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
- +44 (0)20 7405 1992
- Public transport:
- Holborn, Underground
We enjoyed a few pints of their home ale, the 1549, which was delightful, and, we were pleased to find, had a deeper flavor than most of the pub ales we've had. Our pub fare- hamburger and fish and chips- was presented in lovely ways and in hearty portions. We would recommend this place to anyone. The Oak Room restaurant upstairs takes reservations.more
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
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
Four of us came here for a beer and ended up staying for dinner. Two of us ordered fish dishes which they both enjoyed.The 2 who ordered the chicken pie were both disappointed, it was okay but nothing great. Perhaps it would have been better if they had used dark meat instead of white meat.
Atmosphere inside upstairs is quiet and nice. (Downstairs, more noise, but then, it is a bar.) Decor...more
Good food. Decent beer.
Went for lunch here and I do like the place. Really nice feel to it, relaxed old style pub but not solely frequented by elderly gentlemen. Really nice place.
The food is quite good. Calamari was a bit chewy but the roast pork was really nice, but nothing special. Bangers and mash were a bit meh.
Ale was decent. Gave out a complimentary Mother's Day drink. So they...more