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Ship and Shovell
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Address: 1-3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 5PH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 864) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Charing Cross (0.1 miles), Embankment (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.1 miles), London Waterloo (0.6 miles), London Waterloo East (0.7 miles)

Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse

Pub facilities/features:
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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 189 users)
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user reviews of the Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross

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Ship and Shovell, The Strand: A pub of two halves - quite literally. The Charing Cross side is the larger, more open and redder of the two edifices, and maybe the more sociable too. Embankment side is more intimate, riven with snugs, and has one of the smallest bars I've ever had the privilege of being served from; there is an upstairs, however, so it terms of floor-space maybe there's not so much to choose between them. And then there's the space that separates these respective enclaves – Craven Passage – a sort of physical intermediary where people gather around upended barrels to drink, talk, maybe smoke. 9/10.
TheKindnessOfTrees - 24 Oct 2014 19:28
A wonderful pub. Great beer and excellent staff and service. In my view there are only two decent pubs in the Charing Cross area: The Ship and Shovell and The Harp,
Boyne - 15 Jul 2014 09:35
The Ship and Shovell is a lovely old boozer. It's popular with office types keen to drink their work woes away and it's a hit with tourists too - they just can't resist a traditional British pub right in the heart of London and who can blame them. Good choice of real ales such as Badger, Firkin Fox, Tanglefoot and Sussex Best. On my visit, a couple of persistant punters from Down Under were trying to charm their way into the barmaid's down under, without success. It has to be said, the staff are friendly and know their stuff. You get two pubs for the price of one with the Ship and Shovell, it's well worth a visit. Getting home should be a breeze, you can stagger to either Charing Cross station or Embankment underground. - 15 Apr 2013 22:14
Nice pint of Firkin Fox. Pleasant surroundings and friendly atmosphere.
covman45 - 22 Feb 2013 12:35
Tanglefoot in good fettle and the food, had the fish and chips top notch.
Vanguard50024 - 20 Feb 2013 17:48

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