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Ye Olde Mitre

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Address: 1 Ely Court | Ely Place, London EC1N 6SJ, England
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+44 20 7405 4751
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00

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Ye Olde Beauty.

For a chain that's losing its touch, this pub is a jewel in the crown. So much history lies within the walls of this establishment and it's truly fantastic. Hidden away from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For a chain that's losing its touch, this pub is a jewel in the crown. So much history lies within the walls of this establishment and it's truly fantastic. Hidden away from the city of London, a place you'll only likely to find if you're actually looking for it. In fact, we missed it the first time we went on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(It seems the Mitre is duplicated on here as an "attraction" or as a "restaurant", but not in its principal guise as a pub. Very odd.) Ye Olde Mitre quite reasonably claims to be London's oldest standing pub. It is also one of London's smallest, in an odd out-of-the-way little alley that gives you a feel for how ramshackle London... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here as part of a pub crawl of London's historic pubs with my daughter. You might have trouble finding it but it's worth the effort. You can feel the history as you walk down the alleyway and you're not disappointed when you enter the pub. Good choice of real ale and bar snacks. Wished we could have stayed... More 

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Always great to hear that people enjoy our pub and the history of the place. Looking forward on having you back here! More 

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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nice pub to go with friends after work. Quite packed but very cosy and friendly. Must see if you watched "snach" ( movie with Bratt Pitt

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time Joan, many thanks for the 4* More 

Maulden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick drink whilst in Hatton Garden looking for rings. Very old pub with two bars, down a short alleyway at the Chancery Lane end of Hatton Garden. Drinkers pub in the main but does basic lunches like toasties and cheese and pickle sandwiches but nothing complicated. Some good ales on tap to choose from, and historical... More 

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Thanks Tony for the 4*, Glad to hear you appreciate the history. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Built in the first half of the 16th Century, Ye Olde Mitre originally served the servants of the Bishop of Cambridge. Featured in a number of movies The Deep Blue Sea and Snatch) this little hideaway is steeped in history including patronage by Royalty. Small but decent choice of draft real ales. Selection of pies. Nothing here not to love!

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Thanks Stephen for the 4*, Glad to hear you appreciate the history. More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

As a group of friends of many years, we meet up quite frequently at different pub venues across central London. Yesterday we paid a visit to Ye Olde Mitre for the first time. Overall a positive experience, which I will come to later, but one thing which soured things was the the attitude of of the "Potman." I now know... More 

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Many thanks for bringing this issue to my attention, please be assured this incident is not indicative of our usual high level of customer service. As Particks day is very busy we take on additional staff to cover, we take all criticism on board, be it positive or negative, and use it in our 'team talks' to help... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Having a pint in historic pubs is easily one of the best pastimes on a trip to London. This is well-kept establishment with comfortable seating and standing, tucked away off an alley.

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Judith N, General Manager at Ye Olde Mitre, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time, many thanks for the 4* More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Up an alley off Ely Court Wonderful gem of a place and Fuller's London Pride. Small lounge bar and spaces outside. Well worth a visit if you're in Hatton Garden. Chancery Lane tube nearby. Photo shows entrance alley

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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Tucked away and accessible from either of two alleyways, it is well worth seeking out. It has 3 bars downstairs plus a room upstairs. Lovely landlady, genuinely friendly and nice staff too. Fullers beers plus special guests - Windsor & Eton were the welcome guests during my visit.

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