Ship & Whale, Rotherhithe

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
As the name suggests, once upon a time this part of London had strong ties to the whaling industry. Captain Ahabs are thin on the ground around Greenland Dock these days, and it's doubtful a trusty harpoon skewered the fish that featured on this one's menu. And that food choice gives a indication of what the pub is like: a (very) tidied up affair which attracts the nearby flat-dwelling twenty and thirty-somethings. Thankfully, it's not a gastropub: this is a pub first and foremost, and one which does feel of a certain age. Certainly one to pick off should you be attempting this stretch of the Thames Path, the Ship & Whale is also one of the better Shepherd Neame pubs we've come across of late: good beer, efficient staff.
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19 Oct 2012
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After being a loyal customer for many years, going to the New Year party and eating breakfast at The Ship regularly, I was extremely disappointed to be told last Saturday by John the owner "tell your boyfriend to leave a good review or he's barred". And surprisingly not a joke. Apparently John and Basia thought that my partner (of 8 years who they have met on many occassions and who was with me for breakfast) had left a bad review on some review site - they based this on the reviewer having the same first name. Apology? Sadly not. Upsetting treatment from the owner and staff. This pub will no longer receive any recommendation from me or receive any further custom.
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15 Aug 2011
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really nice local pub, tucked round the back of greenland dock. food is really good here and the staff always seem very friendly and welcoming. definately worth a visit (tuesday night is 2 homemade gourmet beef burgers for the price of one, a right bargain because their burgers are amazing). Worth checking out, miles better than any of the other local pubs
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11 May 2009
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abysmal food, worst roast I have ever eaten.

used to be great, now sadly not even average - avoid

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2 Gulliver Street, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7LT
020 7237 7072

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