The Ship Tavern


Concealed between the busy Kingsway and the serene Lincoln's Inn Fields "The Oak Room" located above The Ship Tavern public house (est. 1549) exudes charm and warmth. Antique paintings, books and trinkets adorn the mahogany walls and a crackling open fire and private booths create a cosy Dickensian environment.

The menu features great British restaurant classics such as steaks, chops, pots, pies, pork belly and the famous 1549 house ale beer battered fish & chips as well as a daily specials board.

After dinner you can relax in the main downstairs bar whilst supping one of the six award-winning cask ales. Open for Saturday brunch and Sunday lunch featuring live jazz every Sunday in the main bar from 4pm.

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Venue Details & Map

The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street
+44 (0)20 7405 1992
Public transport:
Holborn, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ship Tavern

5.0 out of 5 10 January 2016
by Megan M.

This place is amazing!! We went for Sunday roast and really wanted a good, local pub for us to get the most out of this experience. The ambiance includes everything you want in a pub. It's also tucked away in a little alley way which makes it extra great. The food was delicious. I got the vegetarian option, which I absolutely loved. My friends got the meat and one even said it was the best...more

4.0 out of 5 7 January 2016
by Clara S.

I'm English and I believe that comes with a certain predisposition towards old man's pubs... and this one really didn't disappoint. There's something quite comforting about discovering one right in the centre of london too, amidst all the chain restaurants and swanky bars.

The location is brilliant - a one minute walk away from holborn station but tucked away in a little side street so that...more

4.0 out of 5 30 December 2015
by Kristian T.

Cool as f*** pub. Always playing sick music. Plus the guy brings the beer over to us, which is pretty soundmore

5.0 out of 5 16 August 2015
by Rich J.

This fine pub was recommended by our hotel concierge. We are American and wanted the pub experience. 2 of us shared the Shepherds pie for 2 (could feed 3 or 4) and was one of our best meals in London. Our other two had the Sunday Roast pork belly, excellent, and the Roast lamb, also excellent. Ale was solid.

Loved this place so much that we went back a couple of nights later for Fish and...more

2.0 out of 5 4 August 2015
by Lauren C.

Tucked into a street alley is the Ship Tavern and upstairs is the Oak Room. We booked a table at the Oak Room specifically for a traditional English Sunday Roast dinner. The reviews and menu seemed to boast a decent meal so we took a chance.

The food, although presented nice, did not live up to expectations. I had the pork belly and my husband had the roasted half chicken. Neither of us were...more

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