The Old Ship


Much more than a hotel in the heart of Hackney, The Old Ship effortlessly delivers old school pub charm with East End cool. The burgers are infamous, the rotisserie chicken is notorious, and the craft beer, real ale and cocktails will satisfy the most discerning of drinkers.

Located moments from the Hackney Empire, we’re the perfect spot for a pre/post-show bite to eat or drink.

Catch regular BT Sport fixtures live on our screens, and the best Sunday roasts in Hackney. Not forgetting the 10 boutique-style hotel rooms above the pub, a perfect base for exploring vibrant East London and beyond. 



2 Sylvester Path,
Hackney, London E8 1EN


0208 986 2732


Mon - Wed | 11am – 11pm
Thursday | 11am – 12am
Fri - Sat | 11am – 1am
Sunday | 12pm - 11pm




bangin' burgers, ROCKIN' rotisserie chicken, and slammin' sides. 

At the Ship we like to keep our food simple. And that includes our legendary rotisserie chicken...

Fresh free-range chicken, brined for 24 hours then marinaded in our special seasoning for another 24. Finished off on our flame-grill rotisserie and served up with your choice of homemade sauces and sides. 


Any two burgers for £10.


Whole rotisserie chicken for the price of half.


Eat in or take out lunch wraps £5.





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A stylish inn set above a pub in East London's trendy Hackney neighbourhood. 


All rooms have free WiFi and are en suite. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms, and the option to add a cooked breakfast to your stay. Accommodation has 24-hour access, with the bar opening until 1am on weekends.

Around Us


The ongoing development in Hackney Walk provides the opportunity to visit a number of designer outlets less than 5 minutes walk away, including Burberry, Nike, Aquascutum and Pringle, with many more on the way. 

Locally, there is an abundance of small shops and restaurants within short walking distance. We recommend heading to Broadway Market, with its varied selection of boutique cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as the renowned food market on Saturdays. Take a picturesque stroll through London Fields Park on your way to this local gem.

If your stay falls on a Sunday morning there is also the ever-popular Columbia Road flower market. Here you can find a global range of flowers and plants plus vintage shops for furniture and clothes.

Head further East towards Victoria Park and explore one of London's biggest green spaces. Here you can rent pedalos, and enjoy all kinds of sporting activities. The area hosts annual music festivals in the summer, and Winterville in the months leading up to Christmas. 


Looking for a lively late night bar, trendy speakeasy or nightclub until the early hours? East London nightlife caters for all needs, with Hackney venues offering regular DJ and live music events. Dalston has a larger selection of restaurants, bars and clubs and is a quick 10 minute train journey, or 15 minutes on the bus. Bethnal Green Road (train and bus, 15min), Shoreditch/Old Street (train, 20min; bus, 25min) and Angel (train, 30min; bus, 40min) all have a great selection of pubs, eateries and vibrant nightlife on offer.



0208 986 2732


2 Sylvester Path,
Hackney, London.
E8 1EN.


Mon-Wed | 12:00-23:00
Thu  | 12:00-00:00
Fri-Sat | 12:00-01:00
Sun | 12:00-23:00


Getting around couldn't be easier, with Hackney Central a 2 minute walk away. From there, catch trains to Stratford (Westfield shopping centre) and Dalston Kingsland in around 10 minutes. If you want to venture further into Central London, head to Highbury & Islington and switch onto the Victoria Line straight into Soho. Alternatively, hop on the 55 bus to Oxford Circus via Shoreditch. London Fields station is also around a 5 minute walk away and takes you straight into Liverpool Street (The City).