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The Old Ship, Maldon

Heybridge Basin
Postal town: Maldon
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Ship

Opposite the tidal lock that connectes the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation to the Blackwater Estuary the location is wonderfully interesting for salty sea dogs like myself.The pub itself is quite basic but homely with an open plan interior winding around a three sided bar.To the left is a darts board,a flatscreen with the rugby on at low volume,while to the right are large plate glass windows allowing great views over the coast.It gets very popular with visitors when the weather is good and ,although I didn't eat,plenty of others were from a hearty looking pub grub menu on chalkboards to one side.It appears there are three rugular real ale in Doom Bar,Adnams Broadside and Mighty Oak Maldon Gold,the latter in very decent shape.It's family run and the service was polite and cheerful,and I expect at quieter times a good pub atmosphere would prevail.The furniture is well worn ,there are no pretentions here.
Outside there are wooden benches at the lock side which is a great place to drink al fresco ,the surrounding area is popular with dog walkers ,and the interior is very dog friendly.
I enjoyed my trip and would use it again when in the area.

On 16th February 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2202 recommendations about 2202 pubs]

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john mcgraw left this review about The Old Ship

Food oriented pub in a good walking area on the banks of the Blackwater river.Broadside on tap.

On 24th February 2007 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2044 recommendations about 2025 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Witham (Essex), 7.35 miles, 2 hr 21 min walk (show)
North Fambridge, 8.32 miles, 2 hr 40 min walk (show)
Althorne, 10.26 miles, 3 hr 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Ship, Heybridge Basin
4th Aug 2017, 17:47
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4th Aug 2017, 15:49
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 February 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 February 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 February 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 February 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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