It looks like The Ship and the bike shop next door (currently Loaf cafe) always had a connection, it's the same building, and you used to be able to pass from one to the other. There are more details in the fabulous Tales From The Tap Room, [ebay=Tales From The Tap Room]ebay it, I have a copy and it's great[/ebay]. Now that connection is being opened up again, it looks like The Ship is expanding back into the next door premises. Will it be a new bar? Part of the restaurant? Who knows? No-one is telling me, but everyone seems to know about it.