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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

Amazing food. amazing service also.

Laura 30 April 2018
from Holborn

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 361 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (283)
  • lunch (165)
  • romantic (125)
  • private dining (94)
  • value (70)
  • business (62)
  • large parties (48)
  • entertainment (21)
  • luxury (17)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 21 May 2018 by Natasha from Maidenhead

    It has a lovely intimate atmosphere. Food was delicious and would recommend the lamb chops. Just a stones throw from Holborn tube station.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Jayna from London

    Had great beef Wellington!

  • ((((( 9 May 2018 by Chris from Holborn

    very good

  • ((((* 7 May 2018 by David from Isleworth

    Delightful character dining room, great friendly service and good menu choices

  • ((((* 5 May 2018 by Margaret from Glasgow

    Good atmosphere and food in lovely traditional pub surroundings. My only advice would be to choose carefully. I had the pork three ways. It was very rich and heavy and really no vegetables. Although I enjoyed it, I felt unpleasantly stuffed until well into the next day. I would have preferred less meat and veg included, rather than with an added cost. The starters are very filling and unnecessary in light of the richness of the mains.

  • ((((* 4 May 2018 by Ian from London

    Food good, but service very slow.

  • ((((( 30 April 2018 by Mike from Chelmsford

    A fantastic find !! - Saw on the internet, and booked. The food and service were great, especially the pies ! - Please pass our thanks on to everybody there. Would highly recommend to anybody who is thinking of using 5*

  • ((((( 30 April 2018 by Laura from Holborn

    Amazing food. amazing service also.

  • ((((( 27 April 2018 by Rita from Modena

    Very good food and restaurant.

  • ((((( 19 April 2018 by Brown from Farnham

    An excellent day. Staff were really professional and friendly (especially Paolo) Food and drink were brilliant and good value for central London. The pub itself is wonderful. dark woods etc. The Dining Room is a lovely spot. Very kindly gave my daughter a free drink and dressed her dessert for her 21st birthday.

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