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Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived dripping at the door. Friendly service, great fish and chips and decent mug of tea. The Malden gold went down well with himself. Sat in the window with the view across the estuary, shame about the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020

Greeted at door by a sweaty man in a T-shirt & shorts, asked to sit in window seat, told that it was only for a table of 4, sat down waited 10 mins to order drinks, in meantime another couple came in and were sat...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020

Not been for a while due to the Covid situation but on a nice late summer day we fancied a bite to eat so visited. Orders taken at the door and very quick service. Superb bacon and brie baquette and my wifes Tuna one was...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020

Our family held a wake for Mum at The Old Ship the Staff went above and beyond for our family and friends. Dad was so impressed with EVERYTHING and asked me to review on his behalf which I am more than happy to do for...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020

Lovely pub, great food, perfect location overlooking the lock and a real working seaside outlook. We go there regularly at weekends and if the tide is up we sit and watch the pleasure boats from the Canal transfer through the Sea lock into the basin...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

brilliant pub nice food staff are so friendly and helpful service is fantastic and in a fantastic location

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Never in my life have I been so disappointed by a potato. £7 for a microwaved potato, dressed with Essex’s finest Poundland grated cheese. The burger was like eating cardboard, no lettuce, no sauce, no flavour. The best part was the chips - a solid...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

The food was awful. Manager refused to even help and stated the food was fine. Clearly didn’t taste it and I watched others leave their food. Tasted like oil and was awful. Waste of money and didn’t even offer to swap any of our food

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

After a lovely walk with friends, we were delighted to see this place have made such an effort to get back to some kind of "normal". Restricted number of outside tables but on a warm day, getting sat at one was great. Cold drinks, albeit...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 13 July 2020

After a lovely long walk along the towpath we called into The Old Ship for a well deserved pint. You are not allowed to enter the pub but two guys were serving the socially distanced queue very efficiently. After paying contactless we enjoyed our drinks...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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    The Old Ship is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 3
    • Atmosphere: 3