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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The Ship Tavern
12 Gate StreetHolbornLondonWC2A 3HP
- Public transport:
- Holborn, Underground
Quaint pub tucked into a narrow street that looks like Diagon Alley. Inside is warm and inviting. Usually lively without being too crowded. Staff are top-notch. Very attentive and friendly. Plenty of places to sit.more
Absolutely wonderful! I knew the Ship Tavern's romantic atmosphere and delicious food, well before booking my PhD graduation lunch here. As I walked into the restaurant in my ceremony gown, the house offered a glass of prosecco to all my guests & me - how lovely! Food is great as always, and the staff's kindness is wonderful. Very many thanks for making my special day an even more special one!...more
If you are looking for a traditional London pub, this is a great one to duck into. It has been rebuilt several times so the building isn't original, but the establishment is one of the oldest remaining in the city....dating from the 1500s! The bartender was really friendly and helped us select our pints. It was cozy, and we seemed like the only tourists- a plus in my book since we were looking...more
Off the beaten path but worth finding. Intimate room, excellent fish and chips. Hamburgers good as well. Good ale on draft.
Our server was extremely nice, and though she was busy, she took care of us with a smile.
Nice touch? Your check is brought in a vintage book, not the cliche plastic folder most restaurants use.
The pub is downstairs, the Oak Room upstairs. Music piped in upstairs...more
Upstairs Oak Room restaurant is warm and cozy - dark wood, soft lighting, candles. If you're looking for a solid pub meal, this place is a good find close to Holborn Tube stop but nicely tucked down a small alley. On a Sunday evening after having arrived in from NY, it was exactly what I was looking for - a quiet, decent meal with a good pint of Ale (Tribute).
The leg of lamb and gravy was...more