Built, as the sign inside says, by Bishop Goodrich in 1546, this traditional tavern consists of a cramped, three-room bar space fronted by an enclosed courtyard with stand-up tables,
all accessed by alleyways from two separate streets.
On offer here are ales and history; punters, City types and admiring tourists can choose to sip from George Gale Seafarers, Caledonian 80, Fuller’s Honeydew, Adnams Broadside or Deuchars IPA beneath portraits of Henry VIII and sundry beruffled luminaries.
The handful of wines – pinot noir La Lumière, pinot grigio Veneto – are well priced at around £15, while the old-school pub fare starts with toasted sandwiches, scotch eggs, pork pies and the like (£2), moving on to full, hearty meals.
|Venue name:||Ye Olde Mitre Tavern||Contact:|
1 Ely Court
|Cross street:||Ely Place side of 8 Hatton Garden|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri. Food served 11.30am-9pm Mon-Fri|
|Transport:||Tube: Chancery Lane tube/Farringdon tube/rail|
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Average User Rating
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One of the best "hidden" pubs in London. The beer is great and the staff is friendly. It feels like you are transported to another time and place then you visit this pub. Highly recommended.
Everyone in London seems to have heard about Ye Olde Mitre but not everyone seems to know where it is. Hidden among some entirely insignificant buildings not far from Leather Lane, the Mitre's a proper pub that serves great beers. With such a low key location it can make the perfect hideout if you're after an extended lunchtime session. No frills, no bullshit and no football. What more could you want?
With excellent real ales kept in 1st class condition and their famous' (or should be infamous ?) toasties as nourishment this remains in my top 10 of pubs I have patronised. With no music or gambling machines this remains what I would class as a "proper" public house where conversation rules. Not the biggest pubs in the world to say least, it gets busy at times (Yes I'm being ironic its most times) but with friendly efficient hard working staff you'll don't have to wait long to get served. As you might have guessed I do like the pub !