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Ship and Shovell

Address: 2-3 Craven Passage, London WC2N 5PH
Telephone: 020 7839 1311

The Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross

The Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross

The Ship and Shovell can be a bit tricky to find as it’s not on any obvious streets. But this pub nestles on the western side of Charing Cross mainline station in a small alleyway that passes beneath the station. It’s just a few yards from Heaven (the nightclub).

The pub has two rooms, and uniquely the two rooms are either side of the alley – effectively making it two separate pubs. The smaller bar is only open at busy times though.

The deep red exterior gives way to a traditionally wood and wallpaper interior that is livey, but cosy and friendly.

Badger beers are available here since this is a Hall & Woodhouse pub. Expect Badger Best, Tanglefoot and whatever the current seasonal beer is. Generally the beers are well kept and there is a good selection of the bottled Badger varieties too.

I’m afraid I don’t know if they serve food, but peanuts are available.

The pub is popular – like many pubs in the area and drinkers congregate outside on warmer evenings. But there’s usually somewhere to sit inside if you prefer that.

Last visited: March 2010

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

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