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28th Aug
29th Aug
30th Aug
31st Aug
1st Sep
2nd Sep (9.00pm)
Band Of Rogues
3rd Sep (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
4th Sep
5th Sep
6th Sep (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
7th Sep (8.30pm)
Open Mic At The Ship
8th Sep (8.00pm)
The Len Price 3
9th Sep (2.00pm)
10th Sep (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
11th Sep
12th Sep
13th Sep (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
14th Sep
15th Sep (9.00pm)
Leo Kelly-Gee
16th Sep (9.00pm)
CANCELLED - Andy White Band
17th Sep (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
18th Sep
19th Sep
20th Sep
21st Sep
22nd Sep (9.00pm)
Meltin' Joel
23rd Sep (9.00pm)
Sound City
24th Sep (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
25th Sep
26th Sep
27th Sep (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
28th Sep
29th Sep (9.00pm)
The Concrete Igloos
30th Sep (9.00pm)
The Bad Pennies
1st Oct (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session


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The Ship, circa. 1930

The Ship was originally located a short distance away in Church Street from at least 1711, and possibly long before that, but moved to its present location in 1792. The current building is estimated to date from the early-to-mid 1600's, which pre-dates its use as a pub by 150 years or more. Most likely built as a private dwelling, it is of traditional Kentish Weatherboarding on a timber frame construction and is Grade II listed. Several extensions and modifications have been added over the years.

The address of the current pub has changed over time, having variously been given as Gads Hill and Layfield (or "Leyfield") Road (it sits between the two), but is now regarded as being in Court Lodge Road. The building itself hasn't moved!

Current landlords Nathaniel and Charlotte have been at the helm since March 2016, since when they have invested much time and effort into turning The Ship into Gillingham's premiere venue for live music.


The Ship Inn, Court Lodge Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 2QX
Please note: We are located at the end of a dead-end street in a densely populated residential area and parking can be limited.
You can usually find somewhere to park in surrounding streets within a few minutes walk of The Ship.
Please respect our neighbours when parking locally. Thank you.


The Ship Inn,
Court Lodge Road,

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