Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís) | Fleet Street, Greater London
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Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
Exceptional based on 24 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

145 Fleet St
Fleet Street, Greater London England EC4A 2BU [ print map ]
020 7353 6170



Mayor: Leighton (3) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 12


Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)

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Beer Available At Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís) (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask) 48, Samuel Smiths Dark Mild 45, Samuel Smiths Double Four Lager 39, Samuel Smiths Light Mild 37, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 71
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24 reviews for Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  71%
 Selection  55%
 Food  64%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  80%
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66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth  (172) the Containment Area, North Carolina | July 6, 2014
All so can say is this place is all about its ambiance. I guess itís arguably Londonís oldest pub. Service was good while we were there, but they were real busy, I mean it was busy, just not max busy. Beer selection is limited as they are a Sam smith house. Food was Basic English pub fare. Was good, not great. Itís all about the character of the place good for a visit, but I wouldnít go here much, with better offerings in the area.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer  (12) Stavanger, Norway | April 21, 2014
Surprisingly much space in a variety of different bars. Ended up in a somewhat younger part of the pub - a room with 25 seats. Ca. 10 beers on tap. Large selection of dishes incl. pies, sandwiches, salads, burger, ribs etc. On tap: ..Samuel Smith Taddy lager, Double four lager, Alpine lager, Pure brewed organic lager, Extra Stout, Old brewery bitter, Organic wheat beer, Dark Mild.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (172) Quebec | April 8, 2014
We went there on Monday around 7 p.m. Beautiful old-ish looking place where you go more for ambiance/history than for beer. Not much light (it add to the ambiance). Staff was quick to deliver beer, but not really friendly. Selection is only Samuel Smith, but thereís a decent variety of their beers on tap and in bottles. Thereís some food, but we didnít tried it. Prices are fair for London, but considering how cheap Samuel Smith beers are worldwide, it was a little expensive. A nice place to go with friends who arenít beer geeks. A must-visit once for the place itself and for the ambiance, but the selection isnít enough to keep you happy longer than for one or two visits.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (125) London, England | January 26, 2014
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon  (130) , Cyprus | October 30, 2013
If ever in London this is an absolutely GREAT pub to visit just for the building. Make sure you head to the basement floor amazing ambiance. Selection is purely sam smiths but very good value. You must visit this pub at least once!
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
juan13  (27) Bergamo, Italy | September 11, 2013
very interesting and historical ambiance. pump beers are served very well, perfect temperature and carbonation in my glass. food is quite good. the selection is quite poor because is a samuel smithís pub.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
McWorta  (106) , Luxembourg | July 22, 2013
Nice pub set on fleet street with the entry set aside. Dark wodden panaled inside with a tiny bar at first but covering several floors which expand out. Also a restaurant and pub grub was available though i did not have any but it looked pretty good and typically Sam smith priced which is unusual for London. Sam smith on tap and several different bottles available, too. Service was average non-smile London type with London prices for a pint. Overall a good pub though really worth the visit taking in the atmosphere and beer...
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Pep10  (30) , Sweden | June 7, 2013
It is a place you have to visit just for the history. You are transported back the minute you step through the door. Not a huge selection but enough for you to enjoy the atmoshere and friendly service. Look closely from the street and find the small alley to the entrance.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (400) Jylland, Denmark | April 15, 2013
No matter why you are in London, you simply have to visit this awesome pub :-) First time i visited this great place I had a lovely chocolate cake and a Taddy Porter, and I loved it. This old pub, time seems in one way to have stand still and yet its a perfect place to go for a beer, some food or some cake and coffee if you are touristing ( or pub crawling ) in London.. The pub have several rooms, fireplaces in each room, friendly staff amd beers are in a good condition... Make sure you visit this historic pub at least once :-)......
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz  (61) Erin, Wisconsin | April 10, 2013
I didnít want to ever leave this place. You can walk in there in the middle of the day and lose all sense of time within minutes. Open fireplace with ashes everywhere. Nitro beers. Low ceilings. Timeless. Love it.

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