The Ship

4.4
22 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Here at The Ship Stock, Chelmsford, we pride ourselves on delivering friendly hospitality in a warm and friendly environment.

At the Ship you can enjoy excellent dining and a wide range of beers and wines while taking in the beautiful views of the countryside. We use locally sourced produce and everything is homemade.

In the warmer months, take the chance to relax in our lovely beer garden with a refreshing gin or a pint of craft ale. We now feature 6 booths on our terrace area perfect for all year round.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 people are saying
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AlisonC
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was very good but found it a very limited menu on Sunday for someone who didn’t eat fish or roast dinner. Roast beef dinner was delicious though a little but cold and gravy was rather watery and not much of it. The crumble was lovely though a tiny amount of custard and for £7.50 was not very good value for money. Left soon after we finished as there was a large group of young males in the marquee (obviously breaching COVID rules) and made an awful lot of noise which was very off putting.
Would be good if the menu was on the website as all it said was Sunday lunch: coming soon. Would come again but would hope to be seated in the garden next time away from other people and the noise

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AlfieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant place food was lovely I will 100% be going back

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SusanK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great location with a covered marquee for diners and outdoor bench seating for drinkers. Porta loos available in the car park. Food was tasty but the portion size compared to the cost was way off. I would return for a drink but not for a meal.

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RichardM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very welcoming and nice food. Due to current restrictions we were in the marquee which was freezing. No heaters in use for some reason!

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JohnH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our son here for lunch outside before London went into tier 3. The pub being convenient for the A12.
The food was excellent with great service and the heated marquee was a pleasant surprise.

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Booked a table for 2 persons. We had to move tables initially because there was a group making a lot of noise next to us. Two other tables relocated to the other end of the pubas well.
Once we had moved they then seemed to forget our order as we had to wait over an hour for the main course. The food was very nice once it arrived which we had chosen off their Xmas menu. Finally they managed to give us the wrong bill which we rectified with the adjacent table.
We had dined before at the Ship and it was very nice, service was good but this time they seemed to be having an off day!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food , overall perfect evening

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BarryS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second visit, but 1st since COVID. Food great, good value, table service only. Bit quiet even for Friday, but good reason for it. Will definitely return.

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Shaun
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal
Quality food and service as always

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JennyG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time we had Sunday lunch there in six weeks. Every time has been excellent. Great service, delicious food and friendly staff. Love the decor and the welcome you get there. Will be back again soon I hope.

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Oliver
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traditional pub with better than traditional pub grub.

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Gordon
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Read the reviews and was happy to go on a Sunday for a Sunday roast. I was disappointed the meat was satisfactory but no taste to food very bland . One carrot one parsnip teaspoon of peas. The roast potatoes were adequate. We ordered a berry crumble and it wasn’t . Frozen berries with a shaving of crumble on the top and custard was ambrosia definitely not home made.

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Natters13
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I've had in a long time....crispy potatoes are a must along with crackling. Wine was awesome too

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MrWigs
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service provided. Great food in a lovely atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the speed at which it was served.

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NatalieF
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor table with a fantastic roast!!! Best pork I have had in ages. We shall be back again soon

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Wendywuwu1
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Busy bank holiday and last day of eat out to help out
Nice food

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LouisaS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attentive waiter. Lovely food. Children loved the garden.

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JohnG
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good quality food with a wide choice of menu with excellent service and nice surroundings

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Will
London
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

EOTHO gov discount made this a bargain meal. The T bone steak meal is huge, you get a very man size steak at 17 oz and very nice homemade skin on fries. Cooked to perfection, juicy tender beef definitely worth the wait. This is not just pub grub, but some serious food. There is clearly quality and pride in the cooking.

The ales were a let down as they were not in good condition possibly due to being towards the end of the barrel, but thankfully our waiter acknowledged the problem with the casks and quickly rectified the drink with an alternative.

I think as a general improvement, just keep an eye on the beers on tap that they are in top condition for drinking.

Other than that, I think this place deserves credit. Great food, ambience, lots of outdoor seating in greenery, a rather cool shipyard hipster feel to the seating. Good levels of service for a pub inn.

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VictoriaH
Essex
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and service amazing!!! Lovely roast with all the trimmings. The best roast potatoes I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Highly recommend

JG
JohnG
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the first time we had been here for a meal and we were made feel welcome and very attentive service with a good choice menu and quality of fuel. We will go again. John & Marie

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SandraA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to The Ship since changing ownership and we were very impressed. The decor was lovely, all the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was delicious and well priced. We all had the seafood linguine which was fantastic. Highly recommended.

FAQs

The Ship is rated 4.4 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.