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Ye Olde Mitre

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Ye Olde Mitre

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1 Ely Court Ely Place, London EC1N 6SJ England
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abearfellow wrote a review Dec 2019
633 contributions206 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Simon wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice old English pub, happy I visit pub, good English warm beer nice for cold day in London, I will visit again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon.
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IAN D wrote a review Nov 2019
Wigan, United Kingdom17,924 contributions3,009 helpful votes
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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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Hi Ian, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you soon, we also do hot sausage rolls now as well.
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Onlineve wrote a review Aug 2019
24 contributions1 helpful vote
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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!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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marymary27 wrote a review May 2019
Scarborough, United Kingdom651 contributions191 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre
Responded May 29, 2019
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
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