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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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History in comfort - food's nice too!

When you've just been looking round Samuel Johnson's house and trying on 17th century style clothes, then lunch at the Olde Cheshire Cheese is a good follow up. We were a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my friends are regulars, and we usually enjoy our time here, apart from the last three occasions. The landlord is a brute of a man, who bullies and belittles his staff. He appeared drunk one night, and started to bully the member of staff in the little front bar. The bartender held themselves in a professional matter, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

When you've just been looking round Samuel Johnson's house and trying on 17th century style clothes, then lunch at the Olde Cheshire Cheese is a good follow up. We were a bit disappointed on arrival to be shown to a very bland cellar to eat and decided not to stay, but on our way out we noticed a little room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best pubs I've been to, and would recommend it to everyone. I've been coming here for years, and pretty much drag everyone I know here. Some points: 1. This is a very old pub rich in history and rebuilt in 1667 after the Great Fire of London. Walking in, you're whisked back in time with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to visiting this establishment on our Monopoly tour of London. Unfortunately, the landlord was terribly rude and unwelcoming! The overbearing and obnoxious landlord and shrill landlady are highly unprofessional towards their customers and their poor staff who were very kind and accommodating to us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I did a lot of research of the different pubs in London before my boyfriend and I went on our trip, and it definitely paid off! Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has such a great atmosphere and friendly staff. My boyfriend and I had such a great time that we had to go back one last time our final night in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were pointed in the direction of the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese by a local bus driver, who said this was one of the best places in London to eat. We ate downstairs in the bar. I stuck with what I knew, a cheeseburger with chips. The burger was very, very good. It had "bacon" on it, but would probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This place puts the Q in quaint and makes the olde curiosity shop positively modern. Nice to see a range of higgledy-piggledy little rooms with open fires and no loud music ( in fact none at all in keeping with Sam Smiths rules). The beer was as good as in Tadcaster where it is brewed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Quintessential London. Excellent, hearty food, brilliant atmosphere and old fashioned, attentive service. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been a couple of times to this wonderful inn in the heart of the City of London. It's almost like something from Alice In Wonderland; hidden stairs, and underworld cavern and a delightful dark wood bar.I am not a massive fan of the London beers though, but in spite of this the pub itself is fantastic. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Myself and friends,always go out of our way to visit this great Inn. Being rather fond of good quality beer (ale), the Samuel Smiths is a real treat. I can't over the value fir money either! The building is interesting too,with a labyrinth of rooms going off in different directions. This place is history, dating back to late Tudor times.... More 

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