Cittie of Yorke

Cittie of Yorke

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Is this restaurant good for dinner?
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles420 reviews
Excellent
163
Very good
170
Average
43
Poor
14
Terrible
30
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Andy H
Alexandria161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
There are a million pubs all over London, but on a recent weekend get away I wanted to hit a number of the more historic ones across the city. Had some great pints, great pies, and great fish and chips. Unfortunately this was a solo weekend for me and while I've spoken to many a stranger at a bar, this time I wanted to review my adventure pics over a pint, however I promptly got scolded while minding my own business. Cittie is owned by Samuel Smith's Old Brewery, and I applaud their focus on human conversation, but seriously when you are by yourself enjoying a pint you should be able to listen to music, look at pictures, or surf the web. Be warned, several other historic pubs across London (i.e. FitzRoy Tavern, Angel in the Fields) are also owned by S. Smith and have similar technology bans. I will say at one of the other pubs (not to be named to protect the kind server) the bar tender acknowledged in a crowded bar the best chance of me enjoying myself (and ordering another beer/food) was to allow me to use my phone rather than be forced to talk to strangers. In summary - the food is good, the beer is refreshing, but the technology ban hampers really enjoying the pub. Andy
Written 3 March 2020
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wolverine99
Buckhurst Hill149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
Didn't eat in here only just had a few drinks but it's a great pub, very big and old fashioned inside as well, it looks like a traditional old building. Lots of people were eating so take that to mean that the food is good. It is a Samuel Smith's pub so doesn't do your mainstream drinks. A pint of Taddy lager is £3.90 which is great considering the location of the place.
Written 16 January 2020
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Liam
Pontefract1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Historic pub situated around halfway between Holborn and Chancery Lane stations on High Holborn. Enjoyed a decent quality meal with good service. Portions and quality of food made cost reasonable. Nice to sit in one of the booths too. Only disappointment was the price of the beer. Sam Smiths has always had a reputation of keeping its prices low, even at its sites in London. Surprised to pay over £4 a pint, a big increase on previous prices and no linger the cheapest in the area.
Written 2 September 2020
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FairCritique4U
1716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
I absolutely loved this place. We stumbled across it by chance. The fact it was full, says it all - it deserved to be. Staff were utterly charming quick to serve, and even when a slight mistake was made with the food order they’ve repaired it quickly and that says the service was a great offering. In my opinion. I really enjoyed my simple lunch of a sandwich with fries and my friends loved it too. We were lucky to be able to sit in one of the small booth areas, and it really brings home to you How pub inns used to be in the old times .
Written 12 December 2022
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John-Paul MacNamars
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 solo
I popped in for a quick pint after work. I was sitting on my own and watching a video (with my headphones in) on my phone. I was minding my own business when I was told that electronic devices were banned and I was not allowed to look at my phone. There was not a single warning sign about this save for a small sign at the end of the bar which was turned away from me. They say that they want to encourage “conversation” but they made me aware of these rules after pocketing my money. Moreover this is clearly not a pub that tolerates a solo drinker who wants a drink before heading home. I used to drink there all the time but wouldn’t return if you paid me. They are entitled to whatever puritanical belief system they want but need to make their patrons properly aware of this in advance. Don’t drink there. There are loads of great alternatives nearby: “the Inns of court”, “the pendrel oak”. Their “cider reserve” was disgusting and a further example of their puritanical attitude. This is an ideal pub recommendation for someone I don’t like!!
Written 18 February 2020
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Katherine S
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Gorgeous old pub with amazing decor. However, our lunch (one sandwich and a cheese platter) took an hour to arrive. I don't blame the lone barmaid, who was efficient and courteous, but the management, who clearly understaff this place. Don't go here if you are hungry!
Written 2 January 2023
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James M
Sydney41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 solo
Fantastic interior but there seemed to be a limited offering of real ale. The Sam Smiths I had was really good though. Unfortunately the pie and mash I had was a bit like school food. So obviously had been waiting around for some time waiting for some one to order and do quick microwave job on it. The pastry crust was dry and unappetising as was the mash and vegetables. Thank god for gravy to hydrate the meal a bit! Though why did they put the gravy jug in the middle of the plate of food? Weird! Not recommended unless you want a nice drop of Sam Smiths.
