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The Old Ship, Limehouse, E14

17 Barnes Street
E14
E14 7NW
Phone: 02077911301
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Ship

Proper East End boozer, and about the only one still open in this whole area away from the riverfront. Simple, traditional furniture and generally dark inside, but noticeably cool on a sweltering hot summer day. Very compact patio yard at the back. Surprisingly had three real ales on the handpumps: Greene King IPA, Doom Bar and (thankfully) Landlord (£4.00). Basic filled rolls £2.00. With a friendly welcome, I enjoyed my brief stop here rather more than I expected.

On 27th July 2022 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Old Ship

Unsurprisingly this was originally just the Ship, the ‘Old’ adjective arriving I know not when, to a pub which dates from around 1851, still sporting its Watney Combe Reid roundel to the first floor. As is the way, this area would have been a sea of pubs until fairly recently, the Queen’s Head across the square having recently closed.
Inside and it’s very plain with a modern floor, floral wallpaper with a white ceiling, striped swag curtains, louvre blinds, a varnished bare brick bar front, mirrored bar back with a great number of bottles on optics, masses of rainbow flags, a large collection of helium filled naff mylar balloons floating above the bar (one, the head of Mickey Mouse), a DJ pulpit to the right, a raised carpeted area to the rear with games machine, a TV showing the news with the sound off, annoying aural entertainment coming courtesy of Heart FM. Furniture comprises conventional furniture, all jammed up against the front wall. Décor amounted to just a few framed prints, then masses of dreary flyers advertising drinks’ promotions. Younger and possibly heterosexual customers seemed to be occupying most of the pavement seats, what few customers indoors seemingly gravitating towards the ‘gay bear’ end of the spectrum; Ian McKellen features on the website, perhaps on the way to his Grapes down the road.
Ales amounted to one unused pump, one for Doom, a third dispensing Landlord (£2.45 a half), served by a grumpy Brummie landlord and not great (Landlord and landlord).
This is a surprisingly dull pub, though perhaps it perks up come Friday or Saturday nights, but as things stand, despite the lack of real ale, there’s much more fun to be had at the Prince Regent up the road.

On 29th June 2022 - rating: 4
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Lester Ford left this review about The Old Ship

My review is from a Saturday evening in late August with the Ship being the first pub of 3 visited in the area.

Upon entering and ordering a beer I had no idea that this was a gay pub and neither did my drinking partner…well he said he had no idea but had visited before 
3 ales on the hand pumps not a great deal of choice but the Old Golden Hen from Greene King was more than drinkable.

Music playing from the DJ based near to the bar, the pub has wooden flooring at the bar & then a carpeted seating area up a small step towards the rear.

Half empty inside with a few more punters sat the front. Nice enough pub but not for me so I doubt very much I will ever return.

On 5th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Limehouse, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Ship, E14
29th Jan 2023, 18:25
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29th Jan 2023, 18:25
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No - Rolls. - last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Cabaret. - last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 21.00. - last updated 21 February 2023 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 29 June 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
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