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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (Samuel Smith)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery BitterGood8
Picture 1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, Central London
Picture 2. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, Central London
Picture 3. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

05 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Unlike many tourist traps, the bar staff were engaging in conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00GoodBordering on excellent but for a vague faint haze
17 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Not quite so atmospheric in the front bar as on a cold winter's night with the fire crackling but hey ho a snip of a price for such a venue anytime. Conversational barmaid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Good
08 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Timeless pub that is always a pleasure to visit. No room in the Tap Room, so I sat in the corridor and was served through a hatch from the bar – I can’t think of another central London pub where you can still do that. Still £2:90 a pint in here – very cheap for the area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00GoodThis beer is so variable (but that is part of the joy of wooden casks). Tonight’s is creamy, woody and has hints of vanilla – I wish it was always like this.
07 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Amazingly, few in our group had been in here before and it was an eye-opener for some. At 10pm, quiet enough for us all to squeeze into the front bar. I think it would be fair to say that you come here for the atmosphere rather than the beer. Disappointed to find that the more-interesting Sam Smith’s bottled beers weigh in at around £6 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00AcceptableIn superb condition here, but it is a rather mundane pint.
17 Apr 2014 (HSB)
12:30 Had the right hand room to ourselves. Roaring fire. Very atmospheric.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00AcceptableA lacklustre beer.
09 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening near to closing time. The front small bar was just being swept of its tourist attraction sawdust for another day. Sam's at £2.90 pp.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00ExcellentVery smooth to the bottom of the glass
17 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A brief, after-work visit. Pub very busy but I managed to find a perch in the most interesting bar (the one on the right as you go in) which gives a hint of what many London pubs must once have been like.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00AcceptableA rather ordinary, brown, fruity bitter.
15 Sep 2010 (Andrew)
A friend of mine recommended this pub, oh, 8 years ago. It's taken me a while to try it. It's got a great interior with cosy, dark rooms and 2 bars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Samuel Smith's - Old Brewery Bitter4.00GoodGood slightly resinous, slightly fruity brown bitter.

About the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The pub sign. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good4
Acceptable3
Poor-

The pub is found in Fleet Street, Central London, EC4A 2BU.

Located in a little side alley, Wine Office Court, on the north side of Fleet Street. A 1667 pub with multiple, multi-level rooms. Upon entering from the alley turn immediately right for the most enchanting part of the pub - the little front tap room which perhaps Dr Johnson once frequented and has three handpumps and a roaring fire in winter.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 1 beer and tried it.

Map location

Postcode: EC4A 2BU