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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Served until 3 pm
Bangers & Mash
Served w/ mashed potatoes, vegetables & grilled onions.
Served w/ mashed potatoes, vegetables & gravy.
Cottage Pie
Served w/ vegetables & gravy.
Veggie Cottage Pie
Served w/ vegetables & gravy.
One Piece of Cod
Served w/ chips & english coleslaw.
Chicken or Vegetable Curry
Served w/ rice.
Crab & Avocado Salad
Fresh​ dungeness crab & avocado served over a bed of assorted greens.
Chicken Cobb Salad
Assorted​ greens, chicken breast, boiled egg, bacon, tomato & blue cheese crumbles.
Smoked Salmon & Capers
Prawn Cocktail
Garlic Prawns
Garlic Mushrooms
Cod Bites
Calamari Strips
Dungeness Crab Cakes
New Zealand Mussels in a Curried Broth
Battered Artichoke Hearts
Basket of Fritters
Dinner Salad
Chicken Cobb Salad
Dungeness Crab & Avocado Salad
The Ship's Famous Clam Chowder
Soup of the Day
Soup & Dinner Salad
Shipwreck Salad
Fresh baby greens, blue cheese crumbles, cranberries, curried walnuts& sweet red onions in a cabernet vinaigrette dressing
Victory Salad
Fresh baby greens, sweet red piquante peppers, aged parmesan cheese & sliced red onions in a walnut vinaigrette dressing
All of our fish is dipped in our famous light beer batter, fried to a crispy golden brown & served w/ thick english cut chips & homemade tartar sauce. Dipping sauces: red cocktail sauce, lemon dill, garlic mayonnaise, curried mayonnaise, salad cream
The Olde Ship's Fish & Chips
tender, white & flaky icelandic cod or haddock dipped in our own famous light beer batter & fried to a crispy golden brown. Served w/ thick english cut chips & tartar sauce. in the days of the old sailing ships “a ship” was restricted to a square rigged vessel having a bowsprit — three masts fore, main, & mizzen, each composed of a lower mast, top mast & a top gallant mast. today any large vessel is called a ship.
Plymouth Seafood Platter
a combination of icelandic cod, prawn, calamari & scallops. dipped in out famous beer batter & deep fried until golden brown. Served w/ thick english cut chips & tartar sauce. in 1620 “the mayflower” a three masted english merchant ship, left southampton w/ an old ship “speedwell.” after a few days they put into plymouth where the speedwell was abandoned. the mayflower went on alone arriving in plymouth, mass., on sept. 16th, 1620.
Cooks Scampi & Chips
6 large prawns dipped in our famous light beer batter & fried to a crispy golden brown. Served w/ thick english cut chips & cocktail sauce. Captain james cook’s two ships the “endeavor” & the “resolution” were both sturdily built “whitby colliers.” from 1755 to 1779, he surveyed & charted most of the pacific, covering well over 200,000 miles. he was killed by hawaiian natives attempting to reach the ship’s boat.
Whitby Platter
combination of tender, white, flaky icelandic cod w/ 3 large prawns dipped in our famous beer batter & deep fried until golden brown. served w/ thick english cut chips & cocktail sauce. One of england's most famous fishing villages whitby is where captain james cook embarked on his epic voyages of discovery.
Boatswain's Smoked Salmon Burger
smoked salmon burger on a homemade roll, w/ salad garnish & english salad cream. Served w/ thick english cut chips & tartar sauce. The boatswain bosun supervised all activity & labour above deck. he also had the unenviable duty of keeping discipline among the crew to maintain a lively & enthusiastic attitude to work even through floggings!
All pies & pastries are freshly made on the premises.
Cutty Sark's Curries
Tender breast of chicken or king prawn braised w/ fresh vegetables & special indian spices in a creamy sauce. Served w/ rice, mango chutney & papadoms; or try our vegetarian curry sauteed w/ a mixture of crisp, fresh curried vegetables. Chicken • king prawn • vegetable • naan bread the clipper “cutty sark” is probably the most famous of fast sailing ships. Built on the clyde in 1869, her main mast towering 152 feet, she hoists 32.000 square feet of sail more sail for her size than any other clipper. She brought spices from the east & wool from sydney & holds the fasted sailing from sydney to london, reaching speeds of 171/2 knots.
Blue stilton cheese
The Captain's Burger
Made daily w/ a half pound of fresh ground beef & spices served on a large bun, garnished w/ lettuce, tomato, pickle & onions., topped w/ bacon & melted cheddar cheese. Served w/ thick english cut chips.
May substitute blue stilton cheese
A naval captain’s duties.In reference to his command are similar to those of an army captain, but involved a far higher degree of responsibility for life & property. His rank is equivalent to a colonel in the army.
Paul Jones’ Scottish Bridie
Best beefsteak w/ onions & special scottish spices in a rich scotch whisky sauce wrapped in pastry & baked in a “bagpiping hot” oven. Served w/ mashed potatoes, vegetables & gravy. John paul jones was born in kirkborn, scotland son of a scottish gardener. He became an american naval officer during the american revolution. He commanded the 44-gun frigate, “la bon homme richard” & distinguished himself in many battles.
Sovereign's Lamb Shank
succulent lamb shank braised slowly w/ herbs, spices & vegetables in our own special sauce. served w/ mashed potatoes & vegetables. The “sovereign of the seas” was launched in 1637. she cost the british taxpayers so much money that is resulted in king charles the 1st loosing his head. she was never defeated in battle in over 60 years & was at last destroyed by fire, a cook overturning a candle.
Churchill's Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
best corned beef simmered for hours in guinness, water, liquor & spices. served w/ mashed potatoes & vegetables. Many believe that the greatest duel fought at sea was between the british 38-gun frigate “shannon” & the 38-gun american ship “chesapeake”-15 miles off boston harbor in 1813. both captains were seriously wounded.
Bounty's Bangers & Mash
two plump juicy british sausages. served w/ fried onions, mashed potatoes, vegetables & gravy. In 1787 “h.m.s. bounty” commanded by lieut. william bligh was returning to england from the pacific. mutiny broke out because of blighs tyranny & harsh treatment. bligh & 18 loyal men were sent adrift. they reached java 4,000 miles away, without loss of life, a great feat of navigation. the mutineers were later found & brought to justice.
Nelson's Cottage Pie
ground beef, vegetables, & onions cooked in a rich spicy sauce, topped w/ mashed potatoes & baked in the oven until golden brown. served w/ vegetables. Lord nelson was without doubt britain's greatest naval hero. he commanded the 104-gun h.m.s. victory at the battle of trafalgar, defeating a superior french & spanish combined fleet. he sent the famous signal ...“england expects that every man w/ do his duty.” although the english fleet was completely victorious, nelson was mortally wounded & died the same day the 21st of october, 1805.
All sandwiches served w/ thick english cut chips or coleslaw.
John montagu, the iv earl of sandwich, placed a piece of meat between two slices of bread. This english diplomat died in 1762, not knowing how popular his sandwich was to become.
Country Cheese & Ham
Breast of Turkey
Special Grilled Turkey
Corned Beef
Grilled Cheese
Beef Dip
Bacon Sarny Sandwich
Banger in a Roll
The Great British Breakfast
Fried bread, irish bacon, eggs, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms & baked beans.
Side of Black Pudding
Ploughman's Lunch
Hunks of british cheeses, served w/ fresh crusty bread & butter, garnished w/ british pickles.
Mariner's Meal
A plump british banger, fried eggs, baked beans & english thick cut chips. A long-time favourite of seamen when they disembarked from a long voyage. Sausage, egg & chips has become a staple for many a weary traveller.
Crow's Nest
Beans on toast topped w/ two eggs. A favourite of the powder monkey kids press ganged to load the cannons on warships.
Beans on Toast
British heinz beans on toast. The all time favourite snack of young & old.
Sausage Rolls
British pork sausage wrapped in flaky pastry. Served hot or cold.
Scotch Egg
hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs & deep fried. Served hot or cold.
English Bacon
English Banger
Fish Piece of Cod
Baked Beans
Mushy Peas
Sliced Tomatoes
Curry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sticky Toffee Pudding
English Sherry Trifle
Spotted Dick
Fruits of the Forest Pie
Apple Pie
Rhubarb Crumble
Bread & Butter Pudding
Chocolate Cake
Mango Cheesecake
Cup of Custard
Have a Real “Cuppa” Tea!
Pot of Tea
Iced Tea
Soda Water
Ginger Ale
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to a friendly busy pub on a cool Wednesday night. The restaurant was finishing up with its early bird diners. Good attentive service. If you haven’t had a British Angus beef meat pie or Bangers and Mash at a reasonable price then certainly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BillD824
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Once you are tired of the usual steak houses, Asian food, Mexican food, and semi-fast food; this is the place. Great food. Just don't look for spicy, not a Brit thing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ray S
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great traditional English atmosphere. Good bar with great drinks. (Jameson Mule: must try.) The food portions are good sized. The appetizers are sizable for about two people. I didn't care for the garlic shrimp, and generally I like shrimp. It was Veterans Day and they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank misspomona
Reviewed November 10, 2018

