Ye Olde Watling


A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.

Venue Details & Map

Ye Olde Watling

29 Watling Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7248 8935
Public transport:
Mansion House, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ye Olde Watling

4.0 out of 5 5 August 2014
by Neli D.

We came here for drinks and Were nicely surprised as we have been to 3 other Nicholson's pubs by which we were dissapointed. Ye Olde Watling has nice selections of wines and cask ales. I had the Sauvignon Blanc by Oyster Bay and my boyfriend had 13 Guns (Ale) and both of us were very pleased. Will definitely come back for more.more

4.0 out of 5 18 November 2013
by Joanna M.

Holla at the church next door for having free wifi! We stumbled on Ye Olde Watling on our historic old english pub crawl adventure. Pubs are quintessential to the english way of life and there are a plethora of pubs that have stood the test of time with their own history behind them not to mention their own line of beers on tap. Seriously aside from the tourist must hit list, go on a trip...more

3.0 out of 5 10 June 2013
by Eve L.

This was our 1st dinner in London and it generally delivered what we were looking for. Overall, I'd give 3.5 stars, if possible. Ye Olde Watling has most of the important staples on its menu; fish and chips, meat pies, respectable beer list, etc. The preparation and presentation are good, but not spectacular, seemingly lacking passion or creativity. I think that may be due to the fact that...more

2.0 out of 5 26 September 2012
by Emma M.

BE CAREFUL ON THE STAIRS DOWN TO THE LOOS! I once watched in absolute horror as my poor (sober) sister tumbled down them right in front of me and there was NOTHING I could do about it. I still have nightmares about that.

This place gets absolutely packed on a warm Friday evening, and spills out into the narrow pedestrianised streets around it. Unfortunately there is no control on smoking...more

4.0 out of 5 25 October 2010
by Craig M.

One of the busier pubs in the area come 8.30pm on a Friday evening, we could here the chatter from this place from down the street when we were looking for our next waterling hole.

Once we'd settled in, we didn't leave until closing time - so I guess that says something right?

Gritty barmaids serving a decent range of booze in a wooden room which felt like it had some decent history...more

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