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MARCH 2023
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27th Feb (8.00pm)
Battle Of The Bands - heat 4
28th Feb
1st Mar (8.30pm)
Open Mic At The Ship
2nd Mar
3rd Mar (9.00pm)
Katie Bradley Band
4th Mar (9.00pm)
Joe Cox Band
5th Mar (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
6th Mar
7th Mar
8th Mar (8.00pm)
Original Bands Night
9th Mar (8.00pm)
Lock & Carter
10th Mar (9.00pm)
The Hysterics
11th Mar (9.00pm)
Leigh Highwood Band
12th Mar (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
13th Mar (8.00pm)
Battle Of The Bands - Quarter Finals
14th Mar
15th Mar (8.00pm)
Original Bands Night
16th Mar (8.00pm)
17th Mar (9.00pm)
UNIT 48 - St Patricks Day Special
18th Mar (9.00pm)
Sound City
19th Mar (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
20th Mar (8.00pm)
Battle Of The Bands - Quarter Finals
21st Mar
22nd Mar (9.00pm)
Original Bands Night
23rd Mar (8.00pm)
Zac Schulze, Gary Miller & Jim Riley
24th Mar (9.00pm)
Gianni Scalera & The Jury
25th Mar (9.00pm)
The Bad Pennies
26th Mar (6.30pm)
Sunday Jam Session
27th Mar (8.00pm)
Battle Of The Bands - Quarter Finals
28th Mar
29th Mar (9.00pm)
Original Bands Night
30th Mar (9.00pm)
Big Ant's Big Fat Quiz
31st Mar (9.00pm)
Rocket Skates
1st Apr (9.00pm)
The Ruff Cuts
2nd Apr (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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