Crummy quotes again, but dear old Dr. Johnson said: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of Life". And aren't many of us. But then you take the few minute walk, which so many will do , across the park from the huge but dignified place of farewell which is Mortlake Crematorium and find the Ship Inn. On the towpath, a pastoral setting with occasionally two, four, six or eight sculls gliding past, the view is almost worth the trip alone. It must be tickets only on boat race day. It's famous, it's Victorian and looks delightful. It's bigger than it first appears, open-plan with a semi-separated raised dining area. And as it's a new addition to the Taylor Walker brand, the taps were filled with pleasant beer, which we sampled and enjoyed. Nice young bar staff get on with it efficiently. We'd go here again. We wished we lived nearby to enjoy good beer and glorious surroundings. But we might weep again.
Review: 7 out of 8 people found this review helpful
Reviewed by dino
25 Mar 2011