La définition d’un trou perdu...mais en pleine ville. Complètement soustrait au regard urbain, l’ambiance y est spéciale. Ses couloirs extérieurs briquelés et le pub lui-même sont remplies d’une vie incessante. La définition même du club social c’est le Ye Olde Mitre tavern.
What a lovely pub. Hard to find but once you’re here, you’re here for a while. Two rooms (plus ’Ye Closet’), always crowded but space is maximised. Eight casks, mostly Fuller’s with some well-judged guests. Bottles from Fuller’s as well as a smattering of international craft. For a honeypot like this, the prices are decent (10p/pint more than my Cambs local). Pub heaven if not quiiiiite beer heaven, but worth a look-in on its own merits whatever criteria you use.
Have visited this place many times over the years. In fact it used to be a regular haunt when I worked in the area. I’m a bit of a sucker for pubs tucked away down alleyways and this one ticks the box there. I wouldn’t say it’s that hard to find - there’s a clear (if small) sign above the alleyway in question. Great atmosphere, although likely to be packed (it doesn’t take many to do that) with the after work crowd so pick your visiting time carefully. These days it’s a Fuller’s pub but you’ll only find a couple of theirs on the six pumps. An Adnams beer still seems to be regular. Otherwise it’s three guest beers which are not alweays the most exciting, although you may be lucky. More of a place to visit for the atmosphere & history than the beer range.
Wanted to visit this place because of it’s quirkiness, traditional boozer tucked down an alleyway, which I did walk past, your standard fullers selection along with a couple of guest, comprises of 3 small rooms with a central, there’s is an upstairs but didn’t go up there. Serves pork pies and cheeses toasties at very reasonable prices.
Very easy to walk right past it if you don’t know how to find it. Probably my favourite pub in London, not because of the selection (which is a little limited), but because of the pub itself and the atmosphere. Shame they aren’t open on weekends, though.
An old and one of the best hidden pubs in London. A tine little pub gem. Great ambiance, no argue about that! You can feel the history while you enjoy a well kept cask ale. (Visited February 28th 2014)
Again this is one of those pub which you must visit for it’s great building and location. One of the very few pubs that you’ll find in alley ways in London. Selection however is quite disappointing and nothing more interesting than some comerical lagers.
very nice pub full of character ,a pub like the pubs used to be , central location but quite difficult to find .. not a great selection but this place does not need it you don.t come in here for trying something you never had before, but for the pub itself ..obviously you get a proper pint of real ale with deuchers often on tap .. good the toasties too ... great old fashioned pub !!
I thought Brussels had the monopoly on the best bars down alleys, but London is catching up fast in my estimation. This is a lovely little place tucked away from any prying eyes and far from the madening crowds of tourist London.
Busy, but friendly place, bar staff chatty, as were the locals. Beer quality was good and served without fuss. Adnams beers at all times and on my visit Dark Star had a beer on pull too.
Quaint but not cheesy, this is a proper old pub with proper old customers. Some pubs have character and some have characters that use them, this has both!
Now I know where it actually is, it will become a regular venue when in London (closed at weekends).