Ye Olde Mitre

Ye Olde Mitre, London: Hours, Address, Ye Olde Mitre Reviews: 4.5/5

Ye Olde Mitre
4.5
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
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Farringdon • 4 min walk
  • Chancery Lane • 4 min walk
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annie
Sale, UK234 contributions
Great little place
Sep 2021
We were advised to come here for lunch by an old friend and it didn't disappoint! You'll have to look carefully to find it but it's a typical old (1547?) London pub. Proper beer and lager, only toasties for lunch ( all we wanted) and beautiful old wood panels and furniture. You must go!!
Written September 28, 2021
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abearfellow
630 contributions
Great place. Time your visit carefully.
Nov 2019
We've been coming to the Mitre on and off for 30 years. It is either a very popular , crowded, noisy tourist spot OR a nice quiet little local london pub. We worked hard over the years to make it the latter and, to this day we can time it such that we are only there with a few other people.
There are two sides and we always prefer the small one - if you've ever heard the term "a snug" well this is a pretty good example of one.
We learned long ago that lunch time and after work time are the most crowded and noisy. We plan to arrive maybe mid afternoon - around 2. The cheese and onion toasties are a great tradition here. one would be a reasonable lunch - two people with reasonable appetites could share 3. Lots of beer and cider available. We miss the Friary Mieux though. It was pretty special. If you ever had it and enjoyed it, it is still available in some pubs in London.
As mentioned elsewhere it is kind of hard to find but if you ask directions for St. Ethelreda's church in Ely Place, the pub is just down a small passageway.
The famous tree in the corner of the pub seems to be a bit forgotten because there is no signage and I think there used to be a light in there but it is famous. Our understanding - not mentioned by either the pub's website or wikipedia - is that, back in the 1500s, it delineated the boundary between the property of the City of London and that of the Bishop of Ely. It's an old tree.
Great place.
Written December 14, 2019
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Simon
3 contributions
Nice Pub
Dec 2019
Nice old English pub, happy I visit pub, good English warm beer nice for cold day in London, I will visit again.
Written December 7, 2019
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Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon.
Written February 5, 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,688 contributions
Hidden but great
Nov 2019 • Solo
Superb old pub located down a small alley off Hatton garden. Built in 1546 and very atmospheric with the wood panelled rooms. Serves great pork pies with mustard with great beer. Very lively pub
Written November 30, 2019
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Hi Ian, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you soon, we also do hot sausage rolls now as well.
Written February 5, 2020
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Onlineve
24 contributions
Historic hidden gem!
Aug 2019
Having been told fond tales about the Mitre by family who used to work in the area some 40+ years ago, we decided to try and find it on a recent visit to London. Whilst a little tricky to spot if you're new to the area it is truly a well hidden gem. We visited just before Lunchtime when by all accounts the place is rammed. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and the price of two beers was surprisingly cheap for central London!
Whilst you may struggle to get a seat at times it's thoroughly recommended!
Written August 14, 2019
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marymary27
Scarborough, UK701 contributions
Historic pub
May 2019 • Friends
We were shown this pub during a walking tour looking at the history of the area, so called in later. It is tucked away down a narrow passageway. Inside is displayed the trunk of a cherry tree which marked the boundary of the area owned at one time by the Bishops of Ely. I was not convinced it was a tree trunk! But interesting. The furnishings are wooden and traditional. Our visit was marred by a noisy group at a nearby table, but otherwise a nice place for a drink.
Written May 19, 2019
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Thank you for your review Mary. I am glad you enjoyed the history of the pub, the Cherry tree was also known for having been used as a Maypole for Elizabeth the first in a bygone era. It can get busy at lunchtimes, but if you alert a member of staff at the bar they will discreetly deal with any situation. Please drop by again and I can give you a more detailed historical tour. Hope to see you soon Judith
Written May 29, 2019
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Lo646
Reading, PA17 contributions
Valentine's day holiday
Feb 2019 • Couples
Excellent beers and friendly staff. The chocolate hazelnut stoudt was excellent. Scotch egg was good but the accompanying mustard was amazing.
Written February 15, 2019
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Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.
Written March 21, 2019
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Phil R
Braintree, UK388 contributions
Fantastic hidden gem
Dec 2018 • Business
Fantastic hidden gem - very old traditional London pub, with snooks and real fires blazing in winter
Complete antidote to all the plastic modern pubs in London - well worth a visit
Written January 17, 2019
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Hi Phil, Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again very soon.
Written January 23, 2019
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,607 contributions
Loved the front room seating and fireplace
Oct 2018 • Solo
Look for the light pole and a small opening to an alley with a Fullers sign over head. Located down this tight alley that opens up slightly is where you soll find the Ye Olde Mitre.

There is standing room outside by the main entrance as well as a rear open air space on nice evenings to socialize or for the smokers.

I was greeting by a nice young lady whom welcomed me and 'hand pumped' my Opening Gambit beer (£4.20). I had a seat a the front room bar where there are a few tables and benches and a very, very cozy fireplace. There is an additional and larger seating room on the opposite side of the bar.

The place has snacks, sandwiches and more. A cozy spot for a nice brew. Certainly recommended!
Written December 18, 2018
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Thank you for the 5* review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and received a good service. Hope to see you soon for another pint!
Written January 23, 2019
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Hils1967
London, UK34 contributions
Quick visit to Hatton Garden
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not a tourist pub - hidden down a narrow alley way between Hatton Garden and Ely Court.

Popped in for a quick drink and snack lunch. Unfortunately both were disappointing. My sausage roll was burnt on one side and very dry. And my husbands sausage melt toastie was also dry (and seemed to be missing or very sparse on the cheese melt). Our mulled wine drink (it was a week before Christmas) was bitter - my guess would be it was made by someone who’s never had a mulled wine before - but was easily improved by the few teaspoons of sugar I added.

On the plus side, this pub is worth a visit for its quaint location alone - hidden down a narrow alley-way off the beaten track. And the small wood-panelled bars and ‘snugs’ are cosy, authentic and transport back one’s imagination to by-gone centuries!

Written December 17, 2018
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