Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Ship Pub Set To Close

ONE OF Thurrock’s most famous public houses is set to close this sunday.

The Ship Public House in Little Thurrock has been a popular watering hole in Thurrock for decades. But it is understood that a combination of the recession and smoking ban have hit the pub hard.

The Ship is not alone. An average of 52 pubs per week close in the UK at a cost of 24,000 jobs.


  1. Really sad news about The Ship, they served some great food in there and at reasonable prices.

    The whole pub industry is in decline as stated in the article above with the government policy being to increase the tax on beer what hope is there? in the Uk we are taxed 8 times more than in France for our booze in the pubs.

    Brewers have seen profits plummet by almost 80 percent, and claimed brewers make 0.7 pence per pint profit, compared to the average 33 pence per pint they pay in taxes.

    High taxes and greed have condemned the great British pub to a slow death.

    As stated in an article in The Independent “The British Beer & Pub Association warned the Government that it is set to lose more than £250m in tax revenues this year, if the current rate of pub closures continues”

    Once again a british institution is forced to close due to rising taxes from this government.

  2. My father drank in here 50 years ago and will be very sad to hear this.
    How many flats will appear on this land?


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