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The Ship

#5,283 of 18,244 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
116 Wardour Street | Soho, London W1F 0TT, England
+44 20 7437 8446
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“marquee club” (4 reviews)
“on tap” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
116 Wardour Street | Soho, London W1F 0TT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A music fan will like this place. Not because of memorabilia inside but the historic factor that MANY famous bands would go here before or after they played at the Marquee Club a few doors down. It’s a very welcoming pub with lots of locals....More

1  Thank rizznizz
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rizznizz, Thanks for the the review. Glad you enjoyed yourself in the pub and I hope we prvided an atmosphere fitting of our cascade of rockstar ex regulars. I'm really glad you found the staff nice as we pride ourselves on being that much...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A vibrant Wednesday evening in London. Popped in the Ship for a pint. A cool busy pub with a great choice of drinks. Friendly staff and in a good spot. Will be back!

Thank stevec607
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thanks for your review. Really happy to hear that you found the staff friendly because I truly believe that that and our music sets us apart from other pubs. Come say Hi next time your in. Cheers Kerran

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Was in Soho to meet friends and 1/2 hour to waste. Thought this place was full as many people standing outside. They were all outside having smoke break, where as inside was not crowded. Music was full on, great. Bar Staff were great, attentive and...More

Thank johncX1207WS
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Hi John, Thanks a lot for your kind words, especially about the bar staff. I have a great team here and I am very proud every time someone points out how good they are. Fantastic to here you enjoyed the music. Curtis our resident doorman...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Been there the first time a few months ago and I was served by a bar staff called Paulo, he is also Brazilian and made my visit more special. The variety of beer was great and the music played was amazing! The pub is cozy...More

Thank Ellen M
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi Ellen, Thanks for your amazing review. I am really glad that Paulo made your visit special, I will pass that on to him. Really glad to hear that you also enjoyed the music and atmosphere as this is what sets us apart from the...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Had a wonderful Saturday night in this classic English pub catching up with an old friend. The music and all types of people made for a great atmosphere. I highly recommend the cider on tap (Cornish, I think?), of which we had many. A spacious,...More

Thank emily6784
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hi Emily6784, Thank you for a lovely review. Really glad that you enjoyed yourself in our pub. Soho is a brilliantly diverse area and I'm glad we stood out as accepting/comfortable for all. The cider was indeed Cornish Orchards Gold. Our celebrity ex-regular list is...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We just went in here for drinks, mid afternoon. They had a decent selection of beer, a few craft beers. They did food as well, but we didn't eat.

Thank Vickie K
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Vickie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub and I am glad you found it cosy. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Kerran

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Tremendous pub with a great landlord. Engaging and ten times better the the George. Mosaic beer on the money.More

Thank 70gotoparadise
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Hi there, Glad you had a good time in the pub, thanks for the comments on the beer my team work very hard to keep the beer in top condition and I'm glad you found the service engaging, that's what we strive for. Many thanks,...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Was not going to serve my son an alcoholic drink because he was not 21. When I said he could just have a soft drink he said no and I was then ignored. No sign above the door stipulating 21s and over. Since when was...More

Thank p_shreeve
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Hi There, I am sorry that you felt that an arrogant attitude was used towards you as we pride our selves on being a customer focus pub. Unfortunately after 5pm we operate a 21 and up policy to combat a problem in the local area...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a nice dive bar in Soho. It was conveniently located right behind our hotel (The Soho Hotel), so we often stopped in here for a beer or cocktail before our night started. The bar seemed to be mainly locals but was very welcoming...More

Thank laurenmware
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for your review. Happy to read you had a good time.

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Been drinking hear on and off for years. Many pre gig beers. Has lost its lustre of late. But still worth a visit. Like most things in London losing character. More focused on tourists

Thank heref0rthebeer
Amelie S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hello, everything is changing in London. We try to keep good vibes.

The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Wardour Street | Soho, London W1F 0TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 8446
  • E-mail
The best nights out in Soho always start at The Ship - a lively local at the heart of the Soho music scene. A relaxed pub at lunchtime, The Ship really starts rocking when the sun goes down, with an eclectic mix of music and a super, vibrant atmosphere.
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