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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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD39.23) per diner

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Venue Details & Map

The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street
Public transport:
Holborn, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ship Tavern

4.0 out of 5 20 June 2015
by Shannon L.

Great food - had the Sunday roast with chicken - hearty portions, sides and tender chicken. Didn't even need the gravy, which I got on the side. Fish and chips also delicious with nice crispy batter on the chips. Good service too, they had my order wrong and were quick to fix and checked on us often to make sure all was well :)more

5.0 out of 5 11 June 2015
by James S.

Fantastic hearty food. Great place with a bit of the finer touch. Would definitely go there againmore

5.0 out of 5 11 June 2015
by Kristen S.

I'm from Charleston, SC and def am a foodie. Hands down best beef Wellington! Super cool, warm, easy going vibe upstairs where we ate dinner. Flowers were out w candles lit. Loved it! Wish we could come back again! Highly recommend :)more

5.0 out of 5 14 April 2015
by Christy W.

The Beef Wellington has made my top five best meals of all time! I have had sticky date pudding in Australia, I have had spicy spinach saute in Rome, I have had bread pudding in New Orleans, I have had Peking duck in mainland China and now Beef Wellington in London, makes 5. It is deceptively simple in appearance, but fantastic. My compliments to the chef.

PS-I am from Texas, love beef and...more

4.0 out of 5 15 March 2015
by Rich G.

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

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