Newest Review: ... riverside pubs and with a good ability to spill out onto the riverfront and walkway is a great place to enjoy a summer beverage or two. T... more
The Ship, Hammersmith
The Old Ship (London)
Member Name: sgreenland
The Old Ship (London)
Date: 05/03/01, updated on 05/03/01 (2041 review reads)
Advantages: Reasonable food, served all day, spacious, good location
Disadvantages: Often crowded in summer
The Ship is a large establishment on the north bank of the Thames, perhaps fifteen minutes' walk west of Hammersmith Bridge. The nearest tube is Ravenscourt Park.
The pub consists of a large, modern (but no uncomfortably so) open-plan bar, with several outdoor terrace areas (some heated in winter by braziers). There is also an upstairs bar, often hired out for private functions, an upstairs terrace and plenty of space along the river wall and on the grass next to the pub itself...
The bar serves London Pride and several other bitters on draught, lagers and the full range of tap-flow beers. It has a respectable wine list, and a vast range of speciality vodkas (Dime Bar, anyone?). Prices are not cheap, but respectable for a bar that attracts local twenty- and thirty-somethings. A pint will set you back between £2 and £2.50.
The pub serves food all day, with several hot roasts or specials in addition to burgers, pasta and the usual staples. Again, prices are reasonable (£5-7) and portions healthy.
Summer weekends see the pub packed out, as a favourite meeting-place for locals before heading on elsewhere (or simply staying on and soaking up the sunshine). Boat Race day sees the place packed out to the rafters and beyond. But even winter evenings do not find the Ship empty, as it is a retreat from chilly walks along the banks of the river before heading home.
The Ship's size means that one can usually find space to settle down, although getting to the bar can be a bit of a crush in the summer. In short, the Ship is not one of the snug, atmospheric pubs that one can find along the river, but is a perfectly pleasant place to while away the day.
More reviews in the field of Pub / Bar National
- cringe at the corinthian
- carry on Karaoke
- Irish Pub But No Guinness
- Posh pub, posh grub.
- How to break the smoking ban liquid style!
- A blast from the past
- A Huffer Is To Essex What A Cornish Pasty Is To Cornwall!
- Keep the night life burning in Northampton!
- A free film, pint and a pose for Monday night!
- The Britannia Inn (Northampton)
- The Railway Hotel (Lytham)
- Black Bull Inn (Midlothian)
- The Crab and Dragon Pub (Camberley)
- The George Abbot (Guildford)
- Pubs in Wiltshire in general
- Pubs in West Yorkshire in general
- Pubs in Borders in general
- Pubs in Worcestershire in general
- Pubs in West Sussex in general