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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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12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

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4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ship Tavern

4.0 out of 5 17 September 2013
by Jennie C.

HUGE portions, really good food...service was a bit slow but they were busy that Thursday night. Every dish was bigger than my face (yum) and the appetizers were also great. My main was the pie of the day, chicken and leek, and it was amazing. Someone ordered the chicken...and it was an entire half chicken.

Dessert we got sticky toffee pudding - a little sweet but very yummy.more

4.0 out of 5 19 April 2013
by Grant T.

This is a pretty good pub right around the corner from Holborn station. Even though it's close by, it seems like it's not so close given the small street it's on which really adds a nice touch.

There's a great selection of ales on draught as well. (Not that I sampled any, the broken arm took away my drinking ability for a month or so.)

The clientele is an interesting mix of people who look...more

4.0 out of 5 19 March 2013
by Valerie S.

I wandered past The Ship months ago with friends, exploring the small alley that leads past, and immediately stopped to bookmark it. It just seemed so interesting--tucked away off the main road, cozy and warm light spilling out into the street. Unfortunate that it took me so long to get back!

The Ship is a great local pub, often packed with folks on their way home from work, stopping in for a...more

5.0 out of 5 19 January 2013
by Brian M.

Finding a pub that is not owned by what I will term "Mega Pub Corp." is becoming a difficult task in London anymore :(

Thankfully there are gems abound and this is definitely one of them. Nothing better than a cold winters' night huddled up by the fireplace upstairs having a lovely chicken, bacon and leek pie and a tankard of ale. Even better when it is a Tuesday night and it is only 10 pounds...more

3.0 out of 5 8 December 2012
by Jonathan E.

It's a charming little pub in a back street in an area too void of charming.

Otherwise there's nothing earth-shattering here. They have good beers and nice staff. Simple tables and booths. Sometimes some live music.

Someone else said cozy... that could be the best adjective for the Ship Tavern.more