Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís) | Fleet Street, Greater London
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Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
Good based on 29 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

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

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Hours: 11:30-23:00 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun


Mayor: Cunningham (6) | 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 Cider Reserve 27, Samuel Smiths Wheat Beer 53, Samuel Smiths Extra Stout 86, Samuel Smiths Double Four Lager 35, Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask) 48, Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout 99, Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale 90, Samuel Smiths Pure Brewed Organic Lager 48, Samuel Smiths Dark Mild 47, Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 97
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29 reviews for Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smithís)
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  69%
 Selection  55%
 Food  64%
 Value  77%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  80%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
juan13  (33) 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  (134) , 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  (474) 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  (853) 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  (504) 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  (211) 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  (434) , 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.

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