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The Old Bell Tavern

) #4,292 of 18,119 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
+44 20 7583 0216
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 5PM Looked overdone and tasted overdone Nice gravy and veg Really enjoyable cider Friendly waitress, good quick service

Thank andrel m
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andrel M, we truly appreciate your honest feedback. I wish you've told us earlier and we would've changed your pie. But glad everything else was OK. Hope to see you back at the Old Bell soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking at the Bell for food. Look elsewhere. If you are looking to meet friends for a beer, read on. We were desperate for a meal dropped into the Bell after finding our first choice closed. The fish and chip and meat...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mrgaucho1987 thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We pride ourselves on serving quality food and drinks, so was a bit disappointed to read your review. Not sure why both fish and a pie were below average. Also not sure...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch whilst local the food was very good as were the staff, the pub itself is very busy especially at lunch time when all the bankers arrive and pack the place out but if you avoid these times it's a very...More

Thank Eddie020173
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Eddie. Glad you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive feedback.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I were in London for the day and this pub was on our list of places to try for lunch. A warm welcome from the staff, with apologies they had no pies today but rest of menu was available, both snacks with...More

Thank Elizabeth P
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you Elizabeth for taking time to leave this lovely review. It means a lot to us at The Bell!:)

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner were looking for somewhere to eat yesterday afternoon and walked passed The Old Bell. It looked Oldy Worldly so we looked at the menu and went in. We ordered our steaks..we did have to wait a while as the chef had...More

Thank Ilove2boogie
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My sister and I popped in here as part of our unplanned pub crawl of old pubs of London. We had lunch and I ordered GLAZED SHALLOT TART TATIN (V) • £5.25 Topped with soft crumbled goat’s cheese, apple and baby leaf salad. It was...More

Thank debbie b
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi Debbie B. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You definitely made our day!:)

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Situated on Fleet Street next to St Brides church this is a charming old world pub that serves a good pint with friendly efficient bar staff. The menu looked interesting but did not eat here due to lack of time....More

Thank John B
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hi John. Thank you for leaving feedback. Hope to see you soon for a pint and a pie!

Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place is pure history! If you like somewhere to drink that has real character, then this should be your destination. I believe that Wren had this place built so that his St Paul's workers had somewhere to drink, and it's still providing the same...More

Thank tony s
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Tony S, thank you for leaving this lovely feedback about your experience with The Old Bell Tavern. Completely agree with you, it is a little gem. Have a great day!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Old Bell is another genuine old London pub that is on my list, lovely warm atmosphere, friendly staff, I would have liked to try out the Pies but we had other eating plans, good selection of beers, a must visit establishment.

Thank robert w
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thanks Robert W, for leaving us this response. We always love to receive feedback from our guests.

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub very full but we were able to get a table. Brilliant menu and very friendly staff. We just needed a quick lunch, they have a pie menu which is very traditional along with a standard menu. All in all good food, nice setting...More

Thank NARedit
Viki B, Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you very much for sharing these comments Naredit. It means a lot!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7583 0216
  • E-mail
Description
You will find The Old Bell Tavern in Fleet Street London within a short stroll of Farringdon Street, City Thameslink and Ludgate Hill - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Old Bell Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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