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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Staying just one night at the Kip Hotel and so looking for a place to eat that evening. Wandered down Mare Street, the main shopping street, and literally stumbled across the Old Ship Inn. If you're looking for it, it's at the end of a very unprepossessing passage stuck between a couple of shops, about 3 doors away from the...

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at The Old Ship Inn last night (14th September) - infact I am writing this review sat at a dining table having enjoyed a delicious and relaxed breakfast - and i am very happy to report that Ive rather fallen in love with the place. I am a frequent business traveller and I can...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great little find on the Internet, better than a chain. Great staff all very helpful. 24 hour access so even though we got back to the pub late easy to get in. We were room 10 so right up the top. Very quite but noisy floor boards this is expected from an old building. Rooms hot, but fan provided. Great...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 24 August 2016

These days when I go to London, I want to stay in Hackney as my daughter lives there with her boyfriend. And this place is virtually just a minute's walk away from her place. You can either enter through the pub or through the hotel entrance at the back. Fairly informal and relaxed atmosphere, which is something I personally really...

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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to stay if your in Hackney, not too far from Hackney Central station and London Fields. Pub has a great atmosphere, staff are nice and food is fantastic. Will definitely be staying again. If your there on a Monday night, take advantage of the 2 for 1 offer on the burgers!

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Thank 96Lulu
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Hotel rooms and bit minimal - but the place has a lovely authentic vibe to it. Great food and cocktail deals - make sure you're there on the right night! Awesome friendly bar staff and Mare st at your door step! Love it.. will stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Old ship is really hitting its stride as a pub and hotel. Great enthusiastic staff, always willing to help. Great atmosphere - and away from the hustle and bustle of mare st. A fun reliable food menu too, but still wouldn't mind some more variety/veggie options.. Be sure to check out all the street art in the tunnel on...

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Thank brian-stokeuk
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Wondeful place to stay in London, pub and small hotel with a good english breakfast. We will absolut say you must try this. Located near the Town hall with good buslines to city. Good restaurants around the pub.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have just come into this pub for a drink and food before a concert, having had 2 drinks my partner tried another beer that in his opinion tasted off, he approached the bar and asked if it could be changed, he was told theres nothing wrong with it !! My partner said he thought there was,...

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Danny W, General Manager at The Old Ship Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jean, We're very sorry to hear about your recent experience here. As a business, we pride ourselves on the friendly manor of our staff and I'm very disappointed we did not meet expectations on this occasion. Rest assured that the relevant person has been informed that he did not handle the situation in the manor we expect of him....

Koege, Denmark
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Restaurant/Bar with rooms up-stairs. Difficult access to rooms. Only possible to sit in the bar/restaurant to work, and it was very noisy. Staff was very kind. Rooms are small, beds are OK. Bathroom small. Everything is outdated.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Above is our ten bedroom hotel A stylish British inn set above a pub in East London's trendy Hackney neighbourhood. ROOMS All rooms have free WiFi and are ensuite. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. There is also an option to add a cooked breakfast to your stay. Accommodation has 24 hour access with the bar opening until 1am on weekends. Downstairs you can grab 241 burgers on Mondays and Tuesdays and we have an excellent range of craft beers and ales. TRANSPORTATION Getting here couldn't be easier with Hackney Central a 2 minute walk away. From there, you can catch trains to Stratford (Westfield shopping centre) and Dalston Kingsland in around 10 minutes. If you want to venture further into Central London you can do so by heading to Highbury & Islington to switch on to the Victoria Line which goes straight into Soho. Alternatively, you can hop on the 55 bus to Oxford Circus via Shoreditch. London Fields station is also around a 5 minute walk away and takes you straight into Liverpool Street (The City). AROUND US Daytime The ongoing developments in Hackney Walk provides the opportunity to visit a number of designer outlets less than 5 minutes walk away. Shops that can be found there include Burberry, Nike, Aquascutum & Pringle with many more on the way. Locally, there is an abundance of small shops and restaurants all within short walking distance — in particular we recommend heading to Broadway Market, which has a varied selection of boutique cafes, restaurants, pubs/bars, as well as the renowned Food market on Saturdays. Take a picturesque stroll through London Fields Park on your way to this local gem. If your stay falls on a Sunday morning there is also the ever-popular Columbia Road flower market. Here you can find a global range of flowers and plants as well as vintage shops for furniture and clothes. Fancy a stroll through one of London's biggest Park? Head further East towards Victoria Park and enjoy a picturesque stroll. Here you can rent pedalos and there's plenty of room for sports activities. The area also hosts the annual Lovebox, Field Day and Citadel music festivals in the summer and Winterville in the months leading up to Christmas. Nightlife Looking for a lively late night bar, trendy speakeasy or perhaps you want to experience a club until the early hours? East London nightlife can cater for all needs. Hackney contains a number of venues with DJs and live music running in to the early hours. Dalston has a larger selection of restaurants, bars and clubs and is a quick 10 minute train journey, or 15 minutes on the bus. Bethnal Green Road (train and bus, 15min), Shoreditch/Old Street (train, 20min; bus, 25min) and Angel (train, 30min; bus, 40min) all have a great selection of pubs, eateries and vibrant nightlife on offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Ship Inn

Address: 2 Sylvester Path | Hackney, London E8 1EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $155 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I didn't stay here, just ate. However I would have preferred it to the Kip”
 of 5 bubbles Foggydo, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“book early! they only have 10 rooms”
 of 5 bubbles AdvanceArtists, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're three people travelling together, they do have a room that will accommodate you. Just ask for it.”
 of 5 bubbles MrKlinthall, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we only used the restaurant bar!”
 of 5 bubbles 487peterh, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not room 4!”
 of 5 bubbles DeepBlue403, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
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