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The Ship & Whale, Rotherhithe, SE16

2 Gulliver Street
SE16
SE16 7LT
Phone: 02072377072
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Quinno _ left this review about The Ship & Whale

A survivor in the 1980s dockside regeneration area. Run by Sheps, it looks fairly attractive from the outside but inside has been opened out and feels rather rattly and lacks atmosphere. Not without some charm though, the varnished board floor is actually rather good in context whilst the red walls and bottle green ceiling is a decent combination but the lack of light makes it feel a bit gloomy. Some old black and white pics of the old dock adorn the walls. Six pumps with just two ales on, Whitstable Pale and a musty Spitfire (NBSS 2, just), served up by smiling, demure barmaid. Lots of reserved takes on a Sunday afternoon, drinkers are confined to either the garden or the fairly pleasant window bench. Couldn’t really warm to this one, unfortunately. 5.5

On 1st November 2019 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about The Ship and Whale

A Shepherd Neame pub located close to the river Thames walkway. A smart interior as described below with a beer garden at the rear. Real ale and food served.

On 1st November 2012 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Ship and Whale

The name of this pub is obviously a reference to the erstwhile industry of the nearby Greenland Dock. It was probably once a basic and no doubt seedy backstreet boozer, but no longer so. It’s been given a thoroughly modern makeover, with modern replica bare boards, some re-cycled church pews, normal but solid wooden tables with normal chairs, and some sofas on the right with what looked like an old sea chest doing duty as a low table. The window ledges sport a few tastefully and deliberately placed tall candles. The pub is larger than it looks from the outside, with the main room an L shape with the bar counter on the right. It looks as if the room at the back on the left might be the result of an extension, but I’m not sure of that.
It’s a Shepherd Neame house, with Kent’s Best and Spitfire on during my visit on Saturday afternoon. The Kent’s Best was a decent pint, and at a fairly reasonable price of £3.25 a pint. There was one couple eating, and although I didn’t see a traditional printed menu, a chalkboard on the back wall advertised a handful of dishes – e.g. butternut squash soup at £4.05, and whitebait with aioli sauce at £5.95.
I found this pub to be a bit impersonal and minimalist for my taste, like many madeover pubs that I’ve seen over the years that have lost their original unique character. But it’s nonetheless a good pub even it doesn’t match up to my personal ideal, being clean and well maintained. It dished out a decent pint of Kent’s Best for a reasonable price, and if you like this sort of pub it represents a good example of the type.

On 28th February 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Surrey Quays, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Rotherhithe, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Canada Water, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship & Whale, SE16
1st Nov 2019, 19:01
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved
 
1st Nov 2019, 15:23
Web Link submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Shepherd Neame. - last updated 18 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
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