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Ok little corner pub. Only ale available was Doombar.

Blues music playing and the Vietnamese menu looked good.

Avoid between 5-7 as the obnoxious pay by card work work work tossers invade.

Good service.
Tuna - 17 Jun 2015 23:03
One of the more interesting looking pubs in the area. Nice collection of nautical nick nacks. Think the girl serving me was in training was told by the more experienced one not to pour the Peroni to the top of the glass. For £5.20, I expect my cup to overfloweth
Mappiman - 4 Dec 2014 21:25
Not bad but nothing to write home about. Nice pint of Doombar and a nautical flavour to it, as you might expect from the name. Pet hate of mine though; Capital Radio playing in the background
johnwarkstache - 19 Dec 2012 16:05
A cosy place, nicely decorated with lots of standing room and playing unobstrusive 80s music . Exactly what a Fitzrovia pub ought to be.
sergeanthp - 27 Oct 2011 11:28
Another pub Iíve worked within spitting distance of for 5 years and never ventured in. Took the plunge for a leaving drink and was quite pleasantly surprised, the interior is very comfortable, old fashioned (in a good way) dark wood and red decor, a real, proper pub. Itís only Bass, Bass or Bass but it was well kept and very drinkable. A definite 6.5/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 5 Aug 2011 11:32
A cosy, comfortable, homely, Victorian-era refuge. Lovely, red-bulb-lit intimate corners contrast with vistas of the BT Tower and a window on the comings-and-goings on New Cavendish Street. A rare (unique?) place to enjoy draught Bass in W1 (but only Mon-Fri). A varied clientele and friendly Irish and eastern European bar service.
SunnyGoodgeStreet - 23 Sep 2010 21:47
Dingey, gloomy corner house pub serving only a mediocre, medicinal tasting Bass on the ale front. Would not bother in future.
anonymous - 6 Sep 2010 19:44
Bass is still the only real ale available here. The interior is comfortable, with plenty of breweriana, much of it brass. Two TVs were showing a World Cup match on our Friday evening visit. Service was friendly. Nothing to write home about. But nothing particularly to dislike about it either.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jul 2010 19:04
Thereís not much that I can really add to the previous review except that there are three plasma screens, which is a lot for such a small pub. Also, along with the Bass there is a standard lager selection, Guinness and Magners on draught.

I doubt that Iíll ever return here, but I would recommend it to anyone that is a horse racing fan or maybe has a penchant for Bass.
Strongers - 17 Jun 2009 07:07
Difficult to fathom why no one has posted on this pub for nearly 2 1/2 years. After all it's not exactly difficult to get to - it's not as though it's hidden away in the Welsh mountains or on some remote Scottish island. Previous reviews are not exactly damning, either

The nearby Stags Head - which I'll be commenting on next - is just a couple of blocks away, is a less attractive pub in my view, yet has had half a dozen or so postings over the same period.

Anyway, here goes.

The Ship is a smallish, but comfortably furnished and carpeted traditional free house in that strange hinterland between Oxford Street and the Euston Road to the north.

Inside are some fine old Bass and Wenlock Brewery mirrors and a copper surrounded fireplace.

The Wenlock Brewery disappeared off the scene before I came of pub going age, being acquired by Charringtons in 1961.

Outside high up on the wall are 2 old Wenlock Brewery plaques and painted plasterwork indicating that the pub was rebuilt in 1887.

The bar has 3 handpumps, all sporting Bass pump clips. In the absence of any other pumpclips visible anywhere, I would guess that Bass is the only real ale that is ever on.

The traditional ambience and decor is marred somewhat by the presence of some neon-lit advertising signs above the bar, advertising various lagers such as Rolling Rock and Labatts, which I felt looked a bit tacky and out of place.

There's many pots and pans and implements hanging from the ceiling, which add a bit of character and interest, but do give the pub a slightly cluttered feel.

On my early evening visit, there were a mix of locals watching the horse racing and other punters, who presumably work locally ( BBC House is close by, I think )

The presence of a very large notice in the window indicating that no money is kept on the premises overnight looks a bit foreboding, but is probably explained by the pub not being open at weekends.

If you're passing by, it's probably worth popping in ( not weekends though!), despite the absence of any choice on the real ale front
JohnBonser - 1 May 2009 09:56
Hated this place. Booze prices were Scandanavian. However it did seem to be popular with some of my colleagues who used it as a meeting room. Zoe Ball used to be a regular. Closed at weekends.
WaitorseBoyz - 7 Dec 2006 10:07
Nice quirky little pub. Bass is the only beer on tap but is always in excellent condition. What more do you need?
TheBeerMonkey - 2 Jun 2006 15:05
This is a lovely, immaculately clean, family-owned place. Expecting it to be packed with folks on a Friday night is unfair. It fills a niche and does it well.
BeerBlaster - 5 Apr 2006 16:24
A pretty bad pub. No ales (apart from Bass) and a shocking interior - way too much going on. I guess most of the local pub-goers agree - this pub was dead on a Friday night when all the others were spilling onto the streets. Meant that I got served quickly though..
stevenk - 3 Apr 2006 13:41
really nice - reasonably pried - with caffreys on tap - my favorite beer. nice of an evening or in the after noon - more expensive than a sma smith's pub though. food is a bit rank to.
tom_coombs - 12 Mar 2005 14:54
Quiet apart form the Abba cd playing in the background. Beers pricey and staff a bit naff. Reminds you your pubs have changed and gone up market. Plenty of better places around that are better.
Jimmy the K - 24 Sep 2004 13:46
Lovely Pub, the landlord and his wife pour an excellent pint of Guiness. Clean and quiet.
Les Nelson - 27 Aug 2004 12:30
not bad at all, a bit small though, and only Bass on. Bass the beer, not the thumping kind. There's nothing wrong with soft rock!
Pauly - 12 Dec 2003 13:11
Oh, and if you wanna listen to Caliafornication in its entirety because the staff can't be bothered to mix it up, go there. On Tuesday 22nd July 2003. Otherwise they may be playing something else.
Christ, I'm quite pissed. Sorry,
Ruby - 23 Jul 2003 00:22
One of the worst pubs ive ever frequented. Tatty, pricey and plays soft rock music. Avoid like the plague.
Jimmy - 23 Apr 2003 13:20

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