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The Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross - pub details

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 192 users)
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user reviews of the Ship and Shovell, Charing Cross

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In there Saturday lunchtime. Used the smaller pub on the LH side (coming through the arches), Beer and service excellent as usual. Looking through the windows, the larger side was very busy. A truly excellent pub and one of my top 5 in London.
Dan137 - 22 Nov 2023 11:26
A Friday night visit after an England game at Wembley. Probably more than 10 years since I’ve been here and I’ve always drank in the larger right hand pub (if coming under the arches) however on this occasion we went in the left hand bar,

Was a Harvey’s run pub on my last visit and is now owned and managed by Badger Brewery. 3 of their ales on the 4 hand pumps, I had 2 pints of First Call, both decent enough.

Busy with a wide mix of punters, no spare seats downstairs and the upstairs crow’s nest also seemed packed, this was judged by the amount of punters going up and down the stairs!

We stayed until throwing out time. Nice enough pub with decent ale.
lezford - 6 Dec 2016 13:12
Decent pub down a back passage off Villiers Street. Three beers from Hall & Woodhouse plus Harvey's Sussex Best, the latter retailing at a reasonable £3.50 per pint. Surprisingly busy on a Monday evening with a mixed but mainly male crowd. Popular with office workers and MOD types. Gents is a bit cramped. One of the better pubs in the locale.
Number11 - 7 Dec 2015 23:03
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

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