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Address: 68, Borough Rd, Southwark, London, SE1 1DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3570) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Borough (0.2 miles), Elephant and Castle (0.4 miles), Southwark (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Elephant & Castle (0.4 miles), London Bridge (0.7 miles), London Waterloo East (0.7 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 50 users)
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user reviews of the Ship, Borough

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5 most recent reviews of 45 shown - see all reviews

The Pub recently reopened; which was good news. However, the selection of beer is poor. If you like beer, No cold dark beer, no wheat beer. Just a choice of two bottled lagers. The Trinity, 5 minutes to the North and the Duke of York 3 minutes to the South both have cold bottled dark ale and wheat beer etc. when asked about other beer types in the Ship the staff did not even know what it was. Avoid. Not a good pub
Offwil - 5 Aug 2023 11:36
First time visit - and last. Disappointing for a Fuller's pub. London Pride very dull tasting. Too many tables with 'reserved' notices on them - at 5.30 on a Tuesday. Bartender thought he was in a club or hipster joint rather than a pub. Was probably once a good local boozer, now doesn't know whether it's trying to be slightly trendy for the craft and wine brigade, or still wanting to accommodate local beer drinkers.
alebarry - 5 Feb 2020 12:45
My first ever visit to this Fullers pub on a Wednesday afternoon.

The Ship is a pub I have been meaning to tick since 2013 but hadn't got round to it, so after a meeting in the local area it was a good opportunity.

A friendly barmaid greets me as I approach the bar. There are 5 hand pumps offering 4 different Fullers ales. These are London Pride, ESB, Seafarers & Chiswick Bitter. The Pride is on 2 pumps.

I choose a pint of Chiswick and it’s very good, well kept and refreshing.

The pub is more than half full with a mix of locals and workers. There is football and racing on the television screens in the front bar with the back bar area being a little more quiet.

I sit at the bar with my pint watching and listening the locals.

The Ship appears to be very much a community pub aswell as being a favourable place to watch sport with lots of up coming football and rugby games advertised.

I may return and there’s a few pubs in the area that I haven’t been in so The Ship could be part of a crawl soon.
lezford - 10 Feb 2015 10:11
Fullers pub about midway between Borough and Elephant & Castle tube stations. CAMRA seem to rate this pub fairly highly. It's in the current Good Beer Guide and I noticed that they host branch meetings here. It has a nice enough interior with plenty to keep you occupied, including TVs and board games. Lighting is just about right and service was good. Ales are limited to Fullers - Pride, HSB, ESB & Chiswick. But a reasonable pub as Fullers pubs go.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2015 19:41
Great pub in every way, well run by Mike.
nickthefish - 9 Dec 2013 20:55

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