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The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

(((() British
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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Love the decor. Bit drafty but guess that's the windows

Joanne Moses 07 February 2018
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 336 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (263)
  • lunch (158)
  • romantic (116)
  • private dining (90)
  • value (66)
  • business (58)
  • large parties (42)
  • entertainment (20)
  • luxury (16)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 23 February 2018 by Tony Pino from London

    Beautiful room, good menu, food perfectly cooked. Reasonable prices for central London.

  • ((((* 20 February 2018 by M Karner from Milton Keynes

    Nice place with strong average food and strong average prices.

  • ((((( 20 February 2018 by Anne Given from Belfast

    One of the places we always eat when we are in London.
    Lovely place with good food, value for money.
    Staff are really nice, helpful at checking all is well but not constantly asking.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Kathy from London

    Had a lovely evening at the Ship Tavern on Friday. The place itself has a lovely Dickensian/Harry Potter charm, the staff attentive without being overbearing and the food is beautifully cooked and presented.

  • ((((( 10 February 2018 by Ilaria Pierucci from London

    Simply delicious. Me and my boyfriend shared an awesome beef & "old peculiar" ale pie with a good pint of the same beer. As dessert we had a very tasty homemade ice-cream and I fall in love with the dark chocolate sorbet. Very recommended if you want taste an high quality cousine and an excellent service.

  • ((((( 7 February 2018 by Lizzie W from Guildford

    A really friendly and efficient team , food and atmosphere was just what we needed , not hurried and staff attentive
    Food classic English roast you can't beat that

  • ((((( 7 February 2018 by Joanne Moses from London

    Love the decor. Bit drafty but guess that's the windows

  • ((((( 6 February 2018 by Macarena from London

    Outstanding food, I'm recommending it to everyone. The starters left us speechless, particularly the scallops with rabbit - don't leave without trying them. If I had to choose something to improve it would be their Sunday roast. I would never say it was bad, we all finished it and definitely enjoyed it, but it wasn't to the standard of everything else on the menu. Everything else (service, ambiance, drinks, desserts), perfect.

  • ((*** 5 February 2018 by Akiko Ueno from London

    Food could be better.

  • ((((( 29 January 2018 by Lee Atkinson from gillingham

    Superb food in lovely surroundings and with great staff. The beef Wellington was amazing. Very busy but food was served promptly and could not fault. If your near Holborn I recommend you take a look.

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