It's always crowded so get there early or call for reservations a day ahead. We have been turned away several times because there is literally nowhere to wait for an hour. They have a large bar, but it's filled. It's as close to an authentic...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cindy F
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is a pub feel kind of restaurant. Best fish and chips and fun environment. The batter is "old school" crunchy and the tartar sauce is a wonderful compliment. Parking can be a little tough, but it's a delicious place with a "British" feel.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Stntplr
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a little slice of the UK, stop in at the olde ship (in Fullerton) and strike up a conversation over a tasty pint and some chips with curry.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BrianS3399
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This pub does give you a feel of the pubs in England a bit. They have amazingly tasty cottage pie and great beer! Love this place!!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank e F
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

An expected find in the sea of burgers and Mexican inspired food chains. A bit off the beaten track and don’t be put off by the decor (dark & gloomy) as a good selection of Scottish & English beers, such as belhaven. Menu will look...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Laurel_265
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

When we walk into The Old Ship we like to think that we are walking into a London Pub. The service has always been friendly and efficient. The decor is darkish, busy, and just right. Of course there are the brews, English ales and many...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank byronh891
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The Olde Ship is not far from downtown Fullerton plus it has a small parking lot behind the restaurant (with a rear entry) if you miss out on street parking. The interior approximates a pub in one section and a dining area in another area....More

Date of visit: February 2018
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