The Ship, Croydon
A rite of passage for many a young Croydonian, The Ship is a pub where rock and indie still rule, although not quite the Goth hangout it used to be. It's still got live music and DJs most nights, and we have to say it's probably got one of the best pub sound systems we've heard in a long time. It does cheap food and is apparently kiddie friendly - at least during the day. There's decent beer on the five hand pumps, it used to be Cask Marque, but we're not sure they kept it up. The pints we had were good enough, so it doesn't really matter. Staff and locals are friendly enough and pretty efficient. It hasn't really changed in years, although the photo of David Niven on the door of the Gents has gone, and the nautical theme seems to have gone a bit over the top. It's still a good place to go and see some bands.
47 High Street, Croydon, London, CR0 1QD
020 8688 2810
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How to find the The Ship pub
Exit left from West Croydon station and walk through the pedestrian shopping area, passing the Yates's Wine Lodge etc, and you'll find eventually find it on the left.