Cittie of Yorke (Sam Smithís)

22 High Holborn
Holborn, Greater London England WC1V 6BN
bar (Samuel Smith)  3.35/5.0 32 reviews
Mon - Fri 11.30-23.00 Saturday 12.00-23.00

Mayor: ManVsBeer (2) | Taps: 3 | Bottles: 5
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Christian  (248) Odense, Denmark | September 10, 2009
Very beautiful. I had a lot of new ratings, but once you have done Samuel Smiths there is nothing new to return for.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
dbasil  (3) | February 19, 2009
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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
EFC1878  (22) Manchester, England | November 29, 2008
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.
54
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Svesse  (252) Hšsselby, Sweden | October 18, 2008
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.
58
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Albertcampion  (7) , England | September 30, 2008
Beautiful Samuel Smith pub, previously known as Hennekyís. Vast 1920s íTudorí interior takes visitors by surprise. Itís a bit like drinking in the nave of a parish church. Needs to be crowded to have a real atmosphere, but I quite like it on saturday afternoons when itís quiet. Service is patchy but generally OK - the beer likewise. A better Samuel Smith pint is to be found up the hill at the Princess Louise.
50
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil  (427) Tallinn, Estonia | July 14, 2008
Lovely environment for a few SS ticks. Beers I had (the better ones, cask) mostly served well. Staff alas unable to cope with the idea of wanting a bottled beer that wasnít chilled to 3C.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
chriso  (528) London, England | August 12, 2007
Stunning building. Sam Smiths beers, including Old Brewery Bitter on cask. Thatís probably enough to attract visitors to London (but bear in mind that the Princess Louise, an equally stunning Sam Smiths pub, is just down the road). As well as the Sam Smiths bottles, which probably wonít be new to visitors, thereís an opportunity for completists to try some of the pretty dire Sam Smiths keg beers (and cider), if thatís your thing.
66
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 2, 2007
An awesome building which is the best outlet for Samuel Smith I presume. Very cheap prices are to be expected, but the beer range wonít keep you excited enough to hang around for more than an hour. Still, not too far from the Wenlock and holding pretty much the complete Sam Smith beer range if youíre looking for those.
58
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
downender  (382) Bristol, England | May 12, 2007
Only one real ale but has wide range of Sam Smithís bottles. Main selling point is the pub itself with its unspoilt interior and brewery paraphernalia. Service wasnít bad for central London. Would visit again.
58
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb  (558) Woodland, California | April 16, 2007
Not a big selection of real ale. However, it seems to have been a "brewpub" once upon a time, and all the old casks and ceiling ironmongery are still there. Little cubbies to pair up in. Good place to stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | February 5, 2007
Visited at about 3pm on a Friday, so it was already full of businessmen. Found myself a little booth in this old dark traditional pub. It was busy and the bar was a tad understaffed, but they were knowledgeable. Cheap, like most Sam Smiths pubs, Iíd visit again.

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