Ye Olde Watling

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Ye Olde Watling was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1668 and we have been serving excellent beer ever since. We are the most historic pub in the Square Mile. We are famous for our great, traditional pub food, our 8 rotating award winning cask beers, our extensive gin and whisky collection and our friendly, fast service.


Average main course £12.00 per diner
Average food spend £25.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

Ye Olde Watling

29 Watling Street
+44 (0)20 7248 8935
Public transport:
Mansion House, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ye Olde Watling

3.0 out of 5
23 July 2017
by Matt B.

Came here for a drink on a Wednesday evening a few weeks ago. I was hoping for good weather as it is nice to stand outside but due to showers we were inside all evening. The interior is very small and so very crowded with the after work groups, it would be great on a cold winters night. I believe that it is one of the older pubs in the city so worth checking out for that alone! more

4.0 out of 5
19 March 2018
by Michael K.

Cozy little spot, very quiet in the afternoon.

Excellent meat pies. more

4.0 out of 5
12 August 2016
by Sue C.

3.5 stars

As a tourist who enjoys pubs, I was hoping to spend a bit of time in the London sunshine enjoying a pint during my week in London. I was thrilled when I found a historic pub crawl in a guide book and a couple of the recommendations were placed I already had bookmarked. I decided to go for it!

Let me tell you, Ye Olde Watling was hard as fuck to find. As of August 2016 there is... more

5.0 out of 5
11 December 2015
by Chad S.

Wow, what history. One of a handfull historic and exceptionally old pubs in Lindon. Right next to St. Paul's, so don't miss. more

4.0 out of 5
11 July 2016
by Abhishek G.

This Bow Lane pub attracts a large after-work crowd. The drinks and food a are on point, if not especially remarkable, and service is prompt and polite. If you're looking a drink in the city and a great atmosphere on a weekday, you could do a lot worse. more

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