Welcome to Holborn’s best kept secret...

The Ship Tavern is a classic British tavern with first floor dining room situated on the edge of the tranquil Lincoln's Inn Fields. The Ship is steeped in history, and has been part of the Holborn scene since 1549. Offering great British pub classics paired with quaffable real ales and a wide variety of gins as well as daily specials from market suppliers. With its mahogany walls draped in candlelight and a flickering open fireplace the tranquil first-floor dining room oozes Dickensian warmth and charm.

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World Gin Festival

Explorers wanted for our World Gin festival running for the whole month of August. As well as over 65 gins available from our gin cabinet you will also be able to sample some spiffing gins from around the globe. If there is too much to choose from fear not travellers, you can also enjoy a gin "flight around the world" comprising of 4 world gins and 2 tonics with all accompaniments! We look forward to seeing you on our gin adventure!


The gin cabinet proudly boasts over 60 gins from around the globe. We feature a daily gin special board as well as monthly guest gins.

Relax with GIN & JAZZ every Sunday from 5pm with David Chandler and guests after feasting on our sumptuous Sunday lunch menu in our first floor Oak Room.

Click here to find out what exactly we have stored in our Gin Cabinet…

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