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The Ship Public House

$$ - $$$, British,
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
+44 1245 265961
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here a few times and the home cooked food has always been excellent. Even my husband's son who is a chef in a five star hotel was very impressed.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ship is located near to the Bus/train station in Chelmsford. I've been using it for several years primarily for lunch or early evening dinners and a few quiet beers. The Ship is usually pretty busy with a car park literally next door and other...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Met some friends there before eating nearby. Usual pub , barmaids with no conversation and little interest unless your face fits, Ok probably if you are their friends or under 30

Thank johnnier1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I have been an occasional visitor to this pub for almost 50 years and it has always been a busy place. There is a good choice of ales which most of the time are in good condition. A good place to meet friends with lots...More

Thank invisible2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very pleased to report that Bananasplitgate is now history and this menu-topping dessert has been rightfully restored to the original format. Love this pub! (Do try the mixed grill!)

Thank Teutonic67
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We booked this hotel for the weekend of v festival due to us camping last year and with England weather being the way it was , we thought we would be classy this year & have a roof over our head. The pubs b&b was...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A traditional style comfortable venue with intimate booths and alcoves. Reminds me of the old London pubs situated on the street corners. Liked the brass footrail around the bar. Conveniently located for the railway and bus stations. Pleasant, presentable staff. Good varied menu. Would be...More

Thank gsmiley475
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Ship is a good pub. Let’s be clear about that. It serves a great selection of drinks and food and the staff are generally a happy bunch. And I’m very well aware of the ‘change or die’ business philosophy, but I’m also a fan...More

2  Thank Teutonic67
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Abit small foods nice tho staff seem nice.... Really small weird layout gets really packed and stuffy.....

Thank gennywenny
Reviewed 1 June 2017

NB. This is a review of the pub's B&B facilities. Rabbit warren of rooms, up and down stairs to get to your room, which although clean-ish was not ensuite, had blinds that didn't work, and no replenishing of coffee etc. The coffee itself was only...More

Thank BobIvey633
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 265961
  • E-mail
Description
We are a traditional family run town pub for three generation. Serving delicious homemade food, prepared from the freshest most local produce. Our menu is varied and extensive with specials changed daily. We have six real ales, craft beers and a good selection of lagers. Our staff are friendly and welcoming, we are open all day.
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