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The Ship Public House

€€ - €€€, British,
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
+44 1245 265961
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“curly fries” (2 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was spur of the moment. Some drinks after work and maybe some food. Drinks were fine the food less so. Between us we ordered the Chicken ceasar salad, vegetarian lasagne and spicy bean burger. The salad was disappointing, lack lustre, chicken dry, and...More

Thank Camille7658
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Went here for pre dinner drinks with friends and was surprised by the selection of beers which ranged from your standard lagers to the trendy punk IPA. The bar staff were friendly and very accommodating which was really lovely considering they were all fairly young....More

Thank Kgellis
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely pub about two hundred and fifty yards from Chelmsford train station. This is a fairly large pub which has a good atmosphere on a Friday evening. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Even when it’s busy this is a bar...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 19 November 2017

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 1 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 21 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
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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