The Old Ship

The Old Ship

Traditional style pub

Average Reviews


Busy with friendly staff, good range of beers and fun atmosphere with a friendly crowd and pool room.



The Old Ship
Based on 503 reviews
Edward Venni
06:24 17 Sep 22
Great little pub and very friendly. Was made to feel very welcome. Had a great night and will be back again
Noel McGarrell
08:00 02 Sep 22
My new favorite gay bar in East London! Great community feel and a drag show to tip it off.
Steven Gurney
15:40 16 Jul 22
Good pub with some nice beer selections
chris Simpson
13:17 02 Jul 22
Great little pub. Nice and friendly welcoming. Good choice of beers. Definitely be back
Bhadya Dias
12:51 26 Jun 22
Nice little pub with good atmosphere. Dronks were reasonably priced. Good customer service.
Robert Grosvenor
07:52 25 Jun 22
Great little pub in a nice area close to Limehouse station. Great service and great atmosphere:)
Kenneth Bartle
14:45 26 May 22
A comfortable and welcoming east end pub with a twist...when you enter this pub it will give you the feeling Ron and Reg Kray could have drunk is this pub many years ago.The twist is the weekend entertainment, you have a host of real live and in ya face drag queens. Yes that's right, drag queens and you really should go and visit...I'm sure it will be as surprising and entertaining night.
Brian Crowley
22:39 15 May 22
What a great gay bar tucked into London’s East End. We were here on a Sunday night and there was a fantastic drag show with a friendly, local crowd. It reminded me of my home gay bar. Check this place out, it’s a gem!
Stephen House
07:57 14 May 22
Great little pub LGBT+ and drag shows. Amazing night out.Only problem is it is a small pub so can be a bit crowded so if your claustrophobic might not be for you.
Anthony Harrison
08:19 13 Mar 22
Fantastic night, great pub lovely staff and everyone so friendly. Live singer tonight great night.
Eastend Swede
18:20 08 Mar 22
Had a long walk around town and then one of my friends said we should try it out. This is now one of my favourite pubs in London. ❤️
Theboyz London
08:28 21 Feb 22
Great traditional pub with regular cabaret. Very busy, could do with an extra pair of hands, but the staff did their best. Great night out
Alex Scannapieco
09:07 18 Feb 22
Nice and cozy place, we've had couple of beers, Guinness and Camden hells and we were paying less then 10 quid.... They have got some snacks and roolls that you can get.Not sure if they do kitchen, defenetly on Sunday.
Christopher Mills
10:05 24 Jan 22
No frills old style pub. Welcoming staff. LGBTQIA friendly.
Chris Ford
13:46 15 Jan 22
Always enjoyed the pub over the years but the owner is a miserable old man who honestly doesn't deserve the custom started shouting at me over nothing as we were leaving performing to his audience. Bar staff always polite but we won't be back not that he cares I'm sure! Meant to be LGBT friendly how about trying to be friendly in general !
Josh L
17:09 09 Jan 22
Quite possibly one of the best LGBT+ venues around. There’s a brilliant selection of reasonably priced drinks and the staff are all incredibly friendly a welcome.
nino rocha
00:25 05 Jan 22
I absolutely ❤️ The Old Ship! I've been a kind of regular punter since the summer of 2007! That's over 14 years, folks! And I live about 3 miles away! It's got an air of a good, old, local boozer with the added benefit of being LGBTQI+ more than friendly. There are midweek quiz nights and cabaret over the weekends. There's a small beer garden-cum-smoking area, the staff are lovely, the atmosphere welcoming and drinks fairly priced. Wish them longevity and joy for us all for years to come.
William Delaney
07:33 24 Dec 21
Great atmosphere! A unique pub which is very well run with a friendly mix of customers.
Jason uptfitness
11:22 11 Dec 21
Fantastic local pub, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.definitely going back again.
Daisy Hughes
01:30 28 Nov 21
