Old Ship Inn

2 Sylvester Path, Kingsland, London

Old Ship Inn
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9/10 from 2 user reviews

Large and loud, the Old Ship has changed for the better but kept its Hackney roots

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Address:2 Sylvester Path
Kingsland
London
E8 1EN
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Region:Kingsland
Nearest Station:Hackney Central
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:11:00 - 23:00
Tue:11:00 - 23:00
Wed:11:00 - 23:00
Thu:11:00 - 23:00
Fri:11:00 - 23:00
Sat:11:00 - 23:00
Sun:12:00 - 22:30
Email:Send an email

Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Large screen television
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
About: The Old Ship Inn Hackney - The Inn place to eat, meet and Sleep.

The Old Ship is our first, renovated in November 2007 and re-opened as an Urban Inn is located in the heart of Hackney directly adjacent to the Hackney Empire. The Old Ship offers a friendly contemporary interior that our guests can relax and enjoy a drink in our bar area or enjoy some fantastic British cuisine designed by our team of talented chefs as well as stay in 1 of 10 beautifully appointed rooms.

The Old Ship is, a modern boutique hotel combined with the welcoming warmth of a classic British Inn, without the inflated prices.

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  1. The Old Ship (0.0 miles)
    Sylvester Path, Kingsland, E8 1EN
  2. The Cock Tavern (0.0 miles)
    Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ
  3. The Globe (0.1 miles)
    Morning Lane, Homerton, E9 6NA



"Large and loud, the Old Ship has changed for the better but kept its Hackney roots"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Something has happened at the ship in Hackney. The last time we skulked through the tight alleyway and in the backdoor here, this was a blandly modern pub without an ounce of originality running through it. Granted, the new Old Ship might not score high on originality but the vintage tattoo style branding, stylish white wall tiles and the emphasis on craft beer, ‘hard liquor’ and trend-based street food is a step up. And if you really like it when you visit, then you can stay upstairs in the 10-room boutique hotel.

Large and loud, the Old Ship has grown a new personality. The décor, drinks and snacks might be a symptom of the changing Hackney Central, but the clientele is still a fair representation of the area. Unlike say, The Cock, around the corner, the Old Ship seems like a welcome-all type of place where it’s not just artisan ale on the minds of those drinking here. We like that. Onwards and upwards, a menu of burgers, chicken wings and “good old fashioned basket food” is appealing in its simplicity and while this by no means feels like a serious beer pub, the options are fairly extensive behind the horseshoe bar.

Aside from the food, drink and pleasingly Hackney atmosphere, the pub puts some work into its goings on. Sundays are about roasts, records and quizzing, the alleyway in from Mare Street acts as a temporary gallery space and if the music is ever disappears then that could just be that it’s because Eurovision and the likes are getting some screen time.



T.A.O reviewed Old Ship Inn on Fri 05 Jun 2015


The Latest User Reviews of Old Ship Inn


User Rating: 7 / 10
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T.A.O
Guv'nor
Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
I was never sure why I'd never been into the Old Ship before the one time I visited, there was just something about it. Having been i can recommend it to others so that they don't see a close, dark alley and get scared off.

The food was just okay, the beer was just okay but the staff were really friendly, which turned it all around.

User Rating: 10 / 10
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pixiecat
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Member since: Feb 2012
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I booked the Old ship inn for my mum's 60th birthday. There was a party of 10 of us including two children under 12. They allowed us to come in about half hour before mum's arrival to decorate the table with our own personal touch. The atmosphere was relaxed and extremely comfortable. Rayon was looking after us. Nothing was too much effort, or if it was he didnt show it at all. The food was the right amount and catered for all our needs. We had the family roast which was beautifully presented and tasted absolutely devine. We were pleasantly surprised with the bill as well, as i thought it would have been more. The Old ship inn, is an intimate cosy and stylish venue which i would recommend. They have certainly made a 60 year old very happy.

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