Cittie of Yorke (Sam Smithís)

22 High Holborn
Holborn, Greater London England WC1V 6BN
bar (Samuel Smith)  3.35/5.0 33 reviews
Mon - Fri 11.30-23.00 Saturday 12.00-23.00

Mayor: ManVsBeer (2) | Taps: 3 | Bottles: 5
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
BeardedAvenger  (119) Addlestone, England | July 18, 2016
Worth coming to for the old school decor, even if you donít like Sam Smithís. Luckily I donít mind their beers. Highlight of my last visit was a friend discovering that braziers are hot if you perch on them. Can get a bit busy and touristy, unsurprisingly.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
svastuber  (57) , Italy | May 13, 2016
love it
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Bjarte1  (116) , Norway | May 5, 2016
Historic pub: Long wooden floored, high ceilinged room with many booths down one side for cosy or raucous groups. Good selection of Samuel Smith beers and other drinks.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (950) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 18, 2016
We visited here on Thursday 17th March 2016, we being me, Dad and Barry. This is another place that I had been to before and quite frequently many years ago with Loz. Itís a 7-8 minutes stroll from Craft Clerkenwell to here and just 2-3 mins from The Penderel Oak. Itís on High Holborn and so is well connected transport wise with Chancery Lane underground just a couple of minutes or two walk and lots of buses plying there way along here. This is a most attractive place it always reminds me of an old baronial hall, I think a touch Germanic also, lots of old dark wood, a the right time of day this is a very atmospheric place but not today when it was heaving. We didnít hang around for long, beer choice is Sam Smiths so you know itís limited choice. A great place for a historic pub crawl.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (483) Kyoto, Japan | August 11, 2015
Wow what an amazingly cool bar, I feel like I am in the church of beer. Service was generic no idea about our stuff, lots of euro students but prices were good and the atmosphere fantastic. Most beautiful pub I visited. Bonus Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter served out of oak casks. Great selection of Sam Smith at good prices. Simply beautiful place, I am glad I stumbled on it.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | October 31, 2014
An attractive pub oozing olde worlde charm - thereís a drinking corridor leading to wood panelled rooms, little private booths in the main bar, a lofty roof space reminiscent of a Tudor banqueting hall and, on a ledge high above the bar, a collection of large wooden barrels. Unfortunately the beer choice is limited (itís a Sam Smithís pub) and the service can be painfully slow but itís worth a visit just to see the place. (Last visited 25 October 2014).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey  (158) Richmond, England | October 30, 2014
This is a lovely place to drink. Sam Smiths beers are fine, but a bit of choice would make this place world class and me a regular visitor. Visit during the day when it is quiet, because it loses all its atmosphere as soon as the city crowd pour in at 5.30pm.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76  (186) , England | June 2, 2014
One of theeee great old London pubs. Been here many a time in pre rating days. Not sure there are too many 1420 features still visible but it looks and feels like a very grand and very old pub. Wood everywhere. Old fashioned private drinking booths. Yep itís Sam Smith so the beers are limited but fine. If I was as Rich as Roman I would buy this place, serve craft beer and ban hipsters. Amen.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub  (866) Banbury, England | June 29, 2013
The last of our historic pubs tour of Holborn and Bloomsbury. The Cittie of York is a bit of a tourist trap with its long bar and cosy snugs. The beer is of the Sam Smiths range with one beer on hand pull then keg and bottles. Worth a look for its historic value if not for the beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | October 29, 2012
Visited here on 29th October í12 for no other reason than weíd been in Craft Clerkenwell and I wanted to show an American friend a grade II listed pub. I certainly didnít come for the great Sam Smiths beers! Last time I visited (2004/5) you could still pick up a pint of cask bitter for around the £1.60 mark when the rest of London was typically £2.50/60. Didnít really fancy the bland bitter so decided to split a bottle of something a little tastier and plumped for Oatmeal Stout from the fridge. Be Warned ... £5.50 !!! Should have checked, but was not expecting that price when you can buy better bottled beers imported from the US in London pubs for these kind of bucks so I donít see how SS can justify charging this for their own product in their own bar ! Live and learn I guess. Service was prompt and despite being here at 8pm on a Monday night all of the booths opposite the bar were taken. Good atmosphere filled with a mix of suits and tourists.

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