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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

#34 of 1,250 Nightlife in London
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Address: 145 Fleet Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7353 6170
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Quirky Pub With Great Staff

Atmospheric pub which was well worth a visit. Thank you to the very accommodating staff who were so patient with us and allowed us to put tables together so our group of 10 could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Matfield, United Kingdom

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Matfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmospheric pub which was well worth a visit. Thank you to the very accommodating staff who were so patient with us and allowed us to put tables together so our group of 10 could sit together - on a Saturday evening. We hadn't booked and it was busy so we really appreciated this. Prices good for London too! Made for... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved it--great location, wonderful pub food, and who doesn't love to eat where Charles Dickens and P.G. Woodhouse ate? Reservations recommended. We didn't have them and had to wait a bit, but it was worth the wait.

Thank LmDalton
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been visiting here for many years and always enjoy myself. The decor old and mostly original with an open fire (smokeless fuel) in the top bar during winter months. The the food is good and menus are varied, to be eaten either in the bars or the restaurant and Sam Smith's bitter at around £3 a pint in central London.... More 

Thank Allconsuming
North Bay, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Thursday afternoon in November around 3PM. We were seated in the basement and were the only ones there. The upstairs looked much nicer but was closed at that time of the day. The female bartender/waitress was friendly enough. Both of us ordered bangers and mash which were okay - would have liked them to be hot... More 

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful location and atmosphere. Food and drink are very good too ! It was really a lovely experience !

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Overton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going here. This is a very old place. Brags about being a haunt of lots of famous folks. It's very dark and crowded but reasonably priced and the food was excellent. Would certainly recommend this place. (Not sure, however, if you have little tired ones, they would do well here. It was very loud and close).

Thank LeAnn B
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A maze of rooms stacked from cellar to attic all exuding a homey intimacy and an overwhelming sense that you could easily imagine yourself bumping into and spilling a pint with Dickens, Twain, Conan Doyle, Chesterton, Wodehouse - all former regulars of this place. The multi-level cellar rooms all have an enchanting gloom of their own. The food was surprisingly... More 

Thank Gary D
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is quite deceiving. It looks small from the outside but it's like a maze inside. Well worth a visit. It's also the cheapest place for a pint that we found in London.

Thank Stanluci
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not one to dole out such low scores, but this place really pushed my buttons. After about 6 drinks (all of which are in-house, off-brand knock-offs), I took it upon myself to order a plate of fish and chips just before the kitchen closed. My friend's card wasn't working, so I covered her food, too. Then the se thing... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother, who loves London, had told me about this place ans said it was a must see. We happened to stumble upon it while walking around and decided to take a much needed break. Lots of stairs to go down to the lower level, but this is the level where all of the history is...great bartender who we asked... More 

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