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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Venue Details & Map

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 251 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

5.0 out of 5 28 September 2016
by Angelus K.

One of my favorite pubs in London. A lot of pubs claim ancient provenance, and some of them are even seem plausibly Victorian---but Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is plausibly ancient. Of course, the original bar burned down in 1666 (this isnt all that far from the monument), but this bar has had many famous drinkers, from Samuel Johnson to Benjamin Franklin.

It's kind of a tourist trap,...more

5.0 out of 5 28 August 2016
by Pattie L.

Service at least with the young man that took care of us was great! Everything he recommended was delicious and he was pleasant

Beers to order... the Taddy and the Bitter!

Food to order.. sausage and mash, bubble and squeak and the toffee dessert for sure! The cheese tart was interesting but I wouldn't say a must order.

Try to eat in the Chop room! It's the room with the adorable Parakeet...more

3.0 out of 5 28 August 2016
by Stephen S.

Came here on a recommendation from a friend. Loved the maze-like ancient space and decor. Very Old-London. Beers were great, service was nice.

Fish and chips were eh. Skin was still on (blech) and it was oozing frying oil. Like way too much. Chips were nice. Redeeming factor was the divine sticky toffee pudding. Served with custard as God intended man to serve it.more

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 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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