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 301 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

4.0 out of 5
31 May 2018
by Alice K.

Overall, not a bad place to have a beer. I think more than anything, one would go for the experience and for the ambiance, knowing that this is a place that has catered to people for hundreds of years. This is kind of an amazing thing, if you really stop and think about it.

However, the beers themselves weren't phenomenal (though traditional) and the food was just ok. It can get crowded... 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

2.0 out of 5
28 May 2018
by Kaitlin W.

Went here because of a recommendation from a friend. However, I would not recommend it.

It's definitely a traditional pub and the atmosphere was added to experience of "traditional pub" but the food had absolutely no flavor to it and was somewhat cold. I got the cheese, onion, and leek pie and my mum got the fish and chips. We both felt the food had no flavor to it. The fish also had a lot... more

4.0 out of 5
08 June 2018
by Jonathan V.

This was a really good meal. It may have deserved 5 stars. I ordered the 3 sausage meal with mashed potatoes & onion gravy, and it was very good. Wife ordered the fish & chips, and it was also very good. Neither one of us liked the mushy peas that came with the fish. There was malt vinegar on the table, and the waiter brought ketchup and tartar sauce in 2 separate small bowls. The waiter also... more

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