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The Ship Public House

££ - £££, British,
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
+44 1245 265961
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“potato skins” (3 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been an occasional visitor to this pub for almost 50 years and it has always been a busy place. There is a good choice of ales which most of the time are in good condition. A good place to meet friends with lots...More

Thank invisible2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleased to report that Bananasplitgate is now history and this menu-topping dessert has been rightfully restored to the original format. Love this pub! (Do try the mixed grill!)

Thank Teutonic67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel for the weekend of v festival due to us camping last year and with England weather being the way it was , we thought we would be classy this year & have a roof over our head. The pubs b&b was...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A traditional style comfortable venue with intimate booths and alcoves. Reminds me of the old London pubs situated on the street corners. Liked the brass footrail around the bar. Conveniently located for the railway and bus stations. Pleasant, presentable staff. Good varied menu. Would be...More

Thank gsmiley475
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Ship is a good pub. Let’s be clear about that. It serves a great selection of drinks and food and the staff are generally a happy bunch. And I’m very well aware of the ‘change or die’ business philosophy, but I’m also a fan...More

2  Thank Teutonic67
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Abit small foods nice tho staff seem nice.... Really small weird layout gets really packed and stuffy.....

Thank gennywenny
Reviewed 1 June 2017

NB. This is a review of the pub's B&B facilities. Rabbit warren of rooms, up and down stairs to get to your room, which although clean-ish was not ensuite, had blinds that didn't work, and no replenishing of coffee etc. The coffee itself was only...More

Thank BobIvey633
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Good beef roast served with flair.The stew, lamb roast nice and tangy. Food served hot and aesthetically arranged.Very friendly service. Hygenic and clean surroundings although it is on the Broomfield Main Road..

Thank Chandra F
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Staying in Chelmsford for a few days and fancied a pint. Full pub at 6.00 pm - so its got to be good. Enjoyed my pint - ordered food; which was far superior to normal pub food.. Ordered Salmon fish of the Day. Best salmon...More

Thank Aubrey C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very nice interior with good beer selections and menu. We stopped here for lunch while walking around Chelmsford near our hotel. The food and service was very good. We will return!

Thank Dinah P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 265961
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We are a traditional family run town pub for three generation. Serving delicious homemade food, prepared from the freshest most local produce. Our menu is varied and extensive with specials changed daily. We have six real ales, craft beers and a good selection of lagers. Our staff are friendly and welcoming, we are open all day.
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