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JUNE 2023
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
29th May
30th May
31st May (9.00pm)
Original Bands Night
1st Jun (8.30pm)
Open Mic At The Ship
2nd Jun (9.00pm)
The Bad Pennies
3rd Jun (8.00pm)
Crowsnest Promotions Presents - REGAL CHEER + UZUMAKI + MASS LINES
4th Jun (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
5th Jun
6th Jun
7th Jun
8th Jun (8.00pm)
9th Jun (8.00pm)
Cancer Is A C*nt (for Macmillan)
10th Jun
11th Jun (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
12th Jun
13th Jun
14th Jun (8.00pm)
Cancer Is A C*nt (for Macmillan)
15th Jun
16th Jun (9.00pm)
The Big Blue
17th Jun
18th Jun (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
19th Jun
20th Jun
21st Jun (9.00pm)
Original Bands Night
22nd Jun
23rd Jun (9.00pm)
Katie Bradley Band
24th Jun (9.00pm)
25th Jun (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
26th Jun
27th Jun
28th Jun
29th Jun
30th Jun
1st Jul (9.00pm)
The Modways
2nd Jul (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session


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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