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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
  • 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

Great experience, excellent service, tasty food. The Sunday roast was fantastic.

Jeff 11 January 2019
from Boston

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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 424 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (331)
  • lunch (198)
  • romantic (148)
  • private dining (119)
  • value (86)
  • business (75)
  • large parties (56)
  • entertainment (26)
  • luxury (19)
  • trendy (12)
  • child friendly (11)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 11 January 2019 by Jeff from Boston

    Great experience, excellent service, tasty food. The Sunday roast was fantastic.

  • ((((* 7 January 2019 by Nadine from ANTWERP (BELGIUM)

    IN THE VERY STYLISH,AND COSY DINING ROOM, WE WERE SEATED IN A PRIVATE BOOTH, AS STARTERS WE HAD OYSTERS AND WILD MUSHROOMS, AS MAINS WE HAD STEAK & ALE PIE AND SEA BASS, ALL OF IT : DELICIOUS ! (UNFORTUNATLY THEY RAN OUT OF SCALLOPS AND BEEF WELLINGTON)
    VERY NICE ATMOSPHERE AND EXCELLENT SERVICE ! WHENEVER AGAIN IN LONDON, WE WILL SURELY VISIT THE SHIP TAVERN AGAIN !

  • ((((( 2 January 2019 by Corrado from Genova

    All good

  • ((((( 1 January 2019 by Mark from Bristol

    Better than pub grub in the upstairs oak room , great service

  • ((((* 28 December 2018 by Silvia from Ruislip

    A party of two had lunch at The Ship Tavern. The restaurant is beautiful and details can be found in every corner. The food was very good, starters and main, and in generous quantities. There were nice vegetarian options, not just one dish, as normally happens.
    The only negative part would be that we had to wait a long time for the food to be served. The restaurant was not so full to account for this.

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by Jennifer from London

    Beautiful dining room, good high end pub food without faff or silly prices. An absolutely excellent negroni. It is never mind blowing food, but always well executed and good quality.

  • ((((* 19 December 2018 by Jeremy from Colchester

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  • (**** 17 December 2018 by Peter from London

    Food was fantastic - pub was allowed to get so full that it was impossible to buy a drink. They would make more money by restricting the number of patrons who would then be able to spend money in the pub and have a better experience.

  • ((((( 13 December 2018 by Andrea from Montreal

    Great pies and other traditional English food.

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Keely from London

    Food, ambience, staff - all spot on. Since my visit I have recommended The Ship Tavern to so many people.

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