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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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Address: 145 Fleet Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7353 6170
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Drinking

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Classic old pub feeling

This pub has a lot of history and it feels like it. Dark and cozy it have the feeling of stepping back in time. Grab a seat in the front bar next to the coal burning fire place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went there yesterday as a work thing - someone was leaving - and I had never been here before. It is tucked away up a small quaint alleyway off the mad hustle bustle of Fleet Street!! Once in, you would never know you were in a very busy part of modern London as you are transported back in time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This was our second attempt to visit as had previously visited on a Sunday. What a great place! The atmosphere is different in every level and great food and drink. Prices excellent for London. Was quiet during the day on a Saturday but that's wonderful compared to many other places. It's authentic and that includes the peeling plaster.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This pub has a lot of history and it feels like it. Dark and cozy it have the feeling of stepping back in time. Grab a seat in the front bar next to the coal burning fire place, that was Dickens favorite seat. Have a beer and chess and pickle sandwich, and you may forget you took the tube there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Brilliant little pub, on Fleet Street, great food and drink. People visiting this place will feel like they have stepped into history, and will also feel like they 'found' it! Which is always a great feeling. Busy, but not hundreds of people, and the cellar bar means that you can spread out over the 5 floors. A fun experience, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Felt like I was whisked back in time. Everything about this place made me feel I was in a place that had history and stories in every crevice. The coal burning fire was a welcome retreat from the rainy London afternoon. The stilton cheese board with chutney with a hand pulled pint was just perfect. Must do!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a lovely olde inn, you definitely get the idea of what it was like many years ago...good if you fancy a drink and some history in one!

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

One of The oldest pubs in the city, rebuilt in 1667 after the great fire. Serves up restaurant style food up front in the room with a fire place. Rest of the place does pub style food. The beer is outstanding Sam Smith's on pulls plus some others. There are so many small rooms through out on different floors like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Been to this pub several times with family and friends. In the past it was a way to spend a charming evening on a visit to London with friends and family. Haven't been for a long time and had a hankering for a chicken and mushroom pie from this pub and a pint of bitter to wash it down. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just lean in and take a look, we were told, you don't have to eat there. "It's a spit and sawdust floor kind of place," said the woman at Dr. Samuel Johnson's house. We looked in, there was sawdust on the floor, and we went inside and ate -- and were very pleasantly surprised. We wound up sitting next to... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

called in the pub for a drink to my surprise it was sam smiths Yorkshire bitter pulled just as we like it up north with tight sprinklers it is an amazing place (like the guy Fawkes house in York ) past Cheshire cheese customers were Charles dickens ,mark twain it as saw dust on the floors and candles everywhere and... More 

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