The Cheshire Cheese


Head to historic The Cheshire Cheese for a traditional London pub experience, with leaded windows, dark wood interiors plus various knick-knacks and memorabilia on show.

Built in the 19th century and once frequented by Dr. Samuel Johnson who lived in the neighbourhood, the pub now has three levels and serves classic British pub fare, including the signature fisherman's pie.

Venue Details & Map

The Cheshire Cheese

5 Little Essex Street
+44 (0)20 7836 2347
Public transport:
Temple, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Cheshire Cheese

4.0 out of 5
06 August 2017
by John K.

Came in for a beer after work. Very cool atmosphere. Very old. The bar had so much character with different rooms and levels. Good selection of beers and spirits. Would definitely stop back in. more

2.0 out of 5
21 January 2016
by Christopher R.

It's all about the history here, and as a North American, I'm a pushover for anything over 200 years old. Other than that....typical pub with typical prices.

Pleasant experience marred by an ogre-like bartender. I was in its street-facing pub last Friday night, and was astonished at how rude the (Australian) bartender was. At 11:30 he brusquely demanded that everyone leave immediately... more

5.0 out of 5
24 February 2018
by Jason S.

Charlotte like the web recommended the Scottish Eggs and they were lit AF. Best pub in London more

5.0 out of 5
23 February 2017
by Olzhas S.

This is very ancient place. But this can be said only about its appearance and history. Beer and food are very fresh and tasty. I drank Samuel Smith and ate fish-n-chips. Everything are very tasty. Furnishing is very medieval, vibe is friendly. The barman is very charismaric, he looks like young Paganini with his appearance and hair. I will comeback to this place without fail. more

4.0 out of 5
13 February 2016
by Tracey S.

This quaint little pub tucked away from the bustling streets of London is a rare little gem. The street it resides in has few foot traffic which I suppose would prove popular with office workers from the nearby buildings. I came here on a Friday evening and the place was filling up nicely. Price wise is fine. What I do have a niggle about is that food stops being served 9:30 ish which is a... more

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