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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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Great Old Pub!

We came to this very old pub without a reservation. Much of the pub remains as it was from the 1600's. Very interesting history here. We waited about half an hour for a table in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Really nice Ye Olde pub, very quirky looking and very large inside and a massive range of ales and beers on offer which are fairly priced (at least for Central London). The food is also quite decent, and large portions for fair prices. We were a group of three and had the fish and chips, steak and kidney pudding and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came to this very old pub without a reservation. Much of the pub remains as it was from the 1600's. Very interesting history here. We waited about half an hour for a table in the small dinning room upstairs. We ordered the roast beef dinner special and was very nicely surprised. The beef was cooked as we requested and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was our favorite pub that we visited. The bartender was by far the friendliest person we met while in London. Would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of my favourite pubs in the whole of London - where Dickens and Dr. Johnson used to booze. I prefer the bar deep down some ridiculously steep and narrow stairs, where you can get the finest pies in the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great traditional pub in the heart of London. It serves great beer at good prices and good food (best to book a table). It is quite dark inside and has lots of character. An excellent pub especially as the nights draw in!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This used to be a place that could be relied upon fto take visitors who had never been to London before. The basics are still there - the historic building with the narrow winding staircases and the timber-panelled rooms; and really good British food with an idiosyncratic wine and beer selection. Sadly, the service has lost the plot. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I imagined how Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese would look to a twelve or thirteen-year-old who had wandered into the place for the first time. Above all it is dark inside and perhaps spooky with all that old wood everywhere and those portraits staring down at you from the walls. Dr. Johnson in particular looked imposing, so imposing in fact you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of the oldest pubs in London but is miss able. Its dark and dreary inside and the food is just so-so.. If you've got lots of time in London then go, but if you only have a few days, don't waste it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There are a few pubs that are must visits when one is in London and this is one of them. With almost 400 years of history and a charm all it's own, one must stop for a pint here. The pub is made of many rooms, descending further and further into the cellars. Coming here is a journey back in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Step back in time by visiting this famous old pub. Sit next to Samuel Johnson's very own chair or in Dickens' favorite spot. Wonderful beer from Samuel Smith. Food is traditional and a bit heavy.

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