This fantastic pub is one of the few places in London that actually does justice to the term ‘ye olde’.
It was built in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1666, and (in a good way) it looks like
it hasn’t changed much since then.
It’s a welcome change to find a place where the ‘olde worlde’ feel is not a newly installed figment of a chain-pub manager’s imagination.
It’s a warren of a place with nooks and crannies and several different bars and restaurants (mains under £10).
The wood-panelled bar on the ground floor has an open fire and a cosy feel to it.
Downstairs has more of a bunker feel, where you can hunker down for a pint or two.
For an atmospheric place to have a drink that’s a step aside from bog-standard boozers, it’s hard to beat – check it out. DANIEL LANDON
» 145 Fleet St, EC4A 2BU, Chancery Lane (020 7353 6170)
Verdict: olde worlde fun