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Submitted on Wednesday, 11th December 2013
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The Ship, Lambeth, SE11

171 Kennington Road
SE11
SE11 6SF
Phone: 02077351371
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Tris C left this review about The Ship

The Ship dates from at least 1805, but I suspect that it was rebuilt at a later date in the 19th century. It was a former Watney’s house, as evinced by the Watney Combe Reid 1898 roundel atop the pole sign. The interior is plain, with a battleship grey and white colour scheme, with lemon yellow Anaglypta ceiling. The island bar features much copper pipework which looks a bit steampunk, alongside tedious green shiny glazed tiles; the bar front is wainscoted, painted brick red. There are quite ornate columns, the obligatory Corinthian capitals painted gold; furniture is conventional. It’s quite dark in here, illumination coming from an assortment of lighting styles, but also the lambent glow from a megascreen, showing unwatched football. A noisy middle-aged gang of pub crawlers was on the way out at the time of my arrival (are they in for a disappointment), remaining customers were a slightly older bunch, certainly compared to most of the customers on my mini crawl.
Ales amounted to a cider on polypin, then one unused pump and just London Brewing Co.’s London Lush at £2.25 a half and really a bit fruity for me, certainly on a chilly December night; surely this would be better suited as a Summer drink?
This place is a bit blah really. There’s little atmosphere, an emphasis on sport (which no one was watching) and a limited drinks’ selection, meaning that if I were to find myself in the area again, I’d head straight for the Dog House.

On 13th December 2021 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Ship

A fairly decent dog-friendly local just away from the tourist areas.  The front garden of this Georgian terrace has been turned into an outside seating area, screened off from the road, while the interior is described by Graham and Alan, below, and includes some impressive ornate columns where walls had previously supported the structure above.  The barmaid was very welcoming, though some of the young drunk yuppies who still haunt this area were a bit annoying.  Food was mainly pizzas, which was fine, plus some other bits and pieces at average prices.  Only one ale on, Sambrook’s Scrumdown, accompanied by Old Rosie on draught.  There was a large selection of overpriced craft beers: Beavertown Neck Oil and Lupus, Holy Hand Grenade, Pressure Drop’s Tambourine Mountain and Siren’s Suspended in Rakau, plus a craft lager, Fizzy Bubbly from Tiny Rebel.  Why on Earth do they have to come up with these ridiculous names? There was also a fridge full of bottles and cans of various beers.   I’d be happy to drop back in next time I’m in the area. 

On 27th March 2020 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Ship

Nice locals pub and quite cosy.James Brown on the sound system.Three cask beers from Butcombe,Adnams and my Marstons -61 deep which was okay.not bad

On 13th April 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Elephant & Castle, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ship, SE11
13th Dec 2021, 18:15
Review submitted by Tris C
 
27th Mar 2020, 07:52
Review submitted by E TA

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 24 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays 7.00pm. - last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 December 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes - Polypins. - last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Level access but no toilets - last updated 04 October 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 December 2021 by Tris C
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