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30th Oct
31st Oct
1st Nov
2nd Nov (8.30pm)
Open Mic At The Ship
3rd Nov (9.00pm)
4th Nov (9.00pm)
Andy White Band
5th Nov (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
6th Nov
7th Nov
8th Nov
9th Nov
10th Nov (9.00pm)
The Regulars
11th Nov (9.00pm)
12th Nov (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
13th Nov
14th Nov
15th Nov (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
16th Nov
17th Nov (9.00pm)
CANCELLED - Miles Cookman Band
18th Nov (9.00pm)
The Johns
19th Nov (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
20th Nov
21st Nov
22nd Nov (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
23rd Nov
24th Nov (9.00pm)
Leo Kelly-Gee
25th Nov (9.00pm)
The Modways
26th Nov (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
27th Nov
28th Nov
29th Nov (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents
30th Nov (9.00pm)
Zac Schulze Gang
1st Dec (9.00pm)
The Real Deal Band
2nd Dec (9.00pm)
Joe Cox Band
3rd Dec (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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