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The Ship, Dartford - pub details


Address: 92 Dartford Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 3ER [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31353) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dartford (0.9 miles), Crayford (1 mile), Slade Green (1.6 miles)

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I used to live in Dartford and this Pub is still the same as it was in 1983 , only serves Courage Best which until recently was under �2 a pint . Always great beer, no food only Bar snacks , lots of interesting pictures of Ships with local connections . Same Landlandy and Landlord ( Pam & Tony ) for over 20 years - Must see if you like a Trad local
gphillman - 23 Apr 2009 15:53
Situated on the main road half way between Crayford and Dartford, this small Courage pub is one of the last in a dying breed of locals that have all but disappeared. The current building dates from 1891 but records exist of an earlier pub, intriguingly called the Jolly Lawyer although there are no apparent legal connections within the immediate area. The Ship is very much a quaint old fashioned place with little in common with its recently departed brash neighbour the Bird In Hand. Here there are no juke boxes, fruit machines, big screens or pool tables, just a a good old fashioned family feel and welcome amongst people who prefer enjoyable company and conversation to karaoke. The moment you walk through the door you will either be greeted by the landlady or more probably, the lovable dog, usually with one of its toys gripped firmly in the jaws. This is very much the sort of pub that doesn�t change hands for decades. The interior is divided into 2 small bars, the front bar with its worn bare wooden floor and basic furnishings. The walls are covered with all kinds of nautical oddments � photos, clocks, charts, models etc. Even the door to the loos has a porthole and the toilets are designated as Sailors and Wrens. The private areas are labelled Captains Quarters. Beyond the bar is another small room with large rug and display case wth yet more bautical bits and pieces. The whole place is quaintly old fashioned with dated flocked wallpaper, tongue and grooved ceilings and panelling. There is not a large choice of beers and they don't always have the pump clips on even if they are available so best to ask. There were 3 pumps but I believe they only sell Courage Best albeit it was in excellent condition when I came here previouisly. They also do a draught mild which is a bit of a rarity in the area. I recall years ago playing darts here although it seems impossible given the size of the place. An absolutely charming and friendly pub that I really should have made more use of over the years.
RogerB - 16 Dec 2007 13:23

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