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Ship & Shovell

#1,935 of 18,165 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
1-3 Craven Passage | Charing Cross, London WC2N 5PH, England
+44 20 7839 1311
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good54%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger beer” (7 reviews)
“pork pie” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1-3 Craven Passage | Charing Cross, London WC2N 5PH, England
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I often stop in here after finding work close by and love it. The range of Badger beers on tap is excellent.

Thank Wolframwolfred
Reviewed 1 week ago

went with friends on a busy evening in the week, however, I never waited more than a minute to get served! This is down to plenty of staff who are always friendly and helpful. Beer selection is excellent and if you are not sure ......More

Thank LondonJ99
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always liked the look of this pub tucked away down an alleyway just off the beaten track. Visited on a Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a couple of good pints of Badger ale. Had pub grub too, but only just got our order in time before...More

Thank Hitisme
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great pub with a decent range of ales on show. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy without being ridiculous and we easily got a seat. It was good to see staff actively looking for customers, and they keep...More

Thank HHH666Y
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a Hall & Woodhouse pub. It is very busy but well worth a visit, it is situated on either dive of Craven Passage, giving the illusion of two separate pubs, the two are joined together by the cellar. There is food available at...More

1  Thank soooshan
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed August 10, 2017

Have been in a few times from work but in London for the weekend with friends so popped in for a drink, quickly served and some good beers, Fursty Ferret is one of my favourites. Didn't try the food but it looks reasonable pub food,...More

Thank Matty07uk
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed August 8, 2017

This restaurant was comfortable and attractive, and the food was excellent. We enjoyed speaking to our hosts, and would go back in an instant. They were very careful to ensure that the food was safe for my daughter, who has a food allergy. I highly...More

1  Thank Heather C
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed July 16, 2017

The pub is split into 2 halves. The food is typical pub fare and ok. Popular with the gay community at night due to proximity of Heaven. Good watering hole on a hot day whilst walking around that part of London.

1  Thank G07
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Had my leaving drinks here, excellent staff. Got loads of character . Quaint and rustic and i always enjoy coming here.

Thank F8733KVkevinw
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 10, 2017

We often went back to this pub which did lunches but unfortunately didn't seem to do evening meals. Clean and friendly with excellent service. One day I accidently left my shoulder bag there and when I went back for it they had carefully put it...More

Thank Jigsaw41
Hall W, Manager at Ship & Shovell, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Craven Passage | Charing Cross, London WC2N 5PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7839 1311
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