Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in The City
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has a real olde world feel to it, having survived through the reign of 15 monarchs. It consists of a great number of bars and dining rooms reached by a labyrinth of passages and staircases. It is decked out with a dark wooden interior. Bar food is served as well as beers, traditional ales, wines and spirits, and there is also a restaurant. They can cater for private parties of up to 120 people.
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- 145 Fleet Street, The City, London, EC4A 2BU
- Nearest station:
- City Thameslink, National Railway
The Cheshire Cheese is the oldest surviving pub on Fleet Street and is well placed for a a refuelling stop after a visit to Dr Johnson's House (in nearby Gough Square). The good Dr, inventor of the original English Dictionary in 1755, is but one of an impressive tally of past clientele. Other patrons have included Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Mark Twain,
Arthur Conan Doyle and Theodre Rossevelt. These days you are more likely to bump into law bores or merchant bankers. However, it remains the meeting-place of choice for old-time hacks nostalgic for the days before
newspapers bailed out downriver to Docklands. And it still serves a fine selection of real ales.