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The Ship Aground, Bermondsey, SE1

33 Wolseley Street
Phone: 02072373314
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Ship Aground

There was still no real ale on here when I visited on Thursday lunchtime - although there were four handpumps on the bar counter three of them had clips reversed (couldn't see what they were for) and it looked as if they had been that way for some time. John Smith's, at £1.60 for a half, was the best bet. Also there was no sign of menus or food.

This is essentially a single room pub in that any barriers between the different rooms have long gone, but a connected room back to the right of the bar counter looks like it would once have been a snug, or perhaps a private bar. Although this a traditional pub with no airs or graces on show, it was obviously clean and well maintained on my visit. Furnishings are very traditional, comprising metal-framed rectangular tables, banquette seating round the sides, plus some normal chairs. A really nice touch is the red carpet featuring a ship motif, and the ledges behind the banquette seating all have some darts trophies on them, as well as some potted plants. There's a bit of outside seating at the front of the pub.

This is clearly a locals' pub serving the surrounding Dickens Estate. It's good to see these basic pubs still surviving, but in all honesty I can't see me paying a return visit unless I hear that they've put a decent ale on.

On 4th January 2013 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2575 recommendations about 2493 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Ship Aground

Quite an attractive exterior, which looks more Bromley than Bermondsey and seems rather out of place between the old warehouses and the ex-London County Council housing blocks near Dockhead fire station. However, once inside, you find a very traditional two-bar boozer. Some patio seating at the front. Several interesting decorative features, including the special carpet, various local photos and a multi-coloured glazed canopy above the bar. Four disused handpumps, so had to resort to a quick pint of John Smiths Extra Cold (£3.10). Overall, had a friendly atmosphere so worth an extra point despite the beer 'choice'.

On 16th August 2012 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6109 recommendations about 6109 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Bridge, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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18th Oct 2014, 08:05
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17th Oct 2014, 19:27
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 June 2017 by Tris C
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