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The Old Ship, Limehouse, E14

17 Barnes Street
E14 7NW
Phone: 02077911301
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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
[User has posted 80 recommendations about 78 pubs]

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Old Ship

Although this is not a Greene King pub, it had on GKIPA (£1.65 a half) and Old Golden Hen. I didn't see a menu, but under a clear plastic container behind the bar was a selection of rolls - I recognised cheese and beef. Classic 70s - you don't see that sort of thing very often (at least not in London).

The main room as you enter is bare-boarded with what look like original boards, has an exposed brickwork faced bar counter, and of course there are model ships all over the place. They clearly don't believe in chairs here, as the only seating seems to be stools; tall ones at the bar, and small round ones everywhere else. Not good for anyone with a dodgy back. There's a small carpetted room up a step on the left, with more stools and standard tables, as well as a bit of outside seating out at the front on the pavement.

Free wi-fi is advertised, plus the Old Ship "cabaret", featuring such appealing and magnificently named acts as Maisie Trollette and Saucy Sophie. Sounds great fun! I also saw a sign advertising something called "open mic night", which I suppose must be a bit like karaoke.

On 18th April 2014 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Old Ship

The Old Ship is a nice looking pub that is on the opposite corner of a small square to the Queens Head.
Once inside there is a single room which is oblong in shape and fairly small,this room runs the width of the pub,the floor is bare boarded and the seating was small round tables and stools,there was a small area up a slight step to the left,this area had a couple of fruit machines and a table and stools.
There was a local radio on for backgrond music,but it was a talk in during my visit.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of GK IPA which was a decent enough drink,the other beer was Gk Old Golden Hen.
A pool table is avertised both insdide and outside the pub,but i did not see it.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 19/2/2014

On 19th February 2014 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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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
5th Apr 2017, 16:07
Review submitted by Lester Ford
14th Jun 2014, 21:19
Picture submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes - Open mic night. - last updated 18 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 June 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 February 2014 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 April 2014 by Rex Rattus
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