Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís) | Fleet Street, Greater London
RateBeer
Places > England > Greater London > Fleet Street

Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
Good based on 27 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

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



Mayor: kerenmk (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 12


Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here



Beer Available At Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís) (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale 91, Samuel Smiths Pure Brewed Organic Lager 50, Samuel Smiths Dark Mild 47, Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask) 49, Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 97
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags



27 reviews for Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  71%
 Selection  55%
 Food  64%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  80%
90+
80
70
60
50-
Rating Distribution


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  (463) 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  (65) 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (850) Tourist Town (West), England | February 24, 2013
Well worth a visit for a great historical pub dating from the 1660ís. Sam Smiths so cheap for London but boring Sam Smiths cask. Iíve nomally gone for something of the keg taps - bottles are pricey! Split over 3 levels all downstairs from the entry - the feeling is cellars/dungeons - good atmosphere and usually fairly packed with a youngish crowd of office workers and some tourists of a weekday evening. No destination for good beer (simply adequate/below average for London) - but for a slice of history you should hit this one up!
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (461) Croydon, England | August 3, 2012
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a without doubt a classic London Pub. A great place to take non-beer type visitors to experience a traditional public house. Inside itís a bit of a warren Ė full of dimly-lit rooms with sawdust on the floor and fireplaces and such like. The beer is good value Samuel Smiths, so do yourself a favour and order an Oatmeal Stout or Taddy Porter and soak up the atmosphere. If you havenít been here before a visit is a must.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
idedek  (14) | June 5, 2012
It is considered the oldest pub in the city of london. rebuilt after the great fire. Itís a bit of a dark dreary pit but that adds to its appeal. cheese platter is pretty good. it is a sam smithís pub so if you are looking for other beers find another pub
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Strebs  (206) St. Louis, Missouri | April 23, 2012| Updated April 24, 2012
When you step through the close to get to the front door of Ye Olde CC, you step back into the 17th century. I really enjoyed my couple of visits there...itís a real treat for history deprived Yanks. As w/all Sam Smith pubs that I have visited, the food is a cut above other pubs, and the bitter is the cheapest in London...highly recommended.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (406) , England | March 29, 2012
Another fine Sam Smiths London Classic pub. Very cheap, because everything is brewery owned (the Gin, Vodka etc). Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter is always on draught, along with their normal selection of lagers and bottles. Multi roomed, I like the first on the right when entering, it is a drinking room, the rest favour the eating type people. Jet Black wood is the order of the day in here. Fleet Street was the home of the British Newspaper Reporters before they moved out in the 70ís, to be replaced by accountants and bankers, who donít seem to drink as much. They do come in and fill the place at lunchtime though, mostly to eat and get in the way! If you like history and drinking it in, or if you like history and drinking in it, this is a must for a visit while in London.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | February 6, 2012
Historic old pub, an anachronism surrounded by modern buildings, this place survives to remind you that drinking beer can still be a civil affair centered around good conversation instead of ESPN & Hooters. The Sam Smithís is particularly delicious here, I donít know why.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW  (15) Southampton, England | December 30, 2011
I have never really had a chance to explore the real architectue, as it is ALWAYS rammed. However, it does have a very historic feel to it, especially if you descend towards the bowels of the bottom bar. Sam Smiths is good, and still the cheapest pint in London. Food was good when we have eaten here, but service is always slow due to large numbers of customers. Worth experiencing, and possible better if you can get into the old top bar with the fire,

What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In



Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

WiFi
Children
Patio
Proper Glassware
Seasonals
Real Ales
Singles
Growlers
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50