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“Sad but true!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn
9/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Sukhumvit Rd | Khlongtoei Nuea, Bangkok, Thailand
02-261-3020
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Ranked #2,396 of 7,317 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: European, Thai
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Bangkok
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Sad but true!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

To confirm and clarify the sad closure of this super little pub. According to Barry the ex-proprietor, the building was sold under them and the new landlords increased the rent to a level that made it impossible to continue profitably. It will be missed even though there is more than enough to entertain in the vicinity. Cheers and thanks to the staff for at least 20 years of Brit food and cool pints...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
bangkok
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4 restaurant reviews
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“The Ship has been sunk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Sadly, this Soi 23 institution has been forced to close for reasons that are unclear at time of writing, but probably related to transfers of subtenant leases. Who knows?

This was a great little pub for those in the know, with homestyle cooking at affordable prices, friendly staff, and a quiet, cozy atmosphere. A proper ‘local’.

Another sad day for Sukhumvit Soi 23, as it slides ever deeper into the mire in search of the mighty Yen/Won/Yuan/Dollar.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I'm Always eating here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Honestly I can not even count the number of times I have eaten here! Everytime I return to Bangkok this place is the first that pops into my mind when I get hungry.

The pub is traditional, cozy and inviting. It's been built and designed so well that it looks like everything was brought over from the UK! They have a dart board, good music. It's also got a huge TV and great sound system so if you're into any sports this is the best place to watch your game with your beer, a good meal in peace. The pub serves Thai and proper British food. It's hard to find places in Thailand that severs real British food which is why I love this place so much.

Great Food, Great Atmospher, Highly Recommend!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Was blown away by the panang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Arrived here out of desperation because other restos in the area were already closed for the night. Shockingly, the best panaeng curry we had in two weeks was found at this "British" pub! Both meals we had were super spicy and very tasty. Don't hesitate to order the local dishes here. But don't expect attentive service. Servers might take some time to get to you, in between playing video games on their iPhone or playing with their kids. It's by no means fine dining, but it somehow ended up being perhaps my second-favourite meal in Bangkok.

Visited November 2012
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“A Quiet Pocket of Sanity Around the Corner from Soi Cowboy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Ship Inn is a small restaurant on Soi 23, around the corner from the infamous Soi Cowboy.

The food is simple, but good. I recommend the soups. The ham and pea is very nice.

Beef stew is lovely, and the sandwiches, while not inspired, are safe and good to pair with a bowl of soup. A soup and sandwich here makes a nice little meal.

Bangers and mash is great, as are the meat pies. I endorse pretty much everything on the menu, with the exception of the filet and pepper steak. If you are looking for a good steak, you need to go to the Landmark Hotel, or to the Marriott. You will not find a great one for 350 baht at the Ship Inn.

If you like mushy peas, they have them.

The Ship Inn benefits from its location, and it suffers from it. If you happen to be engaging in forensic anthropology studies on Soi Cowboy, it is a nice refuge from the madness. If you are looking for a nice spot to take a nice girl, it is perhaps too close to one of the notorious districts of Bangkok. You go to Ship Inn because you happen to be in the neighborhood. Not because it is a magnet, luring you there with spectacular food. The food is competent. It is not spectacular. And remember: it is small. "Cosy" would be accurate.

Hope that this helps. Enjoy.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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