The Ship


Sailing all day...

Welcome to The Ship Pub in Chelmsford.

The Ship pub in Chelmsford, Essex, has been one of the most popular pubs in Chelmsford for many years, due to it’s great reputation, warm atmosphere, dedicated staff and excellent location.

Situated just a stone’s throw from Chelmsford Railway Station and Chelmsford Bus Station and with ample parking at the rear, The Ship is a great meeting point for both locals and those from farther afield. These combined factors have made The Ship a desired destination for many years and because of this it has always had a thriving and lively atmosphere. As a venue to meet and greet The Ship is one of the best pubs in Chelmsford.

The Ship offers some excellent pub food including daily specials along with great gourmet regulars like the legendary ‘Golden Hind Burger’. Whilst enjoying your food there is also a wide selection of beers and spirits as well as Real Ales courtesy of Ridley’s Brewery.

Along with 10 rooms for accommodation (call us on 01245 265 961 for our best rates), a variety of regular events including quiz nights, music and food theme party nights, there is always something in The Ship to provide you with that excuse to come back again!!

Inside the Ship, the decor follows a strong nautical theme, with dark brown panelling, portholes, masts, rope & rigging and plenty of ocean-going curiosities on display. During the Summer months the seating at the front of the pub provides a great place to eat al fresco and during the Winter months fires keep the venue nice and snug.

Join us at The Ship, Sailing all day….

The Ship maintains the right to change any details on this website without prior warning including changes in menu availability and pricing. Food Products may contain traces of nuts. If you have a specific dietary requirement please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.


Stay Here

We have 10 rooms above the pub from only £60.00 per night


Our Drink

We have a fantastic range of Real Ales, Lagers, Wines and Cocktails.


Our Food

Enjoy delicious pub grub with plenty of home cooked specials prepared in our kitchen.



Join in the fun at The Ship. We have an active social calendar and plenty of food theme weekends along with occasional live music and DJ’s.

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