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The Old Ship

Lunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last Friday my husband and myself decided to have a trip out to Heybridge Basin and call into The Old Ship... what a mistake and such a disappointment. It looked in need of a good lick of paint when we approached.... but when we walked...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ritacatwoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere - nul points, Welcome - nul points, Location - 4/5 Views 4/5 Interior and decor - 2/5. Overall, they are missing a trick or two. Tidy the place up a bit and employ more engaging, welcoming staff and it could become a great little...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went for midweek lunch. Unlike others have mentioned the service was fine, but it was quite quiet. We ordered the chilli and the cod. The size of the portions was generous, but the quality was terrible. The chilli wasn't properly heated and had pieces of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cobit5
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have used this pub on and off for a number of years, about thirty or so. This must be the all time low for this once good boozer. The only good thing is the young lady who was behind the bar serving. She was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mick g
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Been here before but this was a first time for breakfast as we walked by and found them open for breakfast and it was superb. Good price and good portions. Also very pleased to say the outside had been decorated so it looks nice now...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Neal192
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We have been here many times before, it always gives a good service. A tad slow at serving, especially when they are busy, but the staff are helpful and friendly, and the food excellent - if a little pricey. On this occasion they were extremely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Lived in Heybridge many years ago and this was my local. Having decided to take a re- visit recently to see the changes with a friend. What a mistake, arrived at about mid day and stood at the bar for several mins without any ackowledgement...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank monkeyman50
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Visited the ship for some food and drinks. Took along time to get any service from the staff. There was 3 staff serving and another lady just stood drying glasses ignoring us. Then when someone she knew came in she instantly served them. We ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank amymariewolden1
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Food average, staff very friendly and hard working, nothing too much trouble. We ate inside, however chairs were very dusty and decor could do with refurbishment. Needs a good clean up. Best bit was the view from our table with was very nice of the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 49Michael49
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch today, appalling service and disgusting food. Wanted to sit outside, table dirty and evidence of gulls droppings, ask for a cloth to wipe the table and was told that the cloth couldn't clean that table. What....dusty didn't ask to have it painted!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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9 July 2016|
Response from Tony-Greedy | Reviewed this property |
DUH, I'm just a punter not the owner!!
25 May 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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