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The Old Ship Public House

) #70 of 79 Restaurants in Maldon $$ - $$$ , British,
Lock Hill, Maldon CM9 4RX, England
01621 85415
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible28%
Travelers talk about
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Lock Hill, Maldon CM9 4RX, England
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm really surprised to read the poor reviews , the pub has not changed in years but the food is still very good and large portions. My ham ploughmans was lovely and my partners chilli jacket was also delicious. Service slow but it was very...More

1  Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the "barman" previously mentioned is still wearing his filthy jogging bottoms, smoking among food-eating customers while collecting glasses, and even blew his nose onto the ground "footballer-style" just by our table where we were eating. Disgusting. And please do not call me "mate"! I...More

Thank BirdieGirl001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has gone down hill should be a little gold mine with its location. Food was average,bar staff smoking and spitting as he collected glasses and plates and as previous review dressed in tracksuit bottoms....although older lady behind bar was dressed nicely as you...More

Thank Jaaad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped to heybridge for a day out on the May bank holiday, Lovely weather and this pub wasn't too busy at all which was great! had a couple of ciders out on the sea wall in the sunshine.

Thank hbailey24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub shows so much promise from the outside, the type of pub to while away the day looking at the lovely surroundings. However, things change when you go inside as it is sadly neglected and dirty. The menus were the stickiest I have ever...More

Thank Sue037
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Oh dear! A few years ago this was a good pub. Now the landlord (possibly new) seems to have a passing interest in its upkeep. The location of the pub should mean that it is a veritable gold mine what with the views of the...More

Thank JDAllstar
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

the pub is the grottiest pub ive ever seen, toilets hadn't been cleaned for months and by the looks of it neither has the staff or the actual pub including the "deep fried menus" which had lots of grease and hairs on. never go here...More

Thank Danny W
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The food was quite good but over priced for a pub. The tables were sticky, needed a good clean, the laminated menus were old and smuggy and need replacing. The staff should be clean and smartly dress, not jogging bottoms and scruffy shorts for the...More

Thank jgowlett
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic A***** food yes had to wait for food but that's what to expect when food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. None of this preheated stuff that you can get in the other area of the basin. Had Mussels to start WOW well...More

Thank pandora1top
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Had a coronation baguette for lunch (came with salad and crisps) which was OK but nothing special for £7.10. Yes the view is nice, but there were several issues with cars coming at each other from opposite sides and a dustcart reversing round the building....More

Thank reallywrenchit
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I think you should have put a picture of the poo on the website.....this is just disgusting and the other pub is pretty naasty there too.
July 9, 2016|
Response from Tony-Greedy | Reviewed this property |
DUH, I'm just a punter not the owner!!
Can you reserve a table outside for a meal?
May 25, 2016|
Response from barnsleybulldog | Reviewed this property |
Why on earth would anyone want to? Best thing that can be done for this place is to refer it to Environmental Health Officers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lock Hill, Maldon CM9 4RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: 01621 85415
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