The Ship & Shovell

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1-3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 5PH

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The Ship & Shovell

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


4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ship & Shovell

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

4.0 out of 5 8 September 2012
by Michelle B.

The Ship and Shovel is two tiny pubs separated by pavement. It is a shame you have to walk through a pee smelling alley to get to this little cubby, however it's always worth it.

Due to its quirky nature attracts the wandering tourist and bar crawl crowd. However certain times of the night it will be full of the locals. It's a favorite for the teckies and performers that spill out from...more

5.0 out of 5 26 May 2010
by Louis R.

A. I've never seen a bar split in two...that's a lie, now I have

B. In an alley past Sherlock may miss it, just look for the really red paint

C. Bartenders were cool and attentive

D. Lots of beer options, half-pint of cask ales anyone?

E. Love the decor and the intimacy of the space

F. Classic pub

I will hit again if I can find it.more