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The Old Ship Public House

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££ - £££, British,
Lock Hill, Maldon CM9 4RX, England
01621 85415
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible29%
Travellers talk about
“meat sauce” (2 reviews)
“cod and chips” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lock Hill, Maldon CM9 4RX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

2  Thank amymariewolden1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 49Michael49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Have been here for snacks and drinks before but this was the first time we stopped for a meal and it certainly wont be the last. Large portions and very tasty.

Thank Neal192
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Awful place rude staff- avoid. Very nice pub with helpful staff and nice food opposite. Large car park behind jolly sailor with many outside tables.

1  Thank te302018
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here for a glass of wine and a cider, nearly £10 later we come out into the sun to realise the rose was cloudy and off, clearly had been open for far to long and the service, well someone should send in an...More

1  Thank Carly May S
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Very busy and very warm weather. Good lunch. Had to wait a while to be served at the bar, but worth the wait. The staff worked so hard. Thank you

Thank patriciasmith1848
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Oh my word what a shambles. Quite clearly none of the staff want to be there. I’ve never felt such an inconvenience. The sooner someone with a bit of enthusiasm and gumption takes control the better.

5  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We went to the Old Ship for lunch this week, 4 people. The average food was spoilt by the surroundings. The staff were working hard and the food came with 30 minutes although there were only 3 other tables being used. The table mats were...More

7  Thank PeterG9883
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We walked with our dog along the canal this morning and on the way back stopped at The Ship for a coffee. They were advertising coffee and muffin so we decided to go for that. Mistake, the coffee was awful as were the muffins. My...More

6  Thank sjh796
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly
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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