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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

#20 of 1,264 Nightlife in London
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City of London
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Address: 145 Fleet Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7353 6170
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So hard to miss!

I have walked by this old pub 20 times but never noticed it. It's right on Fleet Street, but the entrance is off a side alley and the frontage unimpressive. I visited because I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kim B
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have walked by this old pub 20 times but never noticed it. It's right on Fleet Street, but the entrance is off a side alley and the frontage unimpressive. I visited because I had seen a review in the New York Times some while ago. True to its advertisement, it is a very old place filled with rabbit warren... More 

Thank Kim B
Parker, CO
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a an amazing pub with our opinion of the best beer we found in London (2 days). The pub is approaching 500 years old and looks it, yet is comfortable and inviting for visiting with friends. We visited around 4pm on a Monday and it was quiet, but not empty. Staff was friendly. You really know how old... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a great place to dine. The wait staff is rude, they demanded cash in the bar,( tax authority note) and only sold wine by the bottle. The bartender looked like she just climbed out of bed, and had the nasty attitude to match. The place is FILTHY !

Thank Melissa A
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place to stop off and enjoy lunch or just a glass of ale. Full of corridors and history. It is believed Charles Dickens used to frequent this drinking facility, apparently sitting near the fire in the bar. Lots of atmosphere. I will return!

Thank Clowny45
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the atmosphere, especially if you're in a group/traveling with friends. This is a fun pub with multiple rooms/bars to grab some pints and socialize. However, it gets quite crowded with both locals and tourists, so in my opinion, an ideal situation would be to make it a stop for a beer or two on a greater pub crawl... More 

Thank jahn716
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the chance to drop in for a lovely pint of ale. Very old. Like stepping back in time. Great service and friendly atmosphere. Look out for polly parrot.

Thank Ian L
London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool pub! Its kept as it was. Found down a side alleyway on Fleet Street this pub offers you the vintage feeling of the good ol days. Way back. If you make your way down to the cellar you will find vintage branded beers and spirits that contribute to the feeling of being back in time. I... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you look for meat pies and Google "Ye Olde..." Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese immediately comes up. Fascinating historic place with two subterranean levels where you place your order at the bar. Rebuilt in 1667, people were shorter then, so if you are tall, duck everywhere. We ate in one of the cavelike subterranean levels and I could have gotten... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great pub! Really interesting with great staff, beer and atmosphere! I can imagine at peak times it is a little stuffy but well worth a visit!

Thank Dan S
Oxenhope, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here on a few occasions and it really is like stepping back in time, not eaten but the dining area that I could see was busy. Just off Fleet Street, tucked away down an alley near Samuel Johnson's house, fresh sawdust on the floor, dim lighting and all really old, we had a well earned drink having walked from... More 

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