Help us Keep The Ship Sailing!

by Laura Lythall in London, England, United Kingdom

Help us Keep The Ship Sailing!
We did it
On 4th May 2020 we successfully raised £5,265 with 106 supporters in 35 days

Help us by paying it forward in order for us to support our staff and keep us afloat during these incredibly uncertain times.

by Laura Lythall in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra funds that we have left after our pledges to Hospitality Action and the Licenced Trade Charity will go straight back into our team with training courses and a welcome back party!

Hi All 

We are all currently in circumstances we could never have expected or planned for a month ago…


We closed our doors completely at The Ship on the Wednesday 25th March. It was with an incredibly heavy heart that we made the decision to halt all service whether take away or delivery however we made the decision with the health and safety of our team and loyal customers in mind. 

Our team is at the core of all we endeavour to provide at The Ship, our friendly and approachable bar team make The Ship the fantastic local that it is, which has led to various awards including our most recent Best Bar None – Best Community Pub of Tower Hamlets 2020. 

Our greatest reward however is the continual return custom of many who become our regulars and a part of The Ship family, which is the true reflection of what we strive to achieve with atmosphere, great beer, wine and cocktails along with a smashing pizza offering.

As with many other small independent companies in the hospitality industry, we as a team and business are looking at some very uncertain times ahead of us, for how long these times will last, we cannot tell. Particularly as a b&b as well as a pub we expect this to hit us hard for a prolonged period of time.

With the hope of supporting our team as much as we possibly can and ensuring that we can reopen stronger than ever, we are asking for a little support to aid us. 

Although some payments such as rent and certain taxes have been deferred, at this point in time they are only postponed. We will still have to make these payments at some point in the future without any trading happening in the meantime. As a small business with, not the greatest profit margins in general, this debt could prove crippling in the long run. So alongside helping our cashflow for the teams wages initially, we are also looking ahead and will be using some of the funds raised to help us survive whilst these payments are due. 

We do have some pretty great rewards available for you to take advantage of as soon as we reopen our doors however! All rewards will be valid for 6 months from our reopening date.

Any donation or reward however small will help us weather this storm and keep The Ship sailing through, ready for you to return for a well-earned pint! 


We are looking to be able to support our community during this time in any way that we can and are hoping to be able to confirm some of the ways we are looking to help others by mid-April.

We will also pledge 10% of any reward funding and 50% of all donation pledges surpassing our goal to Hospitality Action and The Licenced Trade Charity. Both of these charities offer continued support to workers within the hospitality and licenced industries during hardship. 

We can not wait to welcome you all once again to The Ship!

Stay safe in the meantime! Much love from Laura, Sam & the team.

Please note that CrowdfunderUK have waived any fees or commission during these extenuating times.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Gift Voucher + A Big Hug from The Team!

£5 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you, we'll give a big virtual hug with love from us!

£10 or more

£10 Gift Voucher + 25% off your next pizza with us

£10 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you enjoy 25% off any one pizza with us whilst dining in!

£15 or more

£15 Voucher for 2 x 12" Stone Baked Pizza's!

Two 12" Pizza's from our fabulous Westferry Pizza Co for just £15 (usually £22-£30) when dining in or collecting directly from us. Reward not available in conjunction with any other offers.

£20 or more

£20 Gift Voucher + A Free Pint of your choice!

£20 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you we're buying you a pint in return!

£20 or more

£20 + 2 FREE Sambuca shots

£20 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you we're buying you a couple of shots in return!

£30 or more

£30 Gift Voucher + a FREE Bottle of House Wine!

£30 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you we're buying you a bottle of house wine in return!

£50 or more

£50 Gift Voucher + A FREE Bottle of Bubbly!

£50 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you we're buying you a bottle of sparkling wine in return!

£100 or more

£100 Gift Voucher + 2 Free Pizzas + 2 Free Beers!

£100 gift voucher for use on food or drink and as a thank you we're buying you not only a couple of pints but a couple of pizzas also!! Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

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