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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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

As one of the oldest pubs around this place oozes character from the sawdust on the floor to the narrow walkways and low ceilings. If you want a pint steeped in history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As one of the oldest pubs around this place oozes character from the sawdust on the floor to the narrow walkways and low ceilings. If you want a pint steeped in history and somewhere that feels like it could be the living room of a relative, I would highly recommend a visit

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George West, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It took us a while to find it, we asked a gentleman on Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd's neighborhood) and he pointed us to the sign above the alleyway which leads to this ancient pub. Inside it's cozy, warm, dark and mysterious and, fun. Great history, neat location. Great place to check out and have a pint.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing pub which is "soaked" in history. It is in a Grade Two Listed Building and all of the monarchs who have reigned during the pub's time are listed to the right of the door! We have been frequenting this wonderfully gloomy establishment for years and love it just on our own or with visitors. The atmosphere... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had the best hamburger ever here! Despite of the fact that is self service, I would go back anytime. The place is unique, the food and drinks are exquisite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For the pub historian or anyone in search of a pint with some history it's a great pick. A rabbit Warren of a place it's a wonderful old (the oldest) pub for a quick one or many. Worth the visit for the novelty alone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

History coming alive! Getting through the low roof staircases down (and back!) to the dungeons was fun. It was a pity that the kitchen closed at 22h00 on this Saturday night, and some had to go find food elsewhere. Worth a visit for a beer and atmosphere, but make dinner reservations elsewhere.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

if you are claustrophobic you might find some of the passageways difficult. Otherwise you are in for an old English treat. The building is in remarkable condition and its wonderful to sit there and drink in the atmosphere along with a pint of beer and some bread and cheese. Delightful.

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a find! Stumbled on it by accident, been several times. Sam Smiths beer so good and cheap. Wonderful old place. Book a meal in the chop house rather than the basic bar menu. Great traditional food at non London prices. I'll be back as often as I can

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You can really feel traveling in time... this old pub takes you centuries away as you go down each underground level looking for a table. All our travel group arrived here because of a recommendation of a friend who lived in London for some years, and it was really worth it. They don't have a lot of options to eat,... More 

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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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