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Olde Mitre

Central London, EC1N 6SJ

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Olde Mitre, 1 Ely Court, EC1N 6SJ

(020) 7405 4751

www.yeoldemitreholborn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Closed: weekends and bank holidays

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Unspoilt old pub with a lovely atmosphere, unusual guest beers and bargain toasted sandwiches

There's been some sort of tavern here since 1546, although the current building dates from 1782. Quite unspoilt and tucked away, it's a real refuge from the modern city nearby. The cosy small rooms have lots of dark panelling as well as antique settles and (particularly in the popular back room where there are more seats) old local pictures and so forth. It gets good-naturedly packed with the City suited-and-booted between 12.30pm and 2.15pm, filling up again in the early evening, but in the early afternoons and by around 8pm it's a good deal more tranquil. An upstairs room, mainly used for functions, may double as an overflow area at peak periods. Fullers London Pride, Olivers Island and Seafarers with regular guests such as Adnams Broadside and Caledonian Deuchars IPA on handpump plus another couple of guests; they hold three beer festivals a year; eight farm ciders and several wines by the glass. No music, TV or machines ? the only games here are cribbage and dominoes. There's some space for outside drinking by the pot plants and jasmine in the narrow yard between the pub and St Etheldreda's church (which is worth a look). Note the pub doesn't open on weekends or bank holidays. The best approach is from Hatton Garden, walking up the right-hand side away from Chancery Lane; an easily missed sign on a lamp-post points the way down a narrow alley. No children.

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