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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

We chose the Ship to visit on our way back to our car from the imperial war museum after researching menus offered in the area. We have one fussy eater kid and the advertised menu offered variety for all, along with a working online booking...system unlike some other places around. After a busy day in London we arrived with tired hungry kids, staff were friendly and COVID restrictions and preparation appeared to be in place. The menu however was restricted to two items - fish and chips or burger and chips, with no kids menu at all. Fortunately our fussy little un was ok for what was on offer. If we were pre-warned on our confirmation or on the pubs website prior to the limited menu we would have changed our plans accordingly. Our order took approximately 45 minutes from order to arrive which seems excessive in light of the limited menu and it wasn’t overly busy either. Although all the staff were friendly there was a lack of PPE being worn by them when serving food which further let down our experience further. If there was a proper menu and the staff had appropriate PPE we would have had such a more positive experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
michaelfQ2337YW, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Hi, Firstly, we’d like to thank you for your feedback and apologise for your poor experience at The Ship. We understand that the reduced menu is disappointing, and this is largely in part to ensure impeccable hygiene and social distancing in the kitchen as recommended...More

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Very good service by Ben Hannigan. Irish man with a great attitude lively charm, excellent throughout

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Five of us met up here, where one of us had been previously. It was clean, very reasonably priced drinks for London and the service was excellent. Not a touristy pub by any means, which isn't a bad thing. Three of us had the haddock...and chips and all thought it was very good; likewise the other two thought their meals were also very good, one of whom had the ham, eggs and chips and I can't remember what the fifth had. Great range of Fullers beers. Definitely recommended for a quaint and quiet old pub for a drink with friends.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Harry S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2019

Hello Kenc, Thanks very much for the review, It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to let us know your thoughts. I'm very happy to hear you had a lovely time with us and do hope that you choose to...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Arranged to meet friends for drinks at the Ship, but arrived early so we could get a bite to eat as we had missed lunch. Got there just after three with our mouths watering, having checked out the menu on line. The lovely Jaz behind...the bar had the unenviable task of telling us the kitchen shuts between three and five. We must have looked so gutted he asked us what we had been hoping for and said he would check with them. And yippee they said yes so huge thanks to him for going that extra mile, and this pub now will have us as repeat customers! I had the spinach and mushroom lasagne, with garlic bread to die for and salad, and my husband had the vegan chilli. We also shared some beer battered pickles.... Have to say this was honestly one of the nicest, tastiest vegetarian meals we have had in London. The service here is excellent and even when they haven’t got something like the bottle of wine we wanted, they are so nice about it it is ok..... There is a nice outside area too and a function room upstairs. A friendly, non cliquey london pub with lovely staff, a welcoming environment and fab food, what more could you want! We look forward to our next visit...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Ship B, Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Hey there Angier931! Thank you for such a lovely review :) We were more than happy to welcome you into our pub, that's what its all about and your words are really very appreciated! Great to hear our lasagne and vegan chilli hit the spot!...More

Reviewed June 6, 2019

Visited twice, once for drink and once for food and drink. Very good staff. On the food visit, my companion had a touchy stomach and the kitchen produced plain toast on request. My chicken sandwich was undercooked and the staff immediately replaced it (and said...the kitchen used a thermometer to be sure it was cooked) and wanted to comp the whole thing, food and beer. (I paid for the beer.) Pleasant beer garden. Next time I'm in London I'll make a special trip to go there. (It's near the Southwark Playhouse, so good for a pre- or post-theatre nosh.)More

Date of visit: May 2019
Ship B, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Ship Paul, Its great that you had a good experience and with us and we hope to see you again in our beer garden very soon. Kind regards Harry The Ship

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a relaxed dinner with friends on a Sunday. It was quite busy in the pub. There's also a largeish outside space available for when the weather is nice. They were sold out of a few dishes, but still had a tidy selection...left. My friends enjoyed the mushroom lasagne and chicken burger, while I has the ham hock. Portions looked smaller than usual, but were actually plenty. Prices are decent as well. We really enjoyed our time here.More

Date of visit: May 2019
HarryS2585, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review us, its really great to hear you had a lovely time with us on Sunday, Apologies for some of the dishes being unavailable, we endeavour to have sufficient stock holdings but sometimes get surprised with the popularity...More

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

good atmosphere, great music, really good feeling and the best the staff...especially the guy with the mustache 😊More

Date of visit: April 2019
Ship B, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Hello, Thanks for your lovely review, were so happy that you have enjoyed The Ship so much. We make sure that we always try to give you that good feeling! I also told the chaps with moustaches to keep up the good work :D I...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019

I was visiting London to see a show at the Southwark Playhouse for a matinee performance and was glad that I visited this place. Limited menu but that is OK as all tastes are catered for i.e. vegetarians etc., snacks available too sandwiches Lunch at...midday - order at the bar and food is bought to the table Tabs can be set up Food was hot when it arrived Staff polite and friendly Under 5 minutes from Elephant and Castle tube stationMore

Date of visit: April 2019
HarryS2585, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Hello Ann, Thanks ever so much for your great review, I do hope that you choose to visit us again if your ever seeing a performance at the fantastic Southwark Playhouse. Kind regards Harry The Ship

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

We visited The Ship for the first time last night and had a great evening. The bar staff are superb - really friendly and super efficient. Thanks go to Harry too for booking our little group on a table so we could watch the sport....The food was great, tables kept scrupulously clean, and you can expect the usual quality from the Fullers beers. A nice, mixed crowd of customers plus darts in the back. It’s basically the local pub that you wished you had round the corner - we shall definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Harry S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hello James, Thank you ever so much for your kind words! As you said we love to help create the best atmosphere no matter the occasion here so I am really happy that you had a great time with us. Please don't hesitate to contact...More

Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

This pub really is the best, they serve great food too, the team provides such a friendly and professional service that makes you feel at home and really looked after, very chilled out place with positive energy, I have organised events there and the level...of service felt like I was in a 5 star hotel! You must visit the pub if you are in London! Thank you to the team again for being amazing and making my events a success!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Harry S, General Manager at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hello, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are always happy to accommodate our guests in anyway possible and am so pleased that you have had a great experience with us. We would love the opportunity to host any events you may have in...More

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