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Ye Olde Mitre (Fuller, Smith & Turner)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney IPAExceptional1
XT Brewing - 4 Mellow AmberExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CrackendaleExcellent1
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Excellent1
York - Yorkshire TerrierExcellent1
Harbour - India Pale AleExcellent1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark RoastExcellent1
Dark Star - 80 ShillingExcellent1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAGood1
Wadworth - 6XGood1
Cotswold Spring - StunnerGood1
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleGood1
Wadworth - HorizonGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood2
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Battle AxeNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Rudgate - Rudolph's RuinNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Thwaites - Yule Love It!Not Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Dark MildNot Tried0
Portobello - PaleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - FrontierNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Abbeydale - MoonshineNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London
Picture 2. Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London

Visits Details

08 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
First stop on a pubcrawl of classic pubs of the area. The Lounge is initially fairly quiet and it's a good opportunity to absorb the timeless ambiance of this pub (the interior is largely 1920s, rather than the sometimes-claimed 1620s).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Crackendale5.20ExcellentVery pale with excellent hop flavours.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
07 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Evening visit for the Annual Beer from the Wood evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark Roast4.50ExcellentFrom the wood, excellent.
XT Brewing - 4 Mellow Amber3.80ExcellentFrom wooden cask tonight.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Frontier4.50Not Tried
04 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
My first time in here since Scotty’s retirement. So far as I could see, not one thing has changed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
York - Yorkshire Terrier4.20ExcellentReally enjoyed this.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
16 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and my third pub of the day, I had a pint and a cheese and onion toastie. I delighted in using my 15% discount card for my pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Excellent
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
11 Aug 2014 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and very busy with normal trade, a SPBW meeting, and a Camra crawl led by Mr. Slaughter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Good
Wadworth - 6X4.10GoodServed from a wooden cask which gave it a slightly sour taste.
15 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
This is the third, or maybe fourth, time I have come here for an East London & City CAMRA Pub of the Year award presentation. Congratulations to Scotty and Kath. I couldn’t stay long actually and left after the speeches but before the buffet. It is typical of Scotty’s generosity that he gave me a boxed 2013 Fullers Vintage Ale bottle to take home with me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harbour - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentSomething of a classic of this popular style I think.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Dark Mild3.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Portobello - Pale4.00Not Tried
17 Dec 2013 (HSB)
15:40 Our group was passing by and two of us could not resist going in. Once again many years since I had been in. As good as it always was.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not Tried
Rudgate - Rudolph's Ruin4.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Thwaites - Yule Love It!4.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit to deliver the 2014 GBG Licensee Pack to Scotty (who turned out to be away on holiday).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotswold Spring - Stunner4.00GoodStraw-coloured, malty beer, with some hop character and a dry finish.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
14 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. From Ely last night to Ely Court tonight. Scotty the Guv had been to GBBF. The pub is using GBBF week to showcase Highland Brewery wares.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney IPA4.80ExceptionalFirst rate, faultless with head and condition. Intriguing sweet and bitterness mix
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus Ale5.20Not Tried
Dark Star - 80 Shilling4.80Not Tried
12 Aug 2013 (ChrisE)
Busy with GBBF volunteers downstairs and a meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood upstairs. I was pleased to see that the pub is still doing good value toasties.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00ExcellentA superb dark mild, I really enjoyed this.
Dark Star - 80 Shilling4.80Excellent
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00GoodThis came on when the Horizon ran out, also served from a wooden cask.
Wadworth - Horizon4.00GoodFrom a wooden cask.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried

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About the Ye Olde Mitre

The pub sign. Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent17
Good12
Acceptable6
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Holborn, Central London, EC1N 6SJ.

Located in Ely Court in Ely Place just off Hatton Garden. Old fashioned wood panelled pub straight out of Elizabethan times (built in 1546) tucked down a side alley offering no nonsense beer and plain simple food with no frills. The pub is technically in Cambridgeshire (Ely being in Cambridgeshire) and the licensees used to have to go there for their licence. Regular Good Beer Guide entry. East London & City CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2010. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2013.

We have visited this pub 26 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1N 6SJ