Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, EC4A 2BU
- Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street, EC4A 2BU
Unlike many Sam Smith's pubs, it actually has the bitter on handpump.
The interior consists of several small rooms joined by passageways. There's very little natural light, adding to the atmosphere. One of the rooms near the back felt very nice and cool on our visit on a warm spring day in May 2008, probably due to the stone floor sucking up the heat. Seating is available both in the small rooms and on benches along the passageway; it really does feel very olde-worldey. There's a restaurant area (The Chop Room) in one of the rooms near the front.
By repute, this is supposed to be the first building, or one of the first, to be rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666. Certainly parts of the above-ground bit look that way to me.
Accessibility: Toilets are in the basement, down a narrow and winding staircase. There are 2 "Mind your head" warning signs on the staircase, and most people will have to duck to avoid the low ceiling.
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