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The Ship Public House

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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18 Broomfield Road | Essex, Chelmsford CM1 1SW, England
+44 1245 265961
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we came to The Ship in search for the girl with 'the bright pink hair' saw the last review and wanted to meet such an amazing person ! Unfortunately she wasn't working. Anyways we was not expecting the food to be this good ! Discovered that the chefs name was Darryl, so Darryl we will be back ! The... More 

Thank huges_s55
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to The Ship for lunch, food was fab and the waitress, with bright pink hair, was lovely! Really friendly and chatty! We then saw her in the High Street cutting a homeless guys hair, what a lovely team member you have! We will be back for definite!

1 Thank Jean B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff friendly atmosphere clean and tidy excellent food friendly service made to feel welcome

Thank markdaines
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good old fashioned pub packed with all sorts of people. Sky sports football on the big screens. Great beer and even better food at very reasonable prices. Very friendly bar staff and a great place to spend the evening

Thank jamiesandilands9
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A good vibrant traditional pub, it's always busy which should tell you something in itself. The food if that's what your there for is always great. If it's a drink your after then you can't go wrong with bubbles for the wife and a good selection of real ale for myself!

Thank marduk5811
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The Ship is bar far the best Public House in Chelmsford. Staff are friendly & kind. Good and beer are fantastic!

Thank Paul H
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the ship whilst working away. Enjoyed the warm, welcoming proper pub vibe. Staff and punters alike were very friendly. There's a varied menu of pub grub as well as specials. They had a special french menu on whilst we were there which was very reasonably priced and tasty. The ale was good too, even though as a northerner I... More 

Thank Alan W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I were in Chelmsford for the first time and The Ship was the closest place to eat near the theatre we were working at. We certainly couldn't have stumbled across a better, more inviting place. It is a warm and cosy pub with lovely staff, great food and a marvellous atmosphere. Couldn't recommend it enough.

Thank Barney W
Essex, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A table was booked for eight adults, when we arrived at the appointed time the two small round tables with handwritten " Reserved " notes on them had been taken by other persons. This was eventually corrected by staff asking these people to move,so staff were aware we had arrived. As previously mentioned the tables were too small for eight... More 

2 Thank wiggins44
grant c C, Owner at The Ship Public House, responded to this review

We do apologise but this day was very difficult for us as it was Remembrance Sunday and we are the nearest pub to the Chelmsford cenotaph so we were doing our best to cope. We also are sorry but we do not offer table Sevice . We hope you would try us again so we can show you our best... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunchtime is bustling and has a warm atmosphere. Lots of groups eating or just having coffee. I had the chicken pie, my husband the gammon, it was all very good except the chips, they were bland and dry. Unfortunately we did wait 25 minutes for food, but we weren't in a rush. It was a real shame mine was... More 

Thank Rachel W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?