Welcome to the Ship and Shovell Pub

A traditional and charming London local pub in Charing Cross

The Ship & Shovell is the only London pub in two halves, situated on either side of Craven Passage linked only by a tunnel which also contains the kitchen and cellar. Simply oozing with character and charm, the pub serves as the perfect traditional local for business guests and residents alike, as well as tourists frequenting the Charing Cross area.

The buildings date back to the 1730s and the original Ship was joined by the opposite Shovell (named after Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell) in 1998 after Hall & Woodhouse acquired them both in 1997. Admiral Shovell died in 1707 in the Scilly naval disaster and legend has it that he was alive when he reached the shore of Scilly at Porthellick Cove, but was subsequently killed by a local woman for his expensive emerald ring.

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Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 11.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Food Service Times

Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 3.30pm
Saturday: 12 noon – 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit


Our flexible and comfortable pub offers a host of opportunities for all sorts of celebrations from office get togethers to birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. It’s also possible to reserve areas in the south side of the pub by prior arrangement and also to book exclusive use of either the Crow’s Nest or the South Side of the pub, subject to minimum spends.



Buy any 4 bottled ales or lagers from our extensive range for just £12.50 and celebrate with your friends, work colleagues or family in our cosy and comfortable traditional surroundings.


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