service. I have dined there a number of times on my way to meetings in Covent Garden and have never been disappointed.

Restaurant Location Map
The Ship Tavern
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

Similar Restaurants

  1. Cora Pearl

    Cora Pearl

    British
    (322 Reviews)
    748m
    Cora Pearl
  2. Tredwells

    Tredwells

    British
    (1729 Reviews)
    794m
    Tredwells
  3. White Swan

    White Swan

    British
    (10 Reviews)
    821m
    White Swan
  4. White Lion

    White Lion

    British
    (11 Reviews)
    605m
    White Lion
  5. The Cambridge

    The Cambridge

    British
    (27 Reviews)
    838m
    The Cambridge