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The Ship & Shovell



1 - 3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London  WC2N 5PH

Contact UsTel. 0207 8391311
MapClick Here For Map.
TypePubs in Charing Cross, London.
Pub Explorer Reference53553.
Pub Opening TimesMonday - Saturday 11am - 11pm.
Sunday - we are closed.
PHOTO GALLERY Ship & Shovell customers having a drink Ship & Shovell dining customer



The upstairs of the 'small bar' can be hired out at selected times to cater for private parties of up to 25 people leaving do's etc. Alternatively, one whole side of the pub can be hired to cater for up to 70 people. Buffets can be supplied. Please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.


Traditional British Pub Food, served from our own main menu, all freshly prepared and cooked to order using many ingredients sourced from regional suppliers.

MEAL TIMESMonday - Friday 12noon - 3.30pm.
Saturday 12noon - 4pm.
Sunday - closed.


GENERAL FACILITIES Free Wi-Fi Access, Wheelchair Access.
OTHERChildren Welcome on Saturdays upstairs in the small bar when dining, Debit and Credit Cards accepted including Amex.
Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross

The Ship & Shovell, underneath the platforms of Charing Cross Station, is quite unique being two buildings separated by the Cravens Passage pedestrian area. They are directly opposite each other and of very different sizes. The smaller bar, which is tiny, also has an upstairs room called the 'Crows Nest', which can seat up to 25 people. This smaller bar has a snug and booth seating for more private, homely conversation. The larger building has been a pub for over 300 years and the smaller one has steps which lead down to the river, although these have now been covered over. Both are traditionally decorated with the larger one being carpeted with a fireplace, a TV, seats and tables. An unusual feature of this type of pub is the ornamental mirrors lining an entire wall. The unusual spelling of 'Shovell' is because it is named after Sir Clowdisley Shovell. He was the Admiral whose fleet was lost in the foggy Channel and was erroneously informed by his staff that they were safely off the coast of France. Subsequently a sailor was hanged for mutiny after suggesting the calculations were incorrect! Today we predominately attract professionals but being next door but one to Sherlock Holmes pub we do welcome many tourists. Benjamin Franklins House is also very near by as is the theatre. As a result we see famous actors who pop in for drinks and food. Mac, Louise and the team will give you a warm welcome.