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The Old Ship - CLOSED

2 Sylvester Path, London E8 1EN, England
+44 844 264 1444
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible7%
16 Nov 2016
“'Well Worth Seeking Out.......'”
20 Feb 2016
“Ideal location for a visit to the historic Hackney Empire.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
2 Sylvester Path, London E8 1EN, England
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visited twice on the same day – pre and post a gig at the Hackney Empire (next door). You do have to look for the door up a long passage on the front, but there is a traditional pub frontage at the back (if that...More

Thank The_Kats
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Situated on a quiet path to the rear of the main high street this boutique pub/hotel is literally ten paces from Hackney Empire not a four minute walk as stated in some online direction reports. The pub itself is the minimalist look with bare floorboards...More

Thank peter l
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I've been coming here for a few years now and always been a favorite of mine on mare street. Went in yesterday for some food and a few drinks as per usual and it was pretty bad from customer service to food. Firstly we ordered...More

1  Thank Mattlynch40
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very original kitchen in a nice area, friendly staff and an original menu. Bookmarked for lunch or dinner when next in the area.

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Arrived after a swim at London Fields Lido rather hungry. Relatively empty inside so decided to order food and drinks at the same time. Took about 5 minutes to get served, even though there were only several other people at the bar. This is impressive,...More

Thank casparderoij
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had Sunday dinner there. Can't fault the atmosphere - the man who served us was very friendly and the food arrived in reasonable time. I think the problem is this: they want to charge gastropub prices, but scrimp on (particularly) the quantity and, in...More

Thank DJBobH
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Old Ship was a comfy and generally quiet gastropub that was pleasingly neither Hackney hipster hangout nor terrifying unreconstructed East End boozer. It did excellent, tasty Sunday roasts, good cocktails and was a great place to have a relaxed drink or two. It has...More

1  Thank There_Goes_The_Fear
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The restaurant we wanted to go was fully booked so we decided to give this one a go. It was totally empty when we got there which was probably a sign.. Oh well.. I ordered the mushroom and leek pie. It was more like a...More

1  Thank Chrysteria64
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Plus points here are good selection of beer and wine and very tasty chips according to my son. We had the Christmas menu and veg was a bit on the hard side and the Christmas pud was teeny! But they overcharged us by £10, and...More

Thank Bluebodyboarder
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We went there with quite a few others as we usually do at this time of year. The food menu was good as was the drinks menu - plenty of interesting choices. There were some particularly interesting cocktails - so cocktail lovers are in for...More

Thank Ivor P
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sylvester Path, London E8 1EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 844 264 1444
In the heart of Hackney, The Old Ship is a welcoming blend of old world inn and contemporary design. Designed with comfort in mind, the bar area is filled with deep leather sofas and low slung tables where diners can enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of ale before their meal. The menu offers modern British fare and uses seasonal ingredients to create dishes like Sunday roasts, ham hock terrine, and Yorkshire rhubarb crumble. The winning combination of friendly service, relaxing decor and top quality comfort food make The Old Ship the ideal destination for lazy weekend lunches with family and friends.
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