Welcome to The Ship

Famous for 17th-century dock workers and deck hands who worked there

You will find The Ship in Talbot Court London within a short stroll of Monument Tube, Gracechurch Street and Eastcheap - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A Unique City Centre Pub with a Rich History

The Ship has a long history, standing on the site of a former coaching inn known as The Talbot, which took its name from a type of hunting dog. Razed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 our pub was rebuilt and renamed 'The Ship' because of the dock workers and deckhands that then drank here. We are near The Monument to the Great Fire that helped give rise to our 'new' name.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites


The Ship is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us


Call The Ship on 020 7929 3903.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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