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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4A 2BU.
Tel: (0207) 353 6170
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Reviews of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese


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3rd Dec 2012 - This is a great pub. Full stop end of argument. It is a Sam Smiths pub with 2 cellar bar areas below and some medieval inn style rooms upstairs. The only one I've not sat in is the one on the left as you walk in. Looks more restauranty and is always booked as a private party. Even on this visit when it was finally empty I was to much of a pussy to go and have a look incase I got told off. Apparently I wasn't the only one as the whole place was packed and every seat was taken. Maybe the room is haunted. The ground floor felt like it was where medieval posh people would sit and sup an ale, the 1st basement felt like a wine cellar and the lower basement with its trestle tables felt like where the poor people used to drink. No idea if that was the way it happened but it certainly is the way it happens today with the scum sinking to the bottom. I was in the bottom bar thanking the lord another chain didn't own it as a single fosters/carling tap would have ruined the look. Somehow the Sam Smiths ones don't and seem very old fashioned and fitted the amazing interior perfectly although the Pure brewed one is rapidly heading towards ruining that. Anyway Great pub I suggest you all visit and mind your head when you do as there are plenty of low ceilings to bang your head on if you some kind of buffoon.
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20th Jan 2006 - Good food, and lots of rooms hidden away across 3 different floors (which take you right down in to the basement). Makes you feel like Henry VIII could walk through the door any minute with a flagon of ale and a wench on his arm!! The American tourists lap this sort of pub up, it's exactly how they imagine all pubs in the UK look! I think the Cheshire Cheese down the road opposite the Royal Courts of Justice is a bit better to be honest. Still, can't complain, good ale and food.
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18th May 2005 - As you enter this fine old pub (rebuilt 1667) the first thing that you smell is the open fire in the bar that will be on your right. This place is cavernous, plenty of small bars wood panelled bars to hide away in or hire if you want. Sam Smith's beer so it's cheap too. Most people here are either office people on lunch or tourists.
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BrewerySam Smith's


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FoodFood available


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City Thameslink 0.2 miles


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