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The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

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  • The Ship Tavern - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
  •  - London
  • The Ship Tavern - London
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Easy access from the Holborn station. I arrived 30 minutes earlier from the time of my reservation and my table was ready. The place has a warm decoration. The food was great both in taste and presentation. Overall, good value for money.

Alfredo 05 November 2018
from Lille

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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

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Customer reviews for The Ship Tavern

4.5 (((() (based on 410 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (321)
  • lunch (193)
  • romantic (144)
  • private dining (116)
  • value (82)
  • business (73)
  • large parties (53)
  • entertainment (25)
  • luxury (19)
  • trendy (12)
  • child friendly (11)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 14 November 2018 by David from FALKIRK SCOTLAND

    From start to finish we had a brilliant dining experience. A Lovely booth ( which I had requested ), excellent food and super staff

  • ((((* 6 November 2018 by Tony from Wallington

    I come very three months or so with a group of friends. We love the atmosphere, décor and the food. The menu is adventurous for a pub, and the food is always beautifully cooked and presented. Reasonable prices for a central London location. Friendly staff.

  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Alfredo from Lille

    Easy access from the Holborn station. I arrived 30 minutes earlier from the time of my reservation and my table was ready. The place has a warm decoration. The food was great both in taste and presentation. Overall, good value for money.

  • ((((* 3 November 2018 by Roger from Lewes

    A very enjoyable eating experience. Good service, good choice of dishes, well presented.
    I especially enjoyed the rabbit balls with scallops - an inspired combination and the Lamb three ways was excellent.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Chris from Cardiff

    The Ship Tavern was great as always, lovely warm atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Great choice of food and drinks.

  • ((*** 29 October 2018 by Rodney from London

    Very nice ambience and staff very friendly and helpful, especially the manager. But special of the day, ( the chicken and leek pie) was not very good. Slightly pricey for what we had, but will come back again.

  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Nicola from London

    The interior is very quaint. The food is fab and the wine selection is good. So far I’ve tried Sunday lunch and the a la carte menu and find it all delicious. The staff focus a lot of large tables sometimes and forget about us couples, it took me 45 mins for my food to ordered one evening which wasn’t pleasant.

  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Martin from London

    Dinner at the Ships Tavern never disappoints. The food, the service and the restaurant atmosphere is exemplary.

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Nick from Chesham

    Group of us, following a Masonic meeting decided not to go to The Grand Connaught Rooms but to look for a venue for a quiet meal. We had reserved a table for 6 people but 8 of us dined which was no issue for them. Service was very slick and the food came out quickly well cooked.
    We loved The Ship and will be returning.

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by William from London

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