The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant
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3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
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.
03-27-2008 23:01:26 | More by kbm
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5
The bum (previous review) gave a pretty good run down on the beers and ales to be had. There are many foreign and unfamiliar liquors too. I can add that the beer engine handles are non functional unless they can be released from the bar to clobber some no tip drunk.
That said, the food is terrific! I was hooked on the fish and chips for years. I have only recently ventured out on the menu. The Scotch Brity (spelling?) is a beef pot pie type of dish that really hits the spot. The chicken pie is also a favorite. Meatloaf will challenge mom's. On certain Saturdays they serve a beef Wellington (the impetus for this post). If it is on the board do not make the mistake of passing on it. Bellhaven was a beatiful partner for this well prepared dish.
There is plenty of parking. At worst, a half block walk separates you from the pub. If you just finished paying a fine at North Court, this is a convenient and close place to forget about it.
09-14-2004 06:11:45 | More by ALECOHOLIC
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
As a Fullerton local I have been going to the Ship for about 10 years. I agree with some of the comments made about a great atmosphere with good locals, welcoming staff, a conversation friendly ambiance, and most importantly a WELL POURED PINT!!! They pour beautiful pints here. Sadly they changed out Young's SLA a while ago for Shitwicks. But with Young's choclate, Abbey Ale, Belhaven, and McEwan's Export, as well as some of the other standards, you'll find a great ale to imbibe.
Some recent good and bad news. The bad news is that the owner Doug has sadly passed away. He was a regular presence here known by all of the locals, and the place will not be the same without him. His son, who is also a regular presence will, I'm sure, continue to make the Ship a draw. We are all sad for their loss. The good news is that before Doug's untimely departure he brought back the best bartender to ever grace the Ship--Danny (the Leprauchan). Danny worked at the Ship in years past, and his departure was sorely missed. We are elated to have him back!
The Ship is not just a place for a pint. The food is excellent!!! I love the Bridie, the fish & chips, as well as many other dishes. For dessert, the Fruit of the Forest pie (a la mode) is deliscious. If you are in the Fullerton area, the Ship is a must visit.
06-21-2006 18:00:22 | More by 2beerdogs
4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Went here last night with the wife and two other couples. It was Saturday night and was packed so we had to wait about a half hour to be seated. Cozy with British regalia everywhere on the walls. Great selection of brews on tap. I got the Old Speckled Hen, my wife a Newcastle and our friends Murphey's stout. Like others have stated service is SLOW but the beers are fresh and good and servers are friendly and accomidating. I've never had British food but ended up getting the bangers and mash which I must say is EXCELLENT! A bit pricey and slow service but the beer selection and food are well worth the inconvenience. Looking forward to going again.
09-12-2010 23:41:50 | More by Sleestak
The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant in Fullerton, CA
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