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 StreetThe CityLondonEC4A 2BU
- +44 (0)20 7353 6170
- Public transport:
- City Thameslink, National Railway
This pub is not on London's top tourist attractions list, but it might as well be. Every time I have a guest over from the other side of the pond, I conclude my Fleet Street tour with a sojourn up and down the many stairways and levels of this fabulous pub. The best part? It's older than at least a few dozen countries, mine being one of them!
Walking into Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese feels like...more
A little secret through the hidden alleyways off Fleet St. This place feels like stepping back 400 years ago. The bartender was amazing, the prices are decent (£8-10 for a main) and the food portions are generous. Come here if you're after an authentic pub experience.more
Literature nerd alert!! One of the oldest pubs in London, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese was the drinking establishment of choice for famous writers. Legend has it that Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities here, W. B. Yeats threw down some poetry, and even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired by a proper pint of Ale. The very environment of the pub arouses one's creativity. With dim lights, low...more
This stop was a highlight on our trip to London.
We read about it in the Frommers guidebook and hit it on a weekend afternoon. Surprisingly, there were very few people there. The service at the downstairs bar was fast and friendly.
We LOVED the cozy, unique "drinking rooms." That we were drinking a pint where Charles Dickens once drank was a fact that thrilled my husband. The fish and chips...more
Five for the pub, three for the food.
This pub is awesome. It's not too far from downtown and it is the perfect old, classic, traditional pub. You walk in and its almost like a maze - it has small adjoining rooms where you can sit, eat or drink. Its really fun - but always watch your head!
They had a good selection on draft and in bottles. Well rounded menu and kind staff. We got the fish...more