Written 28 April 2022
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Claire J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
I came here for dinner with my wife. First impression was a nice pub with lots of space not too busy. Traditional pub without blaring music. We ordered drinks and sat to read the menu. We ordered food and one of the meals was wrong, so I took it back to the bar to ask for the correct meal. The member of staff (manager?) just shouted at me that it was what was on my receipt so it was what I got. I know mistakes happen. It could have been his staff mistake or mine. But he just bellowed at me. We left without eating. Do not recommend.
Written 5 September 2023
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Urvashi Kumar Trikha
Dubai979 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
One of the best pub foods I have had coupled with excellent service! The portion size is great, taste and quality superb. We ordered the traditional fish and chips which was perfect in taste and texture , the bangers and mash was brilliant. They have a great selection of drinks as well. The vibe is of a traditional pub and they have retained so much of the old world character that is now rare to find. Had a brilliant experience and highly recommend.
Written 3 July 2023
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sheepygold
5380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
I have walked past this pub literally hundreds of times but have never been in. The entrance is set back from the road and once you go through the door into the main bar you realise what a huge space it is - rather like a church. We sat in a very cosy cubbyhole. The place looks old and there has been a pub here for hundreds of years but the present building is 20th century. We had a selection of Samuel Smith beers. Unfortunately the barmaid was struggling to pull a pint without a massive head so she must have been new. Beers were just over £6 a pint which is what you expect to pay but I got a shock when I ordered a single shot of their house Irish whiskey - it set me back a ridiculous £6.70!!
Written 10 April 2024
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alison b
Epping11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Very sad to see you have to book a table for a drink. We arrived and sat at a table reserved from 6.30pm (we sat down at 5.40’ish). We thought more than enough time to drink our drinks! However we were told by staff at 5.50pm that we had to move as the people who had reserved the table had arrived early. We said this was unfair but moved. The same happened as soon as we found another table. So we looked around at actually found the original table we had sat at and when we asked why it was free we were told that the people who reserved it did not ‘like the table’ . I would say do not go to this pub without reserving a table! Remember this is a Sam Smiths pub - having visited many over the years all over the country and never before have we experienced this level of pettiness in any other Sam Smiths pub - again remember this is a Pub!
Written 18 February 2023
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indiana_solo88
Plymouth309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
An amazing experience. Lovely old historic building with relaxing snug booths. The landlady was terrific. The ale was a game-changer. To have Old Brewey Bitter served in oak casks was almost a divine experience and I now compare all other beers I have to Old Brewey Bitter (oak cask version). I sunk two pints of the stuff in a matter of minutes and unfortunately we had to leave to go to our next destination. Luckily, this was the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (another Samuel Smiths pub) just a few minutes walk away!
Written 6 March 2024
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Hazel H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 business
After being regular customers for a number of years, we did our usual journey down to the pub on a Thursday evening after work. We ordered six beers, however the last two beers seemed very off and immediatly made one of the team feel sick. After going to the bar, one of the staff members were extremely rude and refused to replace the dodgy beers. We will not be returning!
Written 22 August 2023
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Lauren6166
London86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
What a beautiful place this is, so pleased that we came upon it by chance. The internals if this charming building date back to the 1400's and it certainly reflects the era. I had mac and 3 cheese fir my lunch and my partner had the half chicken. M&C can be a but 'hit and miss' so I wasn't expecting anything amazing and was leaning more towards the not so good opinion but I was more than pleasantly surprised when my food turned up. It was very tasty indeed and I'd definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again. I can't comment on the beers as we both had soft drinks.
Written 14 September 2022
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Matthew P
Bath514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 business
It’s the best looking pub in London, outside and inside. The staff are some of the friendliest too. They’re happy to stand and chat and they’re proud of their beers and selections. All spirits, beer, ale, cider is made by companies in Yorkshire. NO big brands here and I love that. I will keep coming back.
Written 26 May 2021
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