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The Ship, Chelmsford

18 Broomfield Road
Phone: 01245265961
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Ship

Greene King corner pub with a nautical theme. The carpeted interior is certainly quite cosy. It was already fairly busy on our Friday morning visit to the town. Some were clearly here for an early lunch.

Greene King IPA & Abbot are regular beers here. But they do now tend to offer something from Bishop Nick. On this occasion, it was a ruby beer called Respect. A further guest beer was St Austell Tribute.

On 13th October 2020 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Ship

Another back street pub in this part of town, this one is run by Greene King and presents itself as a smart pub with a slight emphasis on food. The pub has a U-shaped layout and is carpeted throughout, with the corner entrance taking you into a plushly appointed room with the L-shaped servery directly opposite, following the shape of the room. There is plenty of traditional dark wood panelling and a lot of very comfortable, well upholstered banquettes along the left hand wall, which has been split into a series of partly screened booths of sorts, each topped with pillars which have rope wound around them. This is part of a wider nautical theme which includes a set of sailor's lockers in a separate area beyond the bar to the rear left, battered old suitcases in a luggage rack, port holes and other such items. A centrally positioned fireplace serves both of the left hand rooms and as you move past the bar you find a number of smartly presented tables and chairs under the front windows, with additional comfy seating at the far end in the right section of the pub. Various black and white photos line the walls, there were several TV screens showing live football and pop music played quite loudly throughout my Saturday afternoon visit, possibly from the juke box I spotted to the front of the pub. There is a good value menu offering dishes throughout the day and I enjoyed a very hearty ham, egg and chips, served to me by a friendly barmaid.
For a Greene King pub, the ale range is pretty encouraging, with Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale and London Glory supplemented by Belhaven & Orkney Kittiwake, Bootleg Twisted Groove and Beartown Bearly Literate. I tried a pint of the Twisted Groove for £4.00 and thought it was a very well kept pint which slipped down nicely with my meal.
This is a pretty decent back street pub, of the sort you could quite happily bring your friends and family too without anyone feeling out of place. I found the beer and welcome to be very good and enjoyed the slightly quirky nautical stylings. Greene King certainly have some good pubs nowadays, offering more than just the same old beers and this is definitely one of their better ones - well worth keeping in mind when exploring the surrounding area.

On 27th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Ship

This is a fairly large pub on the edge of the town centre, internally nowadays a single elongated staple shape with a squint ended boarded bar. The pub is full of ship related and general maritime paraphernalia, the bar has a central feature of a ship's wheel surrounded by stained glass with a US Navy brass divers' helmet next to it. Framed prints of ships in sail, ropes wrapped around pillars, a stuffed albatross and a wall of small drawers carrying seaman's names all caught my eye. Other décor includes a nice old Ridley's brewery mirror with the pub name inlaid plus some decent wood panelling.
Comfortable with regular seating and a patterned red carpet, the place was pretty busy on my Saturday lunchtime visit, lots of people eating from the fairly priced regular pub grub menu. The barman was friendly, engaging and switched on, knowing who was waiting and I noticed keeping an eye on some ladies' bags when they went out for a smoke.
This is a Greene King pub but one with a guest ale policy, they had on IPA, Abbot and Molecule of Life (?) from the host brewery plus Landlord, Joules Slumbering Monk and Harviestown Bitter and Twisted.
I liked it here, one of those pubs you feel instantly at home in, worth a visit if in Chelmsford.

On 1st May 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Chelmsford, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Ingatestone, 6.7 miles, 2 hr 9 min walk (show)
Hatfield Peverel, 6.86 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship, Chelmsford
13th Oct 2020, 11:53
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
27th Sep 2017, 21:03
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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