Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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Stooping to pass through the black wooden doorway of this Fleet Street legend means following in the wake of drinkers & hungry folk who have made their way here over the last five centuries. Inside, there’s a deep scent of oak, of ale & of history. A hostelry has stood on this spot since 1538, although the original was destroyed & rebuilt in 1666 after the Great Fire of London. Dr Johnson & Charles Dickens were regulars in the Cheese’s higgledy-piggledy, low-lit rooms, but now you’re more likely to rub shoulders with American tourists & local businessmen supping pints of bargain-priced Sam Smith’s beers. Many famous names have also frequented the Chop House restaurant, which dishes up old faithfuls such as steak & kidney pud, braised pheasant with bacon & celery or spotted dick with custard.

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street ,London EC4A 2BU

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Oct 2010

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Had the worst Sunday Roast of my life at this pub. We both had Roast Beef and at over £11 without vegetables, we were expecting something at least “good”. We were served a plate of gristle, fat and chewy meat which was rare and slimy. The roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings had clearly come from the freezer – really bad given the meal price. I sent almost all my meat back as I couldn't eat it. But what I was most angry at was the way I was treated once I complained. When I complained about the...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 1

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145 Fleet Street ,London EC4A 2BU

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Oct 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Another wonderfully preserved, cavernous, and multi-roomed old world pub, which is a joy to visit. It really is a beautiful building, and you can almost sense the ghosts of London's heroes and legends wandering through the place.. The food, drink, and service were not perfect, but still good, and the pub itself makes up for any little flaws.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street ,London EC4A 2BU

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Aug 2009

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Editor's pick As a rule in my universe of prejudice, if a pub is full of tourists, it is invariably disqualified from any further consideration as a drinking or eating venue. This rule is no longer valid, because Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese manages to accommodate all comers, and has done so for a very very long time. It's a relatively simple formula – take one enormous 17th century building, situate it down an alleyway, throw away the spirit level, ignore any ideas of allowing natural light to penetrate, line it...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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