The Old Ship


The Old Ship heralds the return of the inn in a stylish, contemporary way. The addition of 10 boutique hotel rooms at affordable prices means you can dine and sleep in style in the heart of Hackney.

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2 Sylvester Path, Hackney, London, E8 1EN

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The Old Ship

2 Sylvester Path
E8 1EN
+44 (0)20 8986 1641
Public transport:
Hackney Central or Hackney Downs mainline stations


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3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Ship

3.0 out of 5 17 March 2014
by Charlotte S.

We ate here on Saturday whilst watching the rugby, quiet pub, good food reasonably priced. Had burger and chips for under £10, was yummy. Beer seemed good. Understand it is being sold this week so will be under new management, hope it stays relatively hipster free, is a good spot for pre/post Hackney Empire theatre.more

3.0 out of 5 23 May 2011
by Ellie K.

On a late Sunday afternoon the place was empty. Almost. Think 4 other customers who left while I was drinking. And then nobody. We were alone. At least there was semi decent music to the deafening silence. Or maybe I should say the awkward stares from the staff. Me and my boy do have a habit of talking about inappropriate things in public. Hitler. Fields of rape (seed oil - not the other...more

4.0 out of 5 13 February 2011
by Paul C.

We tried phoning to reserve a table but no one ever answered the phone. I was passing by so popped in to check it out and reserved a table for the next day. The next day I wanted to increase my party by two people, tried to phone... No one answered. I emailed them as well. No reply.

So... We turned up and had no problem being accommodated. The staff were friendly and helpful. Although they...more

4.0 out of 5 21 June 2009
by talia

I think once upon a time this was traditional and a bit grim, but it's recently been redecorated by a small chain called 'Urban Inns'. There's also a few rooms upstairs so it's probably a good place to put visiting parents if you're Hackney based.

Anyway the pub is lovely with a big food menu and lots of cocktails. The pies are tasty but the best thing I've tried is the roasts. The idea is...more

2.0 out of 5 5 December 2008
by Matt D.

Located in the heart of Hackney Central, The Old Ship is unlike most of the bars in the area. If you blink you will miss this pub, but once you are inside you notice that it is sticks out like a sore thumb on Mare St.

After having a make-over, the Old Ship is now a trendy bar in a not so trendy strip.

The hip kind of dance music that was playing quite loud just didn't do it for me. It is...more