The Ship & Shovell


Hall & Woodhouse started brewing beer in 1777, and have a number of Pubs located across Great Britain

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The Ship & Shovell

1-3 Craven Passage
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7839 1311
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ship & Shovell

5.0 out of 5 7 December 2014
by Caliope H.

This was my favorite pub while visiting London (and I did try quite a few). And that wasn't just because it was around the corner from the Charing Cross Hotel where I was staying.Wide selection of very good beer and friendly bar staff. Good mix of locals and visitors. Tucked away on a side alley, so it's not totally overun by tourists. Nice bar area to sit and watch outside or mingle with...more

1.0 out of 5 4 October 2014
by May W.

I last came to this unusually arranged pub (it occupies either side of a small alley) about 5 years ago. It is a 'Badger Beer' pub, and used to have excellently kept ales.

I'm sad to report that the ale-keeping skills have deteriorated, along with their customer service. Visited yesterday with a small group of friends. Tanglefoot was poorly kept, and when this was pointed out to the barstaff...more

4.0 out of 5 2 July 2014
by Charles S.

Great Pub and area.more

4.0 out of 5 24 May 2014
by Olivia B.

Had to come here because my mum worked here in the early 80's. According to her it was pretty run down but to my surprise it was done up nicely and had younger clientele.

Just a 10min walk from Covent Garden this place is refreshingly traditional yet modern with a great selection of beers and wines. I want to bring my expat friends here to show off.more

4.0 out of 5 15 August 2013
by Iris F.

Cool feature with two pubs in one so to say.

Decent selection and range of draughts. (Badger)more

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