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The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant

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The Olde Ship British Pub & RestaurantThe Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant
BA SCORE
89
very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

709 N.Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton, California, 92832
United States
phone: (714) 871-7447

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(Place added by: TheLongBeachBum)
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

fthegiants, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

Went here on 10/27 with DoubleJ after the Black Tuesday line turned into a nightmare. Very small coming in, but cozy with lots of British regalia around. Has an Old World charm.

Had a Fuller's London Pride which was always good. For dinner I had Steak and Kidney pie which was tasty and had the Spotted Dick for dessert, suet pudding with custard. Prices are fine.

Service was a little slow at times, took a while to get our beers, but in the end not too bad, solid, nothing special. A good restaurant in Fullerton, I'll be back again to try the other British fare.

Halcyondays, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of joecast
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

went today (tuesday) for lunch.
pretty easy to find right on the main drag, harbor blvd. you can park out front if available, or on the side streets nearby.

lighting is definitely on the dark side, despite the plentiful christmas lights along the ceiling inside. this does, along with all the dark wood and carpet, give it a warm feeling. and the music rocks!! low volume, but ac/dc, hendrix, and heaps more 60's and 70's rock. kick ass!

the inside is basically split into two main rooms. dining on the left and the bar on the right. about four tables and eight boths in the dining area. maybe 10 spots at the bar with a few more tables.the dining area was at about half capacity when my wife and i arrived, and just one waiter doing a good job of giving us an equal share of his time. you know, enough attention, but not too much either.

selection is pretty much as found on their web site. the taps are along the back wall behind the bar, and with the low lighting made it tough for me to do a quick scan for anything extra-ordinary. i ordered a london pride, and esb. both were good. served a bit on the cold side, but nothing like you would find with a macro at most bar/restaurants.

food was good, and there was lots of it. my wife had the soup (clam chowder) and salad, and i had the burger (yes, very american of me at an english pub). the chowder was fair, but i have to give credit for the burger. i could barely finish it.
other than that, the menu is also on the website, and has a pretty good veriety of english food.

the place isnt sparkling clean, but it makes you feel comfortable. value i marked due to mostly the price of the beer. $5.50 a pint. not outrageous, but more than you would expect. the food though, was pretty cheap for the amount and taste. nice find in good old fullerton.

joecast, Dec 27, 2005
Photo of kbm
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

The Olde Ship is a great place to relax, have a meal and hang out for a while.

The beer and food selection is traditional British pub offerings, often served by a Brit. I hit up the Santa Ana location more often than Fullerton. Santa Ana is MUCH larger and has a few more offerings than Fullerton: I believe Old Speckled Hen and the Belhaven Twisted Thistle are only offered at Santa Ana.

I'm not a huge fan of the food but without the traditional food, the Olde Ship wouldn't have the same charm. Scotch eggs anyone? The one exception is the sticky toffee pudding. It's seriously one of the best desserts ever.

Service is often slow, but again, that kind of fits in with the charm of the place. Everyone is always nice.

Santa Ana has great jazz or oldies rock bands every Friday and Saturday night and I often find myself sitting there for 2 hours or more.

The Olde Ship is not cheap. My wife and I usually do $75 between us and if we're with another couple who drink, the four of us can easily break $200.

kbm, Mar 27, 2008
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3.85/5  rDev -2%

Just north of downtown Fullerton, The Olde Ship brings a different beat to the Fullerton bar scene. It's British themed with newspapers from England available to read, food which they admit is purchased from a British grocery store, British visuals around the bar, and not suprisingly, British beer. The latter is what brought me here.

Me and a few friends sat down at a table around dinner time. We just ordered a round of beers and it took longer thean expected to get my Imperial Pint of Fuller's ESB. From my three visiits, service tends to be slow, so be patient. About 20 beers are available on draft, many of which you won't find at many places (Young's Oatmeal Stout, Belhaven IPA, Old Speckled Hen). I didn't try the food since I had already ate, but the food other diners were eating looked really good.

Note that their beers are served in IMPERIAL pints (half-pints are available too). It means you get about 20 ounces instead of 16. However, it comes at a price, literally. It cost me $6.50 for that pint.

(Update 6/13/08: Although I was a little critical on the service, I got my food quicker than I was expecting, so props for that. Also, my plate of bangers and mash were great. Try it out if you get the chance.)

DoubleJ, Jun 02, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

The Olde Ship is the place I go when I want a good pint of english beer poured right and good conversation with some locals. I usually sit at the bar or in the main room and order myself a pint of Tenents or John Courage. Their fish and chips are the best in the area and I really enjoy their shrimp curry. The food is standard Brittish fare, so just remember that the desserts aren't sweet, the peas are not crisp and the curry is English Indian and not Indian Indian.

They have a good selection of English beers. Their Santa Ana location has a few more, but you are not really missing too much by going to Fullerton instead of Santa Ana.

The wait staff is very friendly and good at what they do. Your glass is never empty and they are very attentive when it comes to making sure you are satisfied with every part of your visit. I do enjoy going here because the music is not blasting and you can actually have a conversation with someone. The locals are great and usually very friendly. I would say this is a great spot to hit up if you want some great Brittish food and a good beer.

PuckLSHS, Apr 19, 2006
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

aoampm, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jeff1973, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of chelovek
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Well I go to school around the corner at CSUF so I have been trying to make it a point to come down for a pint or two or three or four. The decor alone made me an instant fan. Low lighting cozy feeling. Best of all is that there is no TV and the music is played low. I was actually able to maintain a conversation without sayin "huh". It is sad that I must comment on this attribute but one must admit that most bars are not chat freindly. The few Brit beers they have on tap were excellent. I must admit I was a bit disapointed that they did not have Tetleys but oh well, the Pedigree was perfect. All and all a classy joint that will be graced by my presence very soon.

chelovek, Nov 03, 2005
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The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant in Fullerton, CA
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.