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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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Activities: Drinking
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Unbelievable surroundings, its like going back in time. Half close your eyes and you can see in your mind's eye Doctor Johnson sitting in the candlelight in the Chop Room. Range... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps the coolest pub I've ever been in. It displays all of the history and character of an English pub without any attitude. It is cavernous in scope and takes you back in time to a different age. A must stop in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited this pub earlier this week, on Fleet St. Down an alley....but what a gem! You have to try this! As it's owned by the Samuel Smith brewery, it only sells his ales and spirits, but the prices are fantastic value, and about half of an ordinary pub price. Outside is the sign which tells you it was rebuilt... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were so excited to go visit the historic pubs in London. We were quickly saddened when pub after pub we didn't meet Londoners but folks from everywhere but England. Most couldn't tell you the history. Not Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese though. All were English and happy to share the history of the pub. You could tell they are proud... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unbelievable surroundings, its like going back in time. Half close your eyes and you can see in your mind's eye Doctor Johnson sitting in the candlelight in the Chop Room. Range of beers, and their quality, has to be one of the best in London. Really nice staff, good food. One tiny criticism; the bubble and squeak needs cabbage and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great British pub experience - the Sam Smith bitter alone is worth the trip. The traditional pub food is also quite good. Stop in for a pint and stay awhile! p.s., watch your head when you visit the restrooms...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Parts were rebuilt after the great fire, but there had been a pub here since 1538. There are a lot of rooms throughout a number of floors, but still gets very busy during mealtime hours. It Is a very popular place for tourists and locals alike. Has some nice coal burning fireplaces for those rainy days. Very good food, including... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

An interesting very old pub, right off Fleet Street. Once you find the place, there is a good range of drink and food. The waitstaff are very pleasant. There are a number of narrow and low head height stairs, lots of steps and narrow passages, so this is not for those who cannot handle those situations. All up worth having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is one of the oldest pubs in London, visited by famous people such as Charles Dickens!!! This was a really neat place to have lunch in modern London!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Quite a funky set up to this place ,several different rooms to drink in,main floor ,basement and sub basement.Hallways are narrow as well as the staircase .It is a unique spot to stop for a pint .Mostly cask ales /beers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So the pub is sort of hidden inside the street unless you are smart enough to spot the sign from a distance. Entrance is very non-dramatic, almost underwhelming. But as you start browsing through the dark rooms start opening up on different floors. Take your pick as you find a table available. We ate in the Chop Room. Fish and... More 

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Address: 145 Fleet Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7353 6170
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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