Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese


Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has a real olde world feel to it, having survived through the reign of 15 monarchs. It consists of a great number of bars and dining rooms reached by a labyrinth of passages and staircases. It is decked out with a dark wooden interior. Bar food is served as well as beers, traditional ales, wines and spirits, and there is also a restaurant. They can cater for private parties of up to 120 people.

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street
The City
+44 (0)20 7353 6170
Public transport:
City Thameslink, National Railway
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 244 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

4.0 out of 5 3 July 2016
by Jon L.

Steeped in history that goes back to 1538, this is one of London's oldest pubs. It was rebuilt after the great fire of 1666.

This place is like a labyrinth with six levels with different bars and rooms on each level.

Noted for being the frequent haunt of notable writers and poets; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mark Twain. It's said that Charles Dickens wrote the Tale of Two cities here...It...more

3.0 out of 5 9 June 2016
by Suzy K.

Satisfactory experience !!

Good beer, cheerful service, and inimitable ambience.


4.0 out of 5 12 April 2016
by Ami W.

Lovely old English pub. No, it really is old. It has lots of charm and best of all, it's reasonably priced. You may want to mind your head in this place though, you may struggle a bit if you're particularly tall.

You should venture downstairs, I've never been to a pub quite like it.

The staff were actually very friendly and it was great that the person we spoke to working behind the bar...more

5.0 out of 5 6 March 2016
by Sivilay H.

Cool pub tucked into a small alley off Fleet Street. We came here under a recommendation from a friend. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

There are a number of levels and rooms tucked away so it may come across as quite the maze. We ended up in the lower cellar floor. Be careful of your head as you duck down to go to the lower levels.

Service was good and the Steak and Ale Pie even...more

3.0 out of 5 27 December 2015
by Bethany W.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to give Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese a 3 star rating. This pub has been one of my favourites in London for the last 2 years however until this week I had never eaten in their restaurant or spent longer than an hour or so in there - sadly this week I did just that and the service really let the pub down.

We were seated in the restaurant and straight away the...more

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