The Ship Tavern, London
My husband and I discovered the ship tavern after a long day at Portobello markets. We had bought everything from a view master circa 1910 to a leather tape measure, set of dominos and some boxing gloves! With our booty of bits we decided, a cleansing ale at the pub might not be such a bad idea and stumbled on this brilliant old classic English pub. As they had a restaurant section upstairs we decided to stay for a pie and a pint whilst having a game of dominos with our super new set. A bottle of red, two pies and several games later we started playing with all our new purchases much to the amusement of the bar staff. It was only when my husband got up to measure something that one of the staff told him to put it away as the pub has been here since 1549 and it doesn't need measuring! We got to know the very friendly bar folk over our week long stay and can not just recommend it for a quick beer or light dinner but thoroughly endorse it as being one of the highlights of my last trip.
www.theshiptavern.co.uk 12 Gate Street Holborn