In a small alleyway on the north side of Holborn opposite the Sainsbury’s offices, this is a small traditional pub run by Fullers although guest ales can be found here. It’s a popular place and the alleyway itself was crowded with people drinking here on a late afternoon in June, with plenty of suits coming here for an afterwork drink. The downstairs rooms were also busy, although the upstairs section was empty!
Visited on 4th January 2017. Tucked away down an alleyway off Hatton Garden this is an odd old place. It has 3 rooms with the bar in the middle and a oddly shaped outdoor space/alleyway with the gents at the end. Inside the venue is lovely with wood panelling, a real fire in the lounge, it’s small so not many tables but it is cosy with the fire going. Beer range has a selection of the Fullers core range plus a couple of guests (Sambrooks and Dark Star on my visit). My pint was well looked after and not too steeply priced. Definitely worth a visit for the pub, the beer you can probably pick up elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.