Best pub in London. Everyone so friendly. The owner John has created a real vibe. From a chilled pint with your mates to your best Saturday night out this is your place to go. You won’t regret.
Stina Jonsson
10:45 11 Oct 21
A real local pub where everybody knows everybody. Great for after-playing-football hangs.
wayne horridge
16:07 08 Oct 21
Always a fun night at The Old Ship on a Saturday and Sunday night for Drag shows! Reasonable priced drinks and friendly staff! Keep up the good work John and Team ❤️
Soraia Turé
22:37 02 Oct 21
Ruby was amazing really zing drag acts. Strongly recommend
Rickie McDonagh
17:57 25 Sep 21
The bartender with the shaven head is really nice and will treat you very well
Zoe Hallsworth
20:05 11 Sep 21
Best pub in East London! It's a proper pub, with decently priced drinks and fabulous staff. Sometimes you'll find hilarious drag shows on, or just fun and slightly cheesy music 😊 absolute hidden gem of an establishment
Nick Allcock
07:29 10 Sep 21
Brilliant local corner House pub in Stepney. Small, welcoming, great beer and a fantastic bar person. If staying in Limehouse, look this pub up and visit.
Lewis (JinsLive)
22:46 06 Sep 21
Family run pub. Lovely staff and great atmosphere.
Jason Roberts
21:28 03 Aug 21
Really nice staff good service and great beer at reasonable prices
Julie Taylor
19:59 03 Aug 21
A lovely old style British pub where the staff are friendly and provide an excellent service. Love this traditional British pub, set in a lovely east end square
steve wards
00:14 21 Jul 21
All ways a nice and friendly pub with 😎
Lou Collects Coins
15:18 01 Jul 21
Puka a nice and friendly boozer
Paul A
18:56 20 Jun 21
First time there on a Saturday, and what a great place to go, chill and have a laugh. Bar staff were brilliant and there was a really friendly atmosphere!
Harrison Wena
12:57 05 Jun 21
Awesome prices! Really nice staff. Definitely coming back
Niall Gavigan
17:22 22 May 21
Like a box of chocolates.... You never know what you're gonna get.
Schaefer Christman
19:27 13 Feb 21
WHat can i say about the place ... its our local pub and we love it. The reasons for that oyu might ask? Simply its like havinga beer at your place , people are so nice , prices are reasonable and they havea drag show once a week ( I believe on the weekends) Everything was great.
The H.
16:17 12 Dec 20
If you are not worried about catching Covid 19, this is the pub for you! They have not created a safe environment for their customers.A brief and...
David Turner
12:49 30 Oct 20
Always love coming here with my girlfriend. Brilliant staff, friendly atmosphere and good beer. Going tonight first time in about 7 months
Sophie Howarth
17:05 16 Sep 20
Lovely little local institution of a pub. A few real ales as well as lots of other options. Cabaret stage is proper and authentic and great fun, with lots of touring acts, and the people are nice, and mostly locals it seems
Jeremy Gordon
18:50 14 Sep 20
Great pub and very welcoming to LGBT people! Great job on that! The drinks were fairly priced, they have a good selection of drinks and great bar games also. I recommend this place if you want to have a fun and chill night.
Adam Steinbeck
09:17 05 Sep 20
Charming old school bar catering for the lovely LGBT crowd. Friendly, attentive staff and laid back crowd. Outdoor seating dominated by smokers generally.
Dovid T.
04:47 30 Nov 18
Went to this pub as they allow dogs and we have a brand new pup so did not want to leave the new pup at home. We were meeting two very good friends and...
John L.
08:12 25 Jan 16
WHat can i say about the place ... its our local pub and we love it. The reasons for that oyu might ask?????Simply its like havinga beer at your place ,...
Dennis M.
07:43 22 Jan 16
The Old ShipThere is a poem by James Elroy Flecker that I find appropriate in summarizing my feeling of this hidden Old Ship which sails on the corner of...

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