England > Greater London > Holborn
Strebs (212) St. Louis, Missouri | July 2, 2011| Updated March 5, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Even though the decor is faux medieval done during the Victorian age, itís a real treat. Situated in an extremely busy section of London, the Cittie of Yorke offers a welcome respite from the crowds. As with all Sam Smith pubs that Iíve visited, the food was good and satisfying...definitely a cut above all other tied pub groups in England. That their bitter is consistently less expensive than the bitter at other pubs is a plus, but I canít but be disappointed that the other beers in Sam Smithís range, that are exported to the US, are never available in their London pubs...no Imperial Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Taddy Porter, or Old Brewery Pale Ale...all superior to their bitter on tap.
kwik-lime (52) London, England | June 12, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 9/20
Not really a fan as Sam Smiths goes. Downstairs food bit feels like a pub, not a school canteen. Most Smithes have a far nicer ambience. Selection is Smithsí standard, which is nice, but available all over London in nicer settings.
beansoup (22) , | April 22, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Itís a Sam Smithís house, so itís OBB or nothing. Like drinking in an old hunting lodge. Probably.
ladnewton (184) London, England | March 16, 2011| Updated March 25, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pubís main attraction is architectural, but the Sam Smiths beers are well kept as well which is a bonus. I have never eaten in this pub therefore left the food rating blank. We were served quickly on a busy Friday night on my January visit with a friend, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Loads of "snugs" and discreet intimate corners to drink in. Well worth a visit for the experience.
DanielBrown (295) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Beautifully quaint pub, with an underground chimney thing. I enjoyed the draught stout here - a good central location.
nate2g (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | March 14, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Another Sam Smiths pub. Beautiful pub though with wooden fitted interior. Wide hall style with charming booths along the side. Massive wooden vintage vats on display above the bar. Ten hand pumps available. It was busy at lunch time with locals chatting away about football and, er well football. Fun place.
Christian (240) Odense, Denmark | September 10, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very beautiful. I had a lot of new ratings, but once you have done Samuel Smiths there is nothing new to return for.
dbasil (3) | February 19, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A Sam Smithís pub is better, IMO, than the other biggies. Plus, this is the lowest amount Iíve paid for a pint since a visit to Newcastle in 1999. Sure, itís full of douchebags that work in the high rises (er, like me....), but the beer is tasty and inexpensive.
EFC1878 (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fascinating Sam Smiths pub in Central London. Wonderful downstairs area. Beer is almost free by London standards. Great atmosphere, it’s very easy to spend all day here.
Svesse (239) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 18, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Impressive Samuel Smiths pub on High Holborn. Really beautiful place with several meters up to the ceiling, a long bar and several small booths along the walls. One cask ale, Old Brewery Bitter, and a decent selection of Sam Smiths bottled beers (cold as ice). Efficient staff, but Iím not sure they had much of a clue to what they were serving. Nice place though, worht a visit for a couple of ratings.
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