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The Old Ship Inn

4.0 of 5
2 Sylvester Path | Hackney, London E8 1EN, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, interesting drinks, lovely decor but the worst customer service you could imagine. Having to wait 25 minutes to be served at the bar on a quiet evening?? When asked when I would be able to order a drink to be told rudely when they had served everyone else before us. SO RUDE. Wont be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here last week after not getting a table down the road at Rita's. We were pleasantly surprised to discover this gem at the end of along alleyway off mare street. There's a great atmosphere inside, quirky features and great tunes. The menu had something for all of us, I had the popcorn squid which was AMAZING! My friends all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in after seeing an opera performances at the Hackney Empire last Saturday evening. The bar was crowded with a good buzzy atmosphere . We enquired about food and despite the kitchen being about to close and the bar being so busy we were served. The food was actually better than when I last ate there a year ago. Possibly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been a very loyal customer of this establishment for many years and I was totally disgusted by the customer service of both the bar staff and manager. Rude, dismissive and frankly no clue about customer service. With the vast amount of new and trendy establishments up and coming in Hackney one would expect places like this to acknowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Meet up with my son and girlfriend for a Sunday roast we had 6 of us there and we all said the same it was one of the best roast we ever had in a pub the staff are friendly and the place has a good feel about it the price of the roast is £15.50 each which sounds a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Old Ship is probably the best place to stay in Hackney, and situated just off Mare Street, the location is perfect if you want to stay in what is undoubtedly the most interesting part of London. It's also a lovely pub, with a good selection of ales and a nice atmosphere. The room was good, not fantastic -- the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stayed for the weekend of the Prudential London 100 ride. Had a small top room which was difficult to get a large bike case up to,[old twisty staircase] and was quite stuffy. However, it was surprisingly quiet and a fan was provided [ no ac but it is UK!. It is not a modern purpose built hotel so these things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my friend and had an awesome time. The pub/hotel is in a great area, lots of cool bars and coffee shops. Close to shoreditch and central London. Had by far the best burgers ever on the monday (2 for 1) and tried some great craft beers and ales.Staff are all really cool and helpful,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is fine if you are looking for a central place to stay in Hackney. The room was clean but small, but perfectly ok for the one night. The location is bang in the middle of the commercial centre so great for a short stroll around the various bars and eateries. The bar in the hotel is very cleverly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Plus points Friendly staff and knowledgable about the area. Pleasant rooms ( we had two deluxe rooms for our party) Great real ales Good food (although limited choice) Lovely funky design to the bar Only 10 metres from the Hackney Empire Good shower Great evening atmosphere Minus points Very noisy, I hardly slept. Mattress cheap, I could feel every spring.... More 

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