Ye Olde Mitre
Ye Olde Mitre
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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The area
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Neighbourhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Farringdon • 4 min walk
  • Chancery Lane • 4 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles203 reviews
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Paul C
Manchester, United Kingdom63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Great old fashioned looking pub with a roaring fire .
Spotted this pub on YouTube and just had to call in during our weekend in London.
The nice cockney barman ( sorry didn`t catch his name) was very smartly dressed and really pleasant .
We sat outside with a lager and guinness, the barman offered to put the patio heaters on for us.
Look forward to calling in on our next visit to the capital .
Written 4 February 2023
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jktrock
Baumholder, Germany1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is one of the historical pubs in London. It is insanely tiny, but there are benches and tables outdoors for the patrons to enjoy drinks. We had just one drink, looked around and moved on to another pub. It’ll be helpful if you’ll read about the pub’s history before visiting. We enjoyed the atmosphere and historical decor.
Written 26 May 2024
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jbw333
Cork, Ireland5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I have to say this is my favourite London pub but on the weekend of Great British Beer Festival. I asked for two pints of London Pride. No London Pride, like going to a pub in Dublin with no Guinness. I know that Fuellers brewery and Fuellers pubs are different companies now. But not good enough.
Written 8 September 2022
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WorldWandererUK
England73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
...Amazingly that's not my comment, but a quote shouted from the landlord!

We were celebrating a friend's birthday in a reserved room upstairs. We'd been enjoying great beer, good company & friendly staff. I was close to giving a 4-5 star Tripadvisor rating until....

We ordered a large round of toasties which were brought to us upstairs by the landlord (Eaman Scott I believe). As he brought them in to us, I took one toastie from the plate - then he went absolutely mad saying, "If there's one thing I hate, it's rudeness". It seems he was annoyed that I'd taken a toastie before he'd put the plate down in the corner of the room! It was a really surprising and totally uncalled-for, over-the-top outburst. I've never been spoken to that at an establishment in the past and it really shocked me that he both shouted at me and considered me rude for taking a toastie from a plate we'd ordered! Hardly the service with a smile we'd had from his staff.

I really don't know why he considered me to be rude and on leaving I thought he might have apologised to me. But when asked for his name and he said, "Mr Scott, and make sure you spell it right!" Basil Fawlty would be proud...
Written 12 March 2014
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Jamerica02
Illinois11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend and I were introduced to the Mitre by a native Londoner who is a regular patron, and it was fabulous! The owner is a lovely man, very friendly and welcoming. The Mitre is a small pub that dates back to the 1500s, so you get to experience a little bit of history with your tipple. The food was your typical pub fare (I recommend the toasted sandwiches). Definitely check it out if you want a nice little lunch while touring London!
Written 5 September 2006
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PaiMuTan
Milan, Italy2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
If you think that the sense of history in pubs is to keep the best from the old-times and offer it to the new customers as a vast selection of Fuller's draught beers, a friendly approach, a warm and confortable environment and a precious hidden spot....well YOM is the right place. Don't be scared about the travel guides who say that it's a hard to find place: anyway it worths.
Written 2 January 2012
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nigelonholiday
Penzance, UK40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
This is a great pub BUT if you use the attached map you will be on the wrong side of town!!!!
Just get to Farringdon station and ask.
Written 15 June 2014
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abearfellow
604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We've been coming to the Mitre on and off for 30 years. It is either a very popular , crowded, noisy tourist spot OR a nice quiet little local london pub. We worked hard over the years to make it the latter and, to this day we can time it such that we are only there with a few other people.
There are two sides and we always prefer the small one - if you've ever heard the term "a snug" well this is a pretty good example of one.
We learned long ago that lunch time and after work time are the most crowded and noisy. We plan to arrive maybe mid afternoon - around 2. The cheese and onion toasties are a great tradition here. one would be a reasonable lunch - two people with reasonable appetites could share 3. Lots of beer and cider available. We miss the Friary Mieux though. It was pretty special. If you ever had it and enjoyed it, it is still available in some pubs in London.
As mentioned elsewhere it is kind of hard to find but if you ask directions for St. Ethelreda's church in Ely Place, the pub is just down a small passageway.
The famous tree in the corner of the pub seems to be a bit forgotten because there is no signage and I think there used to be a light in there but it is famous. Our understanding - not mentioned by either the pub's website or wikipedia - is that, back in the 1500s, it delineated the boundary between the property of the City of London and that of the Bishop of Ely. It's an old tree.
Great place.
Written 14 December 2019
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Hils1967
London, UK34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not a tourist pub - hidden down a narrow alley way between Hatton Garden and Ely Court.

Popped in for a quick drink and snack lunch. Unfortunately both were disappointing. My sausage roll was burnt on one side and very dry. And my husbands sausage melt toastie was also dry (and seemed to be missing or very sparse on the cheese melt). Our mulled wine drink (it was a week before Christmas) was bitter - my guess would be it was made by someone who’s never had a mulled wine before - but was easily improved by the few teaspoons of sugar I added.

On the plus side, this pub is worth a visit for its quaint location alone - hidden down a narrow alley-way off the beaten track. And the small wood-panelled bars and ‘snugs’ are cosy, authentic and transport back one’s imagination to by-gone centuries!

Written 17 December 2018
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Hannah C
London, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
Don't waste your money. We visited on a Friday night in a group from work. We spent a lot of money buying a large round and went to sit down with our drinks. The chairs were all oddly arranged around the edge of the room so we moved a few of them so we could sit sociably around the table - apparently this is unforgivable behaviour! The landlady came over, told us off like naughty school children and made a big scene of dramatically returning the furniture to its rightful position. We ended up kneeling at the table, despite the plentiful supply of furniture.. She was then abominably rude to us on the way out and told us we were not welcome back there.. Because we moved some chairs. I don't entirely understand but don't worry lady, you can play musical chairs all by yourself! What a horrible place.
Written 7 May 2016
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Ye olde mitre is a small 500 year old traditional pub and we are proud of our heritage and history. Our furnitire is historical in its own right, with the heavy wooden antique chairs dating back 100 years themselves. Due to their size and weight they are arranged around the edge of the small room to allow maximum space, so everyone can enjoy our historic site. I totally appreciate, as a large group, out for a big Friday night, Ye Olde Mitre may not have been for you. I truly am sorry if you felt offended when asked not to move the furniture. We therefore had no alternative but to ask you to leave because of your continued refusal to heed the staffs polite requests regarding your moving around of heavy pub furniture. Should you ever be passing by in smaller groups we would welcome you back in future. Regards Ye Olde Mitre Management Team
Written 25 May 2016
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