Step aboard the Olde Ship, a stalwart of good, old-fashioned pub fare that stands strong in a new world of hip gastropubs. The Olde Ship hasn’t changed much over its two decades in Orange County—and that’s a good thing. With a strong selection of English ales, the Ship is great if you want to stop in for a pint or a full English dinner. It was an early adopter of pub trivia in OC, hosting live quiz nights for prizes long before it became a trend. And there are two ports to serve you: the larger original in Santa Ana and the smaller but quaint location in Fullerton. As its friendly motto goes, “You’ll be a stranger here but once.”
1120 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, (714) 550-6700; also at 709 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 871-7447; www.theoldeship.com.
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