The Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross - pub details
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Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse
- Food served, Real ale
- Credit cards accepted, Function room for hire
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|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.|
theinnspectre.com - 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
|An unusual pub in that it is split in to two completely separate halves which is apparently unique in London according to the sign outside. Not only that, but they are not even next to each other but opposite with an alleyway in between. Apparently one has always been a pub (the one on the left, as you approach the shopping arcade under the station) whilst the other was at one time a delicatessen which the pub expanded in to when it closed.|
We went in the original half, which was quite attractive with hanging baskets outside. Inside it’s more or less a reverse L-shape with the base of the “L” having a pale wood floor and a plasma up in the corner which was showing a sporting fixture, although this was not too intrusive. The remainder of the pub was carpeted and the walls were mostly dark wood panelling with plenty of large patterned mirrors and a few black and white portrait photos on. There were large windows at the front with red drape curtains and some further wood partitioning with etched glass.
The menu was a fairly decent looking “pub grub” affair with options such as Ham Egg & Chips, Fish & Chips, a couple of curries, etc., mostly priced at around the £9 - £10 mark. There were also a number of bar snacks such as Scotch Eggs and a Pork Pie. My Chicken & Coconut Curry came with lemongrass, chilli, coriander and peanuts and seemed to be a Thai Green variety in all but name and was a decent and tasty dish with a generous portion of curry and an Indian Flatbread. Slightly less successful was a rather small portion of Mozzarella Bruschetta which seemed expensive at £6.50 considering the size.
Beers on tap were all from Hall & Woodhouse with their Firkin Fox, Tanglefoot, Sussex Draught and Badger. The solitary cider was Stowford Press which makes a pleasant change from the sweeter varieties that seem to be generally served around these parts.
Blackthorn - 12 Feb 2013 19:25
|Nice pleasant pub with a decent choice of ales. King & Barnes Sussex Bitter in good order. Didn't eat but food looked good. Friendly staff. Worth a visit. 7/10|
ng10 - 27 Jan 2013 15:02
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