Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street has stood on the same spot for centuries. The historic pub had to be rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Its dark, gloomy interior has hosted many famous figures including, reputedly, Charles Dickens, Dr Samuel Johnson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read More


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.

Venue Details & Map

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 298 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

5.0 out of 5
30 December 2017
by Steve W.

It's old and dungeon like. You'd be safe coming here if there was going to be an alien attack, as you are around 20 feet under ground surrounded by solid brick with no windows. It's dim lit and feels like you went back in time

They have the greatest drink I have ever tasted. Their bitter is absolutely wonderful. I was here 2 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was the highlight of... more

5.0 out of 5
11 December 2017
by Louis R.

Two London Pride pints for 4.45 quid? Why, yes.

Wow, they do have happy hour in Jolly Ole.

The steak and ale pie with vegetables and mash was so deelish.

I love that it's difficult to get a table in this Uber historic pub. It keeps you fat Americans outta here.

Cheers, mate. more

5.0 out of 5
20 April 2018
by Lisa F.

Lovely little pub known for being over 400 years old. Had a lovely light lager. 'Tis' was recommended by a Liam at the Borough Market. It was great to sit and enjoy the cellar on a rare hot day of London. more

4.0 out of 5
18 May 2018
by Zemin H.

We came here not for food, part of it for beer and other part is for history. Since someone mentioned that Charles Dickens and Mark Twins were here, just to pay tribute to these great authors and their books of my childhood. Environment-wise it's a traditional English bar with 3 floors and each floor contains semi-secluded sections. Good place for young people to fly their spirits. more

4.0 out of 5
15 May 2018
by Eugene G.

I'm almost tempted to rate the place at 3 stars, because the food was rather mediocre, but it could be my choice of a meal, so 4 stars it is.

First of all, the place is ancient. I mean really old. I mean eating in catacombs kind of old. The historical value for me was that this (supposedly) used to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's favourite haunt. I certainly liked to think so, and therefore I've... more

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