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The Ship

#3,952 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
British, Pub, Gastropub
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171 kennington Road, London SE11 6SF, England
+44 20 7735 1371
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've had plenty of Sunday roasts here which I always enjoy. The staff are very friendly and good with children. The interior decor is traditional and welcoming. The pub has a great selection of beers and the quality of the drinks is excellent. I recently had the pork chop, which was big and delicious! Highly recommend.

Thank 30somethinginLondon
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped by on Easter Sunday to have a roast. Arrived at about half twelve to find the pub quite empty, however it did not feel gloomy as there was some pleasant background music. Ordered the nut roast which was extremely tasting and filling, the beers on tap were also good. The vegetarian option comes with a very fluffy Yorkshire pudding,... More 

Thank manatiku
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went to the Ship for a late roast last Sunday evening. We've been keen to support and recommend this venue as it has gradually become a much welcome addition to the pub offer in Kennington. Last Sunday evening was wet and windy and we weren't surprised to find the pub pretty quiet at 7.45. But we were pleased to find... More 

Thank Martin T
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were staying for the weekend nearby with our three children and decided to try The Ship for dinner on a Saturday. We were happy to find it filled with families and couples at 5:45 and loved the card and board games available to play. The menu was great, we loved the food, service very attentive, and atmosphere could not... More 

Thank Melissa R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon Sunday roast, the Ship has a good selection of beer, great/massive roasts (Chicken/Lamb/Pork/Beef/Nut) plus a pub cat. All good

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is the archetypal London pub with delicious food. Is there anything more? Well OK it is a handsome building; extraordinarily located 32 minutes from the Coliseum walking and 25 minutes from Borough Market.

1 Thank AuntEatDrinkLunn
Winnipeg, Canada
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855 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a fine, unpretentious local pub. It offer a pretty interesting, and well prepared menu, and a very solid range of good beers. It is one of many similar establishments that London is fortunate enough to boast, and one of the staples that makes the UK capital such a joy to visit.

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came to The Ship as jet lagged travelers from the USA. We were shown an excellent menu and the person in charge made suggestions. The meal was made complete by a visit from the Pub cat, Mao (Chairman "Mow"). This place is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood, I will return.

Thank Danecounty
Newport, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited here for a quick bite at lunchtime. Hard to get a feel of the place so my rating may not be as good as it should as the place was practically empty with three other customers. It was lunchtime 1.10 pm so thought there may well be others in attendance. Was met by a pleasant member of stafff who... More 

1 Thank Peter W
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Perfect location to stay for a hen do, separate rooms but all together and interlinking. 20 of us stayed and it was brilliant. Didn't get told off for making noise. Food was average when we ate in the pub and it sold lots of wines but no rum and that's where it lost the star. Not the best place to... More 

Thank Elise P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 kennington Road, London SE11 6SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7735 1371
Come a join us for a drink or a bite to eat in our traditional London pub situated on the Kennington Road (only a 5 minutes walk from the Imperial War Museum). Try one of our many real ales and settle yourself down in an armchair with a newspaper or if you're feeling peckish, then why not book our 8 seater round captain's table for a delicious meal with friends

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?