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Friday, June 29, 2012

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub (see below) was rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of London in 1666. There has been a pub at this location since 1538.  Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is notable for its lack of natural lighting inside which produces a sort of gloomy charm.

In Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, posted plaques show famous people who were regulars. Several famous literary figures are associated with Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese including: Mark Twain, Oliver Goldsmith, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Dr. Samuel Johnson.

Charles Dickens was also known to visit the establishment frequently and it was famously alluded to in Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities.

The pub is currently operated by the Samuel Smith Brewery.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub London

The entrance to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (see below) is located in a narrow alleyway and easy to miss, but upon entering, visitors will realise that the pub is larger than it appears from the outside and has numerous rooms.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub London

All the monarchs who have reigned in England since the pub's opening  are listed to the right of the door (see below).


Some of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese's interior wood panelling is from the nineteenth century, and some of it may be older, perhaps even original. The vaulted cellars (see below) are believed to have originated from a 13th century Carmelite Monastery which once occupied the site.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is  located at 145 Fleet Street, on Wine Office Court in London. Visitors to London may also want to check out the nearby St Paul's Cathedral or the Tower of London.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street
City of London, London
EC4A 2BU
Tel :020 7353 6170

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese map

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