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The Old Ship Inn

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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Burry Port, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk from station. Good value, clean room, very comfy bed, helpful staff, friendly ambience if a bit noisy - but fair play it is a pub and I'm over 70! Great breakfast. Menu looked interesting but we were eating elsewhere.

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the worse night's sleep ever. Bed too short for me (I'm only 5' 8"), wafer-thin pillows, room too hot, amazing noise levels from the street. But great breakfast and friendly staff! Is in a pub but we didn't hear the noise in the top floor room.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

i have no beef with The Ship, i haven't been the victim of bad service, and i live meters away from it. But i just don't see why people would go here: the food is really weak, the beer is overpriced (£5.50 for an IPA: pay almost £2 less for the same in The Cock 50m down the road), and... More 

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Yeovil, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked a room here as we were going to a concert just round the corner. The parking that they recommended at the station was ideal (pay from 7:00 - 11PM). We received a friendly welcome. The room was comfortable. We ate in the bar that evening, great choice and our food was delicious. Full English cooked breakfast the following... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely weekend. The location was great for the Hackney Half Marathon which we took part in. The bed was comfortable and we loved the china cups and saucers which we thought were a nice touch. There is also a good selection of toiletry items in the bathroom. We found the staff helpful and friendly.... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Old Ship is misleadingly labeled as a chic hotel above a pub. It is better described as rooms above a pub. The rooms -- at least our double -- are compact and could use a paint job. The bathroom had water damage on the ceiling and mold on the shower walls. That said, our room was much quieter than... More 

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

don't expect a quit and neat place. because there is a lot of energy flowing. un-orthodox surrounding, with crazy stuff on the wall. bartenders are nice, but could pay a little more personal attention